Has anyone got advice on obtaining neutral b/w prints off an Epson 2100 (2200)? I use Archival Matte with matte black ink, PSCS on a Mac G4 running 10.3.9. I've tried using GrayBalancer with slightly more success, but that only works under OS9, which means printing from an old version of Photoshop - not ideal. Also, I use a calibrated monitor and my colour prints appear to match the monitor image pretty closely. However my monochrome images (scanned from b/w neg) do not. If I try to print from Photoshop (profile/no colour adjustment) I get a greenish cast on my grayscale images which does not appear on screen. I'd be very grateful for any suggestions - thanks.
Alex, I bet you get a reddish tone too under certain lights---metamerism with the inks from the 2200. I switched to Quadtone RIP which pretty much eliminates metamerism. Its a quite reasonably priced RIP for just mono prints
There is also a great maillist totally focused on b/w printing and you will probably get excellent advice therehttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/DigitalBlackandWhiteThePrint/
Before I used QTR I often toned my prints or used duotones to offset the metamerism--never really found any other solution without using either the RIP or toning. I understand the new K3 inks in the newer printers are much much better for b/w.