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Author Topic: Z3200 and Silver Rag. Best paper type to start?  (Read 1433 times)
abiggs
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« on: November 07, 2009, 08:38:07 PM »
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I have been having a devil of a time creating a profile for Silver Rag on my Z3200. I have tried 4 or 5 different media types to start off with, and none of them can give me a nice neutral grey or can print a nice grey step wedge after profiling. I am using both the internal profiling solution, as well as APS.

Anybody have a quick and dirty secret that I don't know about? :-)
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009, 02:29:20 AM »
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In the printer driver select the "Color tab > Select Print in Grayscale" and "Options > Color Handling: select Let Printer Determine Colors".
Technical document from the Z3100 wiki, look around page 70: http://z3100users.wikispaces.com/file/view...our_printer.pdf

Since there are no tech papers on the page of the Z3200 you can go to the page for technical documentation of the Z3100, there are some docs about black and white printing: http://www.hp.com/go/Z3100/manuals
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 04:27:44 AM »
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Thanks for the reply, Thomas. I guess I wasn't clear in my original question.

What media type as a starting point are people using when creating a profile for this paper? All other papers I use have worked out wonderfully. No matter what I do my best profile for Silver Rag is not even close to being a good profile. My evaluation image, that has many torture tests, shows that the profile for the paper/printer/ink combination does a horrific job at many things, and a linear step wedge is only the beginning.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 08:01:26 AM »
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HP has a preset package for Museo Fine Art (Crane), it includes also a profile for Crane Museo Silver Rag 300 gsm
http://www.hp.com/go/z3200/paperpresets

Funny enough, it's under "Home > Architects, Engineers & GIS". Searching something on the HP website is like playing in the maze...
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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 08:52:27 AM »
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That is ironic, actually. Thanks for the link, Thomas. Tons of help!
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