Again, posting for the same person.
He now has the 1270 and 2000 but when printing on the 2000 a photo with large white areas he says he notices, holding it in the light a certain way, that the white areas seem flat and you can really see where the ink stops and starts.
Have any of you 2200 users noticed this? He's talking about upgrading to the 2200 but if it still does the same thing he says he won't.
If you haven't noticed could you do a small test and see? I know it's asking a lot but none of the other sites ever have any info about specifics.
I appreciate all your insights and will forward all info. to him.
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#1. "RE: Another Epson 2200 question" | In response to Reply # 0photons Nikonian since 01st Jul 2002Fri 22-Nov-02 05:09 PM
I have the 2200 and some photos (printed on the 2000P and 2200) on the wall next to me as I write this. These are printed on the semi-gloss paper. The "pure" white areas do not seem as flat on the 2200 prints as on the 2000P prints. Although I have not done a systematic analysis, I would imagine that it depends on the paper used as well. I have noticed this "flatness" more on the matte and watercolor papers, with the 2000P.
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#2. "RE: Another Epson 2200 question" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberFri 22-Nov-02 10:52 PM
Yes. The ink particles are encapsulated in resin spheres, as the ink builds up, the resin has a particular sheen on luster, semi-gloss and glossy surfaces. This is especially visible when the there are paper white areas in an image vs. areas with typical ink coverage.
I find the effect least problematic with Premium Glossy Photo Paper. It goes away completely on matte papers, but I'd advise using matte black ink with them. Matte black is the only ink that is not encapsulated.
The reason for the encapsulation is to prevent oxidation of the ink and provide superior "gasfastness" to prints. The dye based inks can oxidize quite rapidly without protection. The cyan is most sensitive and will fade rapidly in some environments (like near my air conditioner inlet). I've had prints from my 6-color Epson fade in weeks, so I'm happy to trade some surface sheen variations in return for print longevity.