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Paper advice for printing B&W

mklass

Tacoma, US
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"RE: Paper advice for printing B&W"

mklass Platinum Member As a semi-professional involved in all manner of photographic genres including portraiture, sports, commercial, and events coverage, Mick is always ready to help Nikonians by sharing his deep knowledge of photography and printing. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 08th Dec 2006
Sat 30-Jun-12 10:19 PM

Well certainly Epson papers work great. I prefer printing most B&Ws on matte paper, but it depends on what you what your image to look like. Epson Luster would be another choice if you don't want gloss.

If you want to spend the extra money, Epson Velvet Fine Art is my favorite paper for B&W prints.

If you want to save some money, Red River makes some excellent papers at good prices. They have a sample kit for $12.99 with free shipping so you can try them out. http://www.redrivercatalog.com/sbprinter/inkjet-photo-paper-for-epson-r3000/

In any event, make sure your system is properly color calibrated, and that you are using the proper paper setting and paper profile. Without that, you may get strange color casts. If printing on Matte paper, make sure you have set the printer to use them.

You should get some great output with the 3000.


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