Epson r3000 non-OEM inks & Advanced B&W Mode?

Started Oct 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
Douglas69 Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Epson r3000 non-OEM inks & Advanced B&W Mode?

I've been printing with Epson and Canon wide format printers for 10 years. The first thing you need to be aware of is that black and white photos look like photocopies. To get those beautiful silver like black tones reminisent of traditional chemical prints you need to print in colour mode. Why? Because the beautiful B&W prints made with inkjets are not made by using black ink but a combination of colours and shades of gray. My own preference for B&W LE prints uses 12 colour inks.

Any ink maker who tells you not to use their inks to print B&W whilst in colour mode do not produce exact replica inks. I won't go into the manufacturer V aftermarket inks except to say that the native ICC (colour)  profiles supplied with printers may not be perfect for so called "master Photographers" but they do guarantee you'll get good to excellent results on paper with the same coating types as the manufacturer's papers.

Everything else will need you to either invest in a print colour profiler (very expensive) or pay someone to profile the ink/paper combination for you if you expect the same results as from OEM inks.

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