printing on fine art/watercolor paper

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by frank, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. frank

    frank Guest

    If anyone has experience printing both color and b/w on fine art
    /watercolor paper with the Epson R1800 printer please let me know.
    Personal emails are fine so to not burdern the group who may not have
    any interest in this whatsoever.
    frank, Feb 24, 2006
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  2. Well, you see, that is the point of the group. Whether we have any
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    Scott Glasgow, Feb 25, 2006
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  3. In general matt surface papers show weaker blacks and lower contrast
    than glossy papers. You can improve the contrast slightly by adding
    an adjustment layer that is used just when printing on this type of
    paper. Some people think the matt papers look "arty-er" than glossy.
    If you put the print under glass it is harder to see the differences.
    You might also want to repost the question in the
    comp.periphs.printers group.
    Robert Feinman, Feb 25, 2006
  4. frank

    Paul Furman Guest

    I'm just getting started on this bit I found the opposite to be true so
    far. Using Moab Entrada fine art Bright the R1800 makes extraordinarily
    black blacks. I was led to this paper as a somewhat more affordable
    version of a Hammemeule (sp?) paper because it is supposed to provide
    very rich colors. Moab also has a 'Natural' version which is yellowish,
    what I got was 'Bright'. It's also possible I don't have all my profiles
    set up properly.
    One thought is matte is suitable for very large prints like 24" wide.
    Glossy does get a little sharper but that doesn't matter with huge
    prints. I think I prefer glossy on the R1800. Without glass, matte paper
    looks cheap at 8x10 IMO.
    I'm guessing matte may be suitable for putting directly behind glass
    without separation because there's nothing to stick to the glass & get
    messed up?
    Yep, I posted about this in that group a few days ago.
    Paul Furman, Feb 25, 2006
  5. I tried watercolor paper with my Canon 9900 to simulate an old cloth
    print. It worked very well. Yes, the blacks were a bit weak and the
    whites not very white, but that's just the effect i was after. The
    surface texture was spot on and the heavy ink absorbtion gave the
    whole thing a very 3d look.

    PS: There was a heck of a difference between the cheap watercolor
    paper and my wife's prime stash.

    Philip Procter, Mar 1, 2006
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