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Printing B/W images on an inkjet with Photoshop


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cadillac Basic Member
Thu 04-Jan-01 05:03 PM

Specifically printing on an Epson 800. I have some semi-Hi-Res (2400
DPI) Black and Whites I scanned on my Minolta Dimage Dual.

To the best of my limited photoshop ability I've got the scans
contrasted and leveled the way I want them and my monitor is
calibrated via Adobe Gamma.

Now the tough part, Printing. Using Photoshop 6's Epson 800 setting
and Epson High Quality Photo Paper for printout I chose 720 DPI (max)
resolution and printed an 8x10. Not knowing if I should print it via
the colour setting or B/W, I used colour. Result was very little grain
but it was gray with very little contrast. No blacks or whites.

Next print I tried the same as above but using the black ink only
setting. This time the colour's were dead on but I got a ton of grain.
and noticeable (naked eye) pixels.

What am I doing wrong? Is the 720 DPI not enough to produce a good
looking 8x10 ? Am I supposed to be using the black ink or colour ink