Epson R-2000 Printer FYI

Started Mar 24, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Mr. Cool
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Epson R-2000 Printer FYI
Mar 24, 2012

I have had my R-2000 for about a month and I couldn't be happier with the prints. The set up was a breeze even with someone like me. Did I calibrate my monitor? Yes and No. I did not use any equipment to calibrate the monitor. I just downloaded 3 different color charts from the internet. I made a straight print from these charts using Epson and Red River papers with their canned profiles. From there I adjusted the brightness and contrast on my Dell 2210 monitor untill it looked as close as I could get it to the downloaded charts. I ended up with 56% and 57% reduction of my monitor brightness and contrast. I do not get the dark prints that many complain about. In fact I do not run any test prints at all even when printing 13 X 19 inch prints. My prints look exactly like my monitor. Even the gray scale prints like the downloaded files, with no color cast at all. I was surprised by this because many have said that the R-2000 would print B & W prints with a slight color cast. Not so on my printer. This may not be the way to calibrate my equipment and may not fly with all the experts that say I need to buy the equipment to calibrate my monitor. But it works for me. Am I an expert on the art of color printing? NO, but I have been making color prints for over 60 years starting with the Color Carbo prints back in the very early 1951s. I do know what to look for in a color print. Back then it could take maybe two days to make a color print having to make color separations and such. Some of the Carbro prints are still good to day after storage in the attic for the past 60 years.

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