Breathing Color Canvas in an Epson 3880: Tick, Tick, Tick

Started Jul 4, 2014 | Discussions thread
Lynn David Cole
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Re: Breathing Color Canvas in an Epson 3880: Tick, Tick, Tick

soloryb wrote:

Lynn David Cole wrote:


You also said that you had difficulty loading canvas. This is a problem will all canvases with the 3880.

There are a few solutions to this around the Internet, but what I do is use the top sheet feeder.

This will only work if you select one of the thinner papers like Premium Presentation Matte (for matte black ink) as your paper type in order to trick the printer into using the sheet feeder. You will then have to select the proper paper thickness and platen gap as well as playing with the ink load setting.

I use this method to print on Breathing Color Lyve canvas and it works great. Since I coat my finished canvas with Glamour II veneer, I don't bother with gloss or semi-gloss canvas. The matte black ink on the matte canvas yields much better contrast.


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Lynn David Cole

I believe that photo black ink is what BC recommends for both glossy and satin Crystalline White, and the OP is printing on Crystalline.



I was speaking of Breathing Color Lyve Matte Canvas which requires matte black ink.

Some satin canvas can be printed with matte black ink as well (need proper profile).

I have printed on Epson Satin Canvas Natural with matte black ink and I get better contrast. It is recommended that you coat any canvas that is printed with matte black ink, otherwise it is very susceptible to scuffing.


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