Thanks for your comments. Let me know if the "satin" coating you want to try succeeds in dull down the gloss of the as-printed canvas.
I made 3 more prints on Friday, all portrait images, one medium key and the other 2 low key images. These low key images are where I was always the most dis-satisfied before with not a lot range in tones. This LexJet Sunset Slect Gloss canvas is by far the best canvas I have ever printed to. Every print I have made so far looks so good. The low key images are beautiful with deep rich colors, very nice contrast with nice details in the shadows.
The LexJet provided profile is very good.
I coated that first print with the LexJet Sunset Satin coating and it was perfect for bringing down the gloss just enough. One word of warning, do not shake this coating before you use it. It will create air bubbles that will show up in the print. Only stir it gently before applying it with foam rollers.
I am so happy with this combination of this canvas and the Epson 4880 that I am now getting a quote from LexJet for a new Epson printer. I just can't decide whether to get the 7900 or the 9900.
I sell many wall portraits, but mostly up to 24x30 with few 30x40s sold over the years. If I get the 7900 I won't be able to make 24x30s with the extra canvas around the print to stretch on a stretcher frame. I could of course print 24x30s on the 7900 using the borderless setting and then mount the 24x30 on masonite.
I assume I would need to purchase a drymount press to do this. From what I have read here on this forum most of you agree that using this method would be the best. The Miracle Muck method sounds interesting but I am concerned about the mess and cleanup.
I am a bit concerned about all the clogging issues I here about on the 7900s and 9900s. I have been using my 4880 now for about 3 months and have had to do only one cleaning.
Maybe I should just get the 7880 or 9880???