How long do you leave your prints before deciding if they are what you want?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Eatmorepies, Oct 12, 2005.

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    Eatmorepies Guest

    I am using non Epson inks in an Epson 1290 and the results are quite good.

    But - they change over the first 20 minutes or so after coming out of the
    printer. At first they are vibrant and glossy whatever the angle of viewing,
    then they assume a slighly bluish sheen when viewed obliquily. View pretty
    much square on they are nicely coloured and I am satisfied with the results,
    considering they cost about 40 pence per A3 print. (I am using a species of
    Epsom premium glossy bought on eBay from Germany. It's not quite the same as
    the stuff I have bought from Jessops but it's a fraction of the price.)

    So, do you wait a bit for your test strips to dry/settle down before
    printing full size prints? I feel I shall have to.

    John
     
    Eatmorepies, Oct 12, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    My prints don't change much at all.
    You get what you pay for...most of the time.
     
    Mark², Oct 13, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

    Printing one's own images (for the picky among us) is for utmost
    quality...not cost savings.
    -Though there are many folks who DO print their own...with crummy results.

    For the rest of us, it's not about cost as much as it is about fully
    controlling the end result.
     
    Mark², Oct 13, 2005
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    Jim Guest

    If my inks did that, I would change ink brands. Not worth the grief.
    There are enough variables.
     
    Jim, Oct 13, 2005
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    Hermit Guest

    And it's a lot of fun too!
     
    Hermit, Oct 13, 2005
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    Mike Berger Guest

    If you're using Epsom premium glossy bought on Ebay, you've got a
    counterfeit product.
     
    Mike Berger, Oct 13, 2005
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    Mike Berger Guest

    Except that I have complete control over my own printing, and virtually
    none over the lab's.
     
    Mike Berger, Oct 13, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

     
    Mark², Oct 14, 2005
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