Is any one else seeing what look like micro cracks in the blacks of their images? I think it is from the texture of the paper. I've only made a handful of prints on this paper so far, but it is visible on all of them with significant black areas. Also it appears that these micro cracks aren't of the same density across the page, some areas have lots and lots, and others have very few to none.
Maybe I got a bad batch?
I am trying my first batch of EEFP with an Epson 4000 and Imageprint. I tried using the
the Epson Premium Glossy profile and an Innova profile. With the Innova profile I definitely
see what you are seeing. With the Epson/Imageprint profile I see banding and "micro cracks".
I am not sure they are really cracks. I tried looking at them with a loupe and they do look like cracked patented leather but I can't really figure out what it is.
All of the "cracks" run the same direction. There are no vertical "cracks." The "cracks" are not just in the blacks. They are across the entire image. Check your prints out with a loupe.
I rushed home to try this paper so I haven't taken the time to profile the paper yet and I am
using an Epson 4000 so any testing I am doing is really off the wall.
I do notice lots of scuffing of the paper surface. Since I don't have a decent print yet I am
not treating the paper very kindly. Printing with my 4000 the prints exhibits major bronzing as well.
I don't want anyone to jump to any conclusions. I am using an older printer not the 3800 or x880 series printers. I haven't made a custom profile for the paper and neither, I don't think, has
Colorbyte. I just wanted Derek to know he isn't alone in seeing these "cracks."