ColourPhil

ColourPhil

Lives in United Kingdom Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a Colour Guru
Has a website at https://www.colourphil.co.uk
Joined on Dec 17, 2014

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  • I believe you will need to install all 9 inks for the printer to work, but doubt you can buy 9 different ink carts for dye-sub for a 3880, which is a high quality photo printer.
  • I'd be very wary about any secondhand printer that was ten years old, ESPECIALLY an R800! I had one about ten years ago, and it was forever clogging when new. I printed every few days as well. ...
  • Think we've been asked that before recently? The answer then was no. Lack of toner colour stability, shortage of suitable paper, only four colours, smaller colour gamut.......................... Yo ...
  • Adding to this, I would strongly suggest that you investigate monitor calibration after printing test images. Your monitor should be calibrated to match your print: https://www.colourphil.co.uk/pri ...
  • Replied in OWC SSDs
    Hi, I think that's an entirely different product, being a direct replacement for conventional ASATA hard disk drives. I have several of them. I believe the Aurora series are replacements for Apple ...
  • If your prints are "too dark" it's usually because your display is too bright! A well-known 'problem': https://www.colourphil.co.uk/prints-appear-dark.shtml I agree with the diagnosis of the ...
  • You haven't given any information at all, especially about type of monitor, how calibrated, etc. However, there have been hundreds of similar threads on this, and every other photo forum, and the ...
  • Hi, I think you'll find that the 670E is more of a CAD or document type of printer and not a photo printer. Also not sure about the longevity of its inks, or suitability with matte paper? Cheers, Phil
  • Replied in iMac for CMYK?
    Hi Darin, Yes, I think you'll be fine with the iMac! I'm not an expert with Affinity, although I keep meaning to give it a try! Do they have a lot of videos. I suspect they have some softproofing ...
  • Replied in iMac for CMYK?
    Hi, Monitors only work in RGB, never CMYK. The particular CMYK colour space you are using (and there are many!) will be converted to the monitor's own colour space by the editing software, such as ...
  • For b&w you should look at QuadTone RIP, which is very inexpensive. Also there's a lot of experience on their 'Community'. Try here first: http://www.quadtonerip.com/html/QTRoverview.html Cheers, Phil
  • When away from home, I find my Retina MacBook Pro 13in screen is too small in Capture One Pro to do any serious work other than quick viewing and culling images, for which I prefer Fast Raw ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hi, I appreciate that, but I'm referring to the hardware control panel on the front top of the actual printer! Cheers, Phil
  • Hi, You can adjust the platen gap with the printer's control panel: 'Custom Paper'. I find this useful when using a non-Epson driver, ie Quadtone RIP. Cheers, Phil
  • Paper type would be useful as would a screen shot of printer settings. Photo of nozzle check test (you've run one?) would help. Is 16-bit selected? Known problems in macOS Mojave. Printing with ...
  • Sorry, but it's very likely that your monitor is still TOO BRIGHT! It's probably one of the most common 'problems' on this and every other photo forum. Also use Soft Proofing to the Printer ...
  • One bug I've had reported from customers, and seen on this forum, is that there can be issues with colour if printing in 16-bit mode. 8-bit printing is fine. Cheers, Phil
  • John, Sounds like a printer driver fault? The clue being in the 'blues looking cyan'. Check to see that you have the correct driver installed, and not the faulty Apple 'Airprint' one: https://www.c ...
  • I can't imagine a 'universal' pigment ink! Epson have several different varieties of pigment ink: Ultrachrome/K3/Vivid Magenta/HD, etc. to name a few, and Canon and HP are different again, and with ...
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