I have finally gotten a solution to my problem with the 2200 and printing 13x19.
I have gotten superior quality prints in 13" x 19" on the watercolor matte paper, but it ripples. I have gotten several suggestions, including putting them in blotter paper and curling them over a roll of paper towel.
One of the graphics experts at work had another totally different suggestion: use the luster paper.
It is more expensive ($2.00 per sheet), but it really works. No ripple, from the time I take it out of the printer, to when it dries.
It is better quality paper, too.
It seems to me though, that there is a flaw in the ability to print the watercolor matte. Perhaps that is because I live in a place, where the relative humidity is usually 92% (state of Washington).
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#1. "RE: Epson 2200 Solution" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberThu 05-Dec-02 03:18 AM
As I mentioned before, I've never had a problem with the watercolor paper here in dry Salt Lake City. I don't consider luster paper to be a substitute. It's a resin surface paper with a very different surface character. If you like it, great. I prefer a matte paper for some images and Premium Glossy for others. I've never personally been fond of luster papers. You might also look at the newer semigloss paper. I like its texture better than luster's more heavily pebbled surface.
The resin papers are not "better quality", just different. Luster will show the variable gloss that the Ultrachrome inks create on resin papers. A matte paper doesn't show the effect. Resin papers are more difficult to dry mount without bubbles than fiber papers. Dry mounting would be another way you could get the flat watercolor paper prints you want.