I'm printing on an Epson 7900 and very occasionally I print on fabrics. I have rolls of jacquard fabrics-- indian dupion, crepe georgette, and mostly Habotai. In the past, I've been a clueless experimenter (actually I am still a fairly clueless experimenter!) and just tried a bunch of different profiles for different fabrics. I would happily purchase profiles for these fabrics if they were available. I've also made my own profiles for normal photo paper with the spyder 3 (although I've never been happy with anything I've made myself and ended up buying some good profiles from Eric Chan.)
a.) Does anyone have profiles for these fabrics or know where I can get/buy them? I don't think I can get profiles made for fabrics the same way you can for normal photo papers.
b.) If not, any suggestions on other profiles which work ok for the habotai silk for example?
c.) Any other suggestions/tips on settings, etc in printing on fabrics?
Dan, you can get profiles made for the fabrics in exactly the same way as for any other paper. You just have to be mindful of the ink load and allocate the paper an appropriate media setting and adjust the ink density.
I have used jacquard fabrics - habotai silk and the crepe georgette , printed with my Epson 9900 for my exhibitions. Because of the nature of the work I was doing and the effect I was trying to convey, I ended up going for black and white rather than colour though.
The profiles can be made quite accurately, but do require expert attention and a bit of time to fiddle around to get it right.