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ricgal

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« on: December 07, 2006, 10:19:17 AM »

Can anyone suggest how to imitate LF Tranny with inkjet?  Pictorico is too milky,  Kodak Back lit Films are no good and writing back to film  too expensive for the empoverished client  ( they need to be tactile for a display at Graduate London Fashion Week).
Hopw does Geoff Wall do his huge Lightboxes?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 12:33:45 PM »

Jeff Wall's work is very probably on Duratrans (translucent RA-4 paper). The thing is you won't get a real black (even J.W. doesn't have em!)
I tried Duratrans and many different inkjet films and in my opinion Pictorico is the best, if you know how to handle it:
key is trying different profiles and messing around with the amount of ink applied to the "film".
It's a question of finding the balance between print-heads smearing around and getting dense/saturated colours.
If you can (depends on the printer/driver), try and print in single pass mode with maximum waiting time before the head goes on.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 06:19:05 PM »

Thanks- I will give Pictorico another go-  do you a dye based machine?
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2006, 01:12:00 PM »

Yes, Epson 7600.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 04:08:32 AM »

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Yes, Epson 7600.
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That's a pigment printer. Can you put dye inks in the 7600 as well?
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006, 05:34:50 AM »

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That's a pigment printer. Can you put dye inks in the 7600 as well?
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It can be ordered either way, and switched with some pain.

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