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    mitch
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    epson p800 and digital neg's

    is anyone using the new Epson p800 for digital negatives and if so how much different is the curve from your old printer.
    thanks
    mitch

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    Re: epson p800 and digital neg's

    Quote Originally Posted by wager123 View Post
    is anyone using the new Epson p800 for digital negatives and if so how much different is the curve from your old printer.
    thanks
    mitch
    I was going to ask the same thing here... My 4800 is getting long in the tooth, and wanted to consider the P800 as the next printer.


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    Re: epson p800 and digital neg's

    I've had mine for a few weeks but haven't tried diginegs yet. It seems to be a really good printer, and I think I'll get the darkroom put back together in the next few month... The black channel is denser than the other two gray inks so the cross overs and correction curves will be different than the x800-880s
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    mitch
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    Re: epson p800 and digital neg's

    talked to Dan Burkholder and he has just ordered a P800 and is going to do the curves for me as we use the same papers ect he's been a good friend and mentor so I will wait on him. I started trying to come up with a curve using his way and the results were way different than my 3880 curve and I still need to work on the highlights some , so far the curve is more like a plat/ plad curve also had to reduce the ink density from the +25 on my 3880 to normal to get any tone below 70%
    mitch

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    Re: epson p800 and digital neg's

    Just ordered my P800... The 4800 I have is still going strong, but this new printer will do better matte paper prints from what I have seen... probably better glossy or luster prints as well.

    I have to decide what to do with the old 4800. It has never given me clogging problems so it may be a good candidate for a Cone B&W conversion. I may have to look into that a bit. Not sure I like only having a few choices for print tone (unless I mix the ink myself), and I really would like to be able to print on baryta style papers too. I am going to have to do some research on all of this before I put it up on CL for sale.


    ---Michael

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