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Peter McLennan

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HP Z3200 Gloss Optimizer
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:02:31 PM »

I can't see any way to turn GE off or on in the HP part of the printer drivers. So far, all my prints on sheet media seem to have the Gloss Optimizer on.  Am I missing something? 
Or is this selected on or off during media profiling and isn't switchable later?
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Ernst Dinkla

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Re: HP Z3200 Gloss Optimizer
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 06:01:50 AM »

In the Windows drivers I have the GE choice at the right bottom side of the print quality menu. GE ON/OFF/Economy mode.

Economy mode will print GE on the image itself but not the RGB 255/255/255 spots so not on white margins/borders added in PS for example. Gives an extra gloss derived separation between images and margins on some papers, say a mild spot varnish in graphic art terms. However it will not print GE on RGB 255/255/255 spots in the image itself either. Raising them slightly by making them 255/254/254 in PS is enough to overcome that, margins still 3x255. In Qimage I have a print filter for that and it just brings one channel to 254.  White margins are added on the fly in Qimage and they are not affected by the print filter.

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2018, 11:03:51 AM by Ernst Dinkla »
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Re: HP Z3200 Gloss Optimizer
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 08:23:25 AM »

On a mac the print dialog looks like this in photoshop CS6 OSX10.9

sorry it is in dutch...



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Peter McLennan

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Re: HP Z3200 Gloss Optimizer
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »

In the Windows drivers I have the GE choice at the right bottom side of the print quality menu. GE ON/OFF/Economy mode.

Thanks, Ernst.  It was in the HP portion of the driver, buried three levels deep under "Custom Options/Settings/Gloss Enhancer"
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