I have been using an Epson 3000 for a long time and I have seldom used anything other than a few of the run of the mill papers.
I would like to try some of the other type/brands and woud like suggestions for both color, and black and white.
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#1. "RE: Epson 3000" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberThu 10-Apr-03 01:40 PM
We have an Epson 3000 for proofing. Since it's a 4 color printer, it doesn't produce photo prints on par with our 1270 or 2200. Some photographers use quad black inks in the 3000 for excellent black and white prints:
You'll find a limited selection of paper types listed in the Epson 3000 driver, so you may need to find profiles you can use manually to get good results with papers the driver doesn't support:
I like Epson, Sommerset, and Lumijet media. You can order sample packs of various papers here:
I've found the sample packs a great way to try various papers economically.
#2. "RE: Epson 3000" | In response to Reply # 0k photon Registered since 24th Nov 2002Fri 18-Apr-03 02:18 PM
In addition to BJ's comments, I'd add Hahnemule Photo Rag 188.
The 3000 has a limit on paper thickness, and the
Somerset Velvet Enhanced 225gm is right at the practical limit.
One of my students also likes the Turner.
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#3. "RE: Epson 3000" | In response to Reply # 2mick Basic MemberTue 22-Apr-03 09:54 PM
I really only use the 3000 as my graphics proofing printer. Photos tend to be darker and need some colour adjustment to be bang on with photo reproduction.
But... If adjusted properly and viewed from a couple of feet A2 prints (16x23) from 35MM or D100 are really quite nice!