Epson R800 and Kodak Paper question

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Steven Wandy, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. Steven Wandy

    Steven Wandy Guest

    I just got the Epson R800 (LOVE IT) and have some stock of Kodak Ultima and
    Premium papers. Anyone use these together? If so what settings did you use
    and were you satisfied with the results?
    Steven Wandy, Apr 23, 2004
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Can't speak to the R800 specifically, but the 8x0/12x) series did not play
    well with Kodak paper.
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    Ed Ruf, Apr 23, 2004
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    Bill Crocker Guest

    Every thing I've ever read, or heard, claimed the best result on any Epson
    Photo Printer, is with Epson Photo paper.

    Bill Crocker
    Bill Crocker, Apr 23, 2004
  4. Steven Wandy

    Steven Wandy Guest

    I totally agree. But, I have these packages of the Kodak paper and wanted
    some suggestions about what settings to use. The results that I have gotten
    have been good (better than some of the Epson glossy papers), but not as
    good as I would like.
    Steven Wandy, Apr 23, 2004
  5. The exception that proves the rule is that in the Japanese market, the
    Konica DX heavyweight glossy paper was judged the best paper in a magazine
    review, whatever printer you used. (Although that review predates the R800.)

    At least of the papers I've tried, including Epson papers, said review got
    it right. (This is with both the Epson 950 and 980 (never released in the
    US) and now the R800.)

    I mostly use the medium weight version, which isn't quite as nice but is a
    lot cheaper.

    On the other hand, Epson is very explicit that there are some papers that
    the R800 doesn't work well with. So you need to experiment.

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan
    David J. Littleboy, Apr 23, 2004
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    David Chien Guest

    At least on the Epson 926 + Kodak Ultima (the latest with the 100 year
    Colorlast logo on front), it's not that great. Sure, the colors are
    very saturated (almost candy color) and prints do okay (if you compare
    to plain paper or inkjet paper), but by far, this paper is not the best
    when compared to even their Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper. Kinda sad
    prints not really worth keeping.

    Even a Canon i550 does a better print with this paper than the Epson,
    and one look at the included settings chart shows that this paper is
    first optimized for the HP printers, then Canon and Epson second. That
    said, I would not buy this paper again for the Epson due to the
    relatively poor performance vs. the Epson PGPP.

    I would buy it again for a Canon because the Canon inks are different
    and absorb into the paper better/faster, and produce a much better
    looking print than on the Epson. The colors on the Canon are rich and
    clean, and photos are worthy of keeping.
    David Chien, Apr 23, 2004
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    Clyde Guest

    About the only other paper that I find to work as well as Epson papers
    on my Epsons are Ilford. It works just great on my R800.

    Clyde, Apr 24, 2004
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