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Patching and Healing with Martin Evening.
Friday October 22, 2004
by Martin Evening

The third in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Nikon Scanning Workflow
Friday October 15, 2004
by Scott Martin

Scott Martin has deciphered Nikon's workflow technology and brings us this quick guide to achieving great scans. For more information on Scott and his work, please visit www.on-sight.com.

Image Adjustments with Martin Evening.
Friday October 8, 2004
by Martin Evening

The second in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Photo Filter and Color Temperature. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Weekly Chatter:Monitor Recommendation
Wednesday October 6, 2004
by Imaging Revue Experts and Staff

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available in our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list. This thread contains some great information regarding the Sony Artisan and also touches on the LCD vs. CRT debate. If you are having some trouble with Artisan calibration, there are some helpful comments here. Jon Kulas

Basic Image Adjustments with IR Expert Martin Evening.
Thursday September 30, 2004
by Martin Evening

The first in a series of tutorials, Martin Evening outlines some basic image adjustments using curves and levels. Accompanying the excerpt is Martin's video tutorial. This file can be uncompressed using Stuffit or WinZip and can be viewed with Quicktime. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

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AuthorSubject: 7600 Banding Revisited   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Robert Vreeland
Posted on Tue Sep 9, 2003 4:16 PM

I got my new Epson 7600 a couple weeks ago and yesterday I spent the entire day playing with it (without a care in the world of how much paper or ink I used). I looked through my archives of images and pulled out one that I thought would be a good challenge for the printer (a deep golden sunrise over the ocean with the silhouette of 2 seagulls on some rocks in the foreground). The image was in RAW format taken with my Nikon D1X.

I started the day by doing a meticulous head alignment in both the BI-D-ALL and UNI-D-ALL modes. After about 3 hours I nailed all #5's across the board.

I then set out setout to print the image using ImagePrint 5.6 with Colorbytes latest profiles on Epson Premium Luster paper. My goal was to attempt to achieve an excellent print with no banding at 720 resolution - uni-directional (I never use high speed). About 60 prints (2" x 8" strips of the original image) later I came to the conclusion that it just is not possible to print at 720 without getting horizontal banding lines (at least on Epson Luster paper which is all I tried). I tried everything including NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE and WIDER platen gap. Then with each of those settings I used the media feed adjustment and did prints with an adjustment range of -30 to +30 in +5 increments. The only difference was the distance between the banding lines.

After concluding that 720 without banding was not possible I decided to move up to 1440 resolution. Again I printed the same image using IP 5.6 but this time used the 1440 EDAY profile for Epson Luster. The result with everything at default (platen and media feed) was very small micro-banding (eye distance of about 6" compared to 2 feet with 720 resolution). But again, this is unacceptable.

Next I switched to Photoshop and used the Atkinson Luster 1440 profile. The result, NO BANDING AT ALL. Not even under my 10X loupe. However the 1440 print from Imageprint had much better shadow detail and an overall much wider gamut.

Does anyone know the trick to using Imageprint without getting horizontal banding? Having to print at 2880 is not a solution. I really love the image quality from Imageprint but would NEVER sell a print that had even the slightest banding marks.

Oh and yes, I ran plenty of power head cleanings and nozzle checks. I also verified I had the latest firmware installed.

Thanks,
Rob Vreeland
Photographer
The Art Shack


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