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    Re: Sharper Look from One Paper to Another

    The texture of both papers is similar, they're both baryta papers, but I suspect "similar" in this case does not mean "the same", and that's what must be accounting for the slight difference in sharpness.
    Jac, I get your point about the profiles, but I don't have a problem on my computer running different profiles for each paper; before printing, I also check other parameters to make sure they're set identically.
    Oren, I'm running El Capitan on a MBP, no issues at all with the OS, Photoshop or the Epson software.
    Thanks, all.

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    Re: Sharper Look from One Paper to Another

    Ari... One other 'Variable' that you may also want to consider is your "Ink Density or Total Ink Limit".
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    Some RIP's allow you to change this variable quite effortlessly.
    I of course do not know... What Printer RIP you may or may not have been using.

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    Re: Sharper Look from One Paper to Another

    I was using the 4880 profile for each paper, I didn't use a RIP this time.
    Upon closer examination, the Canson is slightly glossier than the Moab, but just as rich-looking and with equally good blacks. Problem solved, but it wasn't obvious at first, they're very similarly textured.
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    Re: Sharper Look from One Paper to Another

    The area I've noticed the largest difference in sharpness is when using matte paper with profiles other than matte. Cockpit error or with Epson printers not changing ink source. I still use the old darkroom test strip method, cut up larger paper into 4x6 or 5x7 and test. Mark carefully and save for further evaluation.

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