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paulbk

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Crane Silver Rag w/Epson 4000
« on: July 27, 2006, 05:17:35 PM »

Anyone print Crane Silver Rag [color prints] w/Epson 4000 using Crane factory profile, what settings?

Photoshop CS2:
Intent = Relative or Perceptual?
Black Point Compensation = yes or no?

Printer Driver:
Paper = Epson Premium Semigloss or Photo Luster?
DPI = 1400 or 2800

Looking for first hand experisnce. Please don't send me to their instructions pdf, they are bad. Crane's instructions have you print from the Photoshop Proof, I don't want to do that.

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Crane Silver Rag w/Epson 4000
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 08:03:09 PM »

I would strongly recommend a custom profile. With one for my 9800 I have a 30% gamut increase over the canned profile. I use Relative Colorimetric rendering and the Premium SemiGloss setting for the printer.
From memory the Crane profile uses Perceptual and PSG.Black point on. 1440 is fine with this paper
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Crane Silver Rag w/Epson 4000
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 09:10:17 PM »

Thanks Brian,
I'm sure you are right, a custom profile is the way to go with Silver Rag. I've had such good results with the 'new' Hahn Photo Rag factory profiles, I was hoping the Crane profiles would be as good. They clearly are not.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 09:15:02 PM »

I've been getting cheap custom profiles (small .icc files) from Inkjetart, to try out the new papers.  I'm not very impressed by any of them, but will get a better Andrew Rodney profile if/when I pick a surface.
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