Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Printing B/W images on an inkjet with Photoshop

cadillac


4 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author
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
settings?


G