Does anyone know how to get a decent black and white print with an Epson RX595?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Jennifer Usher, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. About a month and a half ago I purchased a Epson RX595 printer. It does
    quite well with color, but any time I try to print anything that is black
    and white it comes out with obvious magenta and green tones in the print.
    Is there anyway of either adjusting the printing, or using black and gray
    inks for this printer? And if monochrome inks are available, where can I
    find them?

    Or am I doomed to have to send out all of my black and white printing?
     
    Jennifer Usher, Sep 16, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Monochrome inks should work. Check the printer group (rec.printers?) or
    just google around, those inks seem to work on most any printer as I
    recall, just a matter of being willing to dedicate a printer.


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    Paul Furman, Sep 16, 2008
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    tomm42 Guest

    B&W is really handled better by a multiple black/gray printer. There
    you just print by the profile and you have b&w. Try feeding your
    printer the image in b&w mode, not RGB, then it will take some
    fiddling with the color settings on the printer. There also should be
    a gray \/black only setting in the driver but that reduces your tonal
    range. MIS Associates has B&W inks for most Epsons.

    Tom
     
    tomm42, Sep 16, 2008
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    me Guest


    My initial guess is that you are not using Color Management in your
    printing process.
     
    me, Sep 16, 2008
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  5. Thanks! MIS Associates is exactly what I was looking for. Apparently, a
    lot of the problem has to do with how the inks react to various light
    sources. Even if the print is supposed to be neutral, the inks tend to
    shift to magenta or green. A set of B&W inks is what I have been looking
    for, but I could not find any on-line for my printer. MIS Associates has
    them.
     
    Jennifer Usher, Sep 16, 2008
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