I'm finally getting the HP9180 i orderd a month ago, and reading Michael review I notice the following paragraph on making profiles:
So my question is: does anybody have som suggestions on what papertypes to use for different papers? Currently I'm going to make profiles for Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl, Moab Entrada Fine Art and some different fine art matte papers.
I have the HP9180 too...just got it earlier this week. Based on what I've read over on Uwe's outbackphoto.com website, he used "Photo" for soft-gloss/luster/etc style papers, and "Photo Rag" for matt papers. So, for Hahnemuhle FAP use "Photo" and for the Moab FAN use "Photo Rag."
One thing that I've yet to figure out when adding a custom paper, though, is inking limits. For example, along with my printer I ordered a box of HP Hahnemuhle Smooth Fine Art and a box of Museo Silver Rag. I downloaded a paper profile for the B9180 from Crane's website. Using "Add Custom Paper" I set the description to Museo Silver Rag, the type to Photo, and set the aforementioned profile in the third box. My new paper "Museo Silver Rag" showed up in both the plug-in and the driver. Great! However, all prints made--both B&W and color--were horribly dark and the color, though dark, was not great. I realize I'm dealing with a generic profile, but given the fact that the B9180 uses closed loop calibration I was expecting even this generic profile to be fairly close.
I e-mailed my saga to Crane and they responed that HP Soft-Gloss was used as the media type when the profile was created. This weekend I plan to do a couple of tests to see if media type or the profile is causing the issue I'm seeing. Maybe, I should have entered HP Soft-Gloss into the first box, Photo into the second, and the profile into the third? Dunno. If you get this sorted out, I'd love to hear the solution. Let me know if you would like to communicate on this subject off-list; maybe, between the two of us, we could nail this down.