Epson 3880 Platen Gap

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ColourPhil Regular Member • Posts: 189
Re: Epson 3880 Platen Gap

fft81 wrote:

ColourPhil wrote:

fft81 wrote:

I am on linux and am using linux driver. The choices i have for platen gap are: none, 0-255.

I need to try to figure out what number correlates to windos choices like normal, wide and wider.


I appreciate that, but I'm referring to the hardware control panel on the front top of the actual printer!



But wouldn't the driver setting overwrite it? May be if i select "None" in the driver the one set in printer will stay? Don't know... I guess I'll just have to play with it.

On my 3880 I set the Platen gap on the actual printer, and in the Epson (Mac) driver I leave it alone. This way when printing B&W I use QuadTone RIP, which doesn't have this adjustment and has its own driver, I'm OK. Most of the time I'm using the regular Epson driver from Capture One, etc., sometimes with thicker paper, and it seems OK. I do, of course, need to select the appropriate 'Custom Paper' on the printer.

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