I'm beginning to settle in comfortably with the Z3100, using Qimage as a front end. I have profiled several papers, and tried to use the tables in the HP "Technical Newsletter: Working with custom media" to decide which Paper Preset to start with. When I get to the point where I want to alter the printing parameters of the preset to better reflect what is listed on the tables, I get results I do not understand.
For example, I profiled a paper called Berrger Fine Art Textured 100% Cotton Rag, PN33. It is 300 gsm paper. I selected Fine Art Material>Fine Art paper >250 g/m2 as the Paper Type. When I used the Color Center's "Change Print Properties dialogue, first to check that the parameters had been set properly under the name of my new paper, the Paper Thickness window was grayed out, with "Normal" showing, rather than High for the carriage height. For the Ink Limit, I typed in 60%, which was the setting in the HP Technical Paper's table. I continued and calibrated and profiled the paper. When I rechecked the "Change Paper Properties" dialogue again, the Ink Limit was set at 80, rather than the 60 I had entered.
This is the second paper that I calibrated and profiled according to the recommendations of the HP Technical Newsletter, only to find that the printer software would not allow me to use the settings I entered.
I'm running firmware 188.8.131.52, with the latest versions of the software found on the HP website for America, and I used ASP to profile the paper. This is all on a Windows XPPro SP2 PC.
I am also a little disappointed that after getting the PS version of the printer because of its embedded RIP, that I have found no way to enter some of the other parameters of paper, such as which black ink or combinatin of black inks the printer should use.
Am I misunderstanding how to use the paper routines, or am I expecting too much?