New printer but what about paper?

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srock Regular Member • Posts: 405
New printer but what about paper?

I had an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 which gave me good service- I used a lot of Epson papers and still have several packs (more than several)

I just bought a Canon Pro 100 based on recent reviews and an unbelievable price- What to do? Epson papers don't have profiles for a Canon printer (what a surprise...). Is  there any work around? I don't have access to  a profiler.

Steve

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Tom-C Senior Member • Posts: 1,160
Re: New printer but what about paper?

Try using the corresponding Canon paper profiles as a test. For common papers like Glossy or Luster, the Epson and Canon papers may be close enough that the Canon paper profiles will do a decent job when printing to the Epson papers.

If that test doesn't give good enough results for you, you can have custom profiles made. Just do an online search for custom printer profiles. The cost for a few papers will be far less than the time and expense of purchasing and learning to use a custom profile system of your own.

Tom

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Hugowolf Forum Pro • Posts: 12,545
Re: New printer but what about paper?

Tom-C wrote:

Try using the corresponding Canon paper profiles as a test. For common papers like Glossy or Luster, the Epson and Canon papers may be close enough that the Canon paper profiles will do a decent job when printing to the Epson papers.

If that test doesn't give good enough results for you, you can have custom profiles made. Just do an online search for custom printer profiles. The cost for a few papers will be far less than the time and expense of purchasing and learning to use a custom profile system of your own.

Or you could rent a ColorMunki Photo for a few days

Brian A

srock OP Regular Member • Posts: 405
Re: New printer but what about paper?

Ah, thats what I was hoping for- can they be rented?? Do you have a source for rental??

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Pentax K-3 Tamron SP AF 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Tamron AF 28-300mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro +11 more
Hugowolf Forum Pro • Posts: 12,545
Re: New printer but what about paper?

srock wrote:

Ah, thats what I was hoping for- can they be rented?? Do you have a source for rental??

http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/calibration/colormunki

Brian A

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