I have made many different profiles on my Z3200 for a given paper (Museo Silver Rag) with many different methods. I have used the built in solution, I have made profiles with a 1728 patch target outside of the printer, and I have even used Overdrive from Colorburst. My 'neutral' B&W prints look pretty good, but when I go to use the toning method in the printer driver, everything goes to whack. Smooth gradations go away and I have very noticable banding in my skies in the brighter, more subtle values. I am a very very picky person with my printing, and this is one that stumps me.
My preference is to print using their B&W printing mode, primarily because of the longevity of the prints. I also like the look that I have with the warm tone in the printer driver.
I am sending my B&W prints to the printer as RGB files, Adobe 1998 profile embedded.
Any thoughts on how I can get a linear response on this printer when using the driver's toning options?