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I was able to identify the name for this ('Head strike') and reason - curly paper. Paper should be flat otherwise it touches printer head and ink smudges it. I found solution that works for me: in printer driver settings set Platen Gap to Wide (as on screenshot).


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The only two viable options in the list are JPEG and TIFF. JPEG is fine for lossy compression, 8-bit/channel color, and smaller file sizes. I would use JPEG for paper originals that will not be heavily edited. TIFF supports 16-bit/channel images with lossless compression that can hold up better against extensive editing, but files tend to be very large. I ...


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Scanning handles removing the overall orange mask in color negative film. Scanning as positive, and then postprocessing invert does not remove it, inversion simply turns that orange mask to a deep blue overall. NOT Bluish, but very strongly deep blue. Then additional work to try to remove it. This is a difficult job to do in digital postprocessing (not ...


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I'm not sure this question really belongs here, but will try to help as there isn't a printing stack.... As an ex Epson engineer, I can say that you (quite clearly) have no matte black feeding. Remove the cartridge, shake it, is it empty? If not Have you left the vacuum seal tab on the cartridge?


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I own the Canon Pro 1000. Short answer: Don't buy the printer for this scenario. Use a printing service instead. The Canon is designed to be frequently used. It uses pigmented ink which don't take long periods of not being used too well. It even shakes the cartridges before each print run. If the printer is kept plugged in, it will clean itself from time to ...


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PIGMENT inks do not suffer from bleeding anywhere near as much as dye inks (as the pigments sit on the surface) The main problem you may face with handmade paper will be the inconsistency of the surface, which could actually reject the ink as well as being very porous in other areas. You MAY be OK (give it a go!) If not, what you need is to coat it with an ...


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I got the idea to delete the scanner from "Printers and Scanners" and re-add it. It reloaded the driver and I think it was a newer version of the driver. Anyway, it allowed the "Transparency Unit" option to show.


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Are there any other cameras with that "feature"? To answer that definitively, one would need to survey every digital camera model ever made. I'd be very surprised if there were any others, unless the same camera Epson sold as the R-D1 was rebranded and sold by someone else. Here's why. The R-D1/R-D1s/R-D1x were an attempt to give the user an experience ...


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Scanning software performs a good deal of "magic" in the background -- color correction, auto exposure, and so forth. What's probably happening here is that your Epson Scan is getting the "magic" wrong because it's not set up for cross-processed E-6 film. At the very least, the orange mask the software expects in color negatives isn't ...


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I do quite a bit of old photo scanning for various purposes. I have a similar process as you describe and will sometimes go up to 1200DPI for color if the situation calls for it, however that can generate some quite large files. The only thing I do at scan time is set the white point to yield an image as close to the physical one as possible. Any clean up, ...


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This is what I would start with. You'll likely have to tweak settings to fit your specific needs. The main setting to disable is Digital ICE. The silver in B&W film interferes with its function. Original: Document Type and Film Type – These probably just set some reasonable defaults. What you've selected seems appropriate (Film, B&W Negative). Scan ...


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Source: I am an ex-Epson service tech. First, this is mostly an educated guess as you havent supplied an example. The presence of Yellow lines means that there is a LACK of one of the other 7 inks in that area, for example if you are expecting a green area (Grass/trees) and you get yellow, then Cyan/Light Cyan is missing. You can tell which are blocked by ...


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So I got myself a Reflecta RPS 10M and made a comparison with my now old Epson V350. I scanned a color negativ, a cross processed and a black & white image, uploaded them as jpg. For converting the color negativ to a positive I used the PS plug-in "ColorPerfect" with the settings it suggested but without film-presets. Converting the cross ...


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This might be coming in a little late but what i do is 2 things first i spray paint very thin a matte clear then i take white school glue and add a thin layer of that. Let it dry and press it flat if needed. The spray paint is used to keep the paper from cockling when the glue is added mostly so you can leave that out if needed. Thinning out the glue with a ...


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inkAID is specifically made for random types of paper and other materials. http://www.inkaid1.com/inkaid-white-matte-precoating


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I changed the photo black cartridge. The P600 ink level graphic appears to show there is some ink when in fact there is not enough to print, unlike the Epson 3800 and 2400 printers which I used before this one. Simple answer.


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That's not dirt. That is ink. The paper is either curling enough to touch the printer head, where there always seems to be a little bit of smudged ink, or there is ink leaking onto other parts of your printers internals (such as the rollers) and transferring it to the paper. The later case usually leaves a stripe (solid or dashed) down the entire sheet of ...


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It's probably not possible with the native scanner software, since it seems you didn't find an appropriate setting that does what you want. Some third-party scanner software, such as SilverFast or VueScan, might be able to do it. I haven't used either, so you will have to research them or try demo versions to see if they fit your needs. If your scanner ...


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In a comment to the video linked in the question, I wrote down my fix, but here it is. For those who have an issue with the transparency option, I just fixed it for myself. I have installed the Epson Scan 2 again, and turn off the scanner. When it was installed, I opened the program and turned on the scanner again, (also disconnected from electricity) ...


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Another reason for this to happen, as I found out today, could be the connector that goes from the cover to the base unit getting loose. If the scanner cannot sense the connected cover, which contains the moving backlight for slide scanning, it acts as a simple flatbed scanner. Pull the connector out, blow some compressed air into the socket, then securely ...


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I think the general guideline for ink is two years from the manufacture date. For Prograf, that may be less. There may even be an expiry date printed for some grades/brands of ink cartridges I have found the best thing to do is to print test pages and alignment pages every so often. If you are really going to be away from a printer for that long, and you are ...


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Use a printer with the printing heads in the ink cartridges, rather than permanent head in the printer. If/when the heads get clogged, you're only a new cartridge away from clean, new print heads. If you absolutely require the use of a pro-grade printer like the Canon imagePrograf Pro-1000 or an Epson SureColor SC-P900 for only a limited amount of printing, ...


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I had to reload Scan 2 software, restart the computer (macOS 10.15.6), add the scanner to Mac preferences, unplug the scanner, etc - at least two times, and in various sequences, then magically "transparency unit" appeared.


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I suspect electrical interference is disrupting the operation of the scanner motor or sensor. The problem you are experiencing may also be early signs that the scanner is failing. If the problem is interference, you can attempt to identify the source. Remove potential sources, one by one, and take a test scan after each one. When you get a clean scan, ...


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I agree with you that the marks appear to be from the transport mechanism in the printer. Hot press board (vs cold-press board) is so named due to the manufacturing process of the paper. Hot press board is quite smooth and flat due to extra calendar rollers being used under heat and pressure by the Fourdrinier (paper making) machine. (I'm showing off that I ...


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There is a paper type selector in Epson settings. The paper selection which yields fewest ink usage is "plain paper". If you are getting too wet print nonetheless, try brightening the image via settings, this will result in smaller ink usage: select "ColourControls" mode of "Color management" subwindow in "Advanced" tab in "settings" located nearby, ...


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That is a head strike. A pretty bad one too. It always happens in the beginning of the print when the paper is curled - usually towards the end of the paper roll. Usually you will see them as lines. Usually look green or a dark color which is from all the ink colors mixing. Best way to clean the heads is with Windex. Windex dissolves the ink quickly. If ...


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It seems that there is some colour management done by the printer driver even if you specify "no colour management". Printing the exact same ink onto different papers will give different results. On the other hand, if you tell the printer you have a different kind of paper in the printer it will alter the inks to match the paper. The reason the prints look ...


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thanks for your help all.. After hours of mind boggling research I come to the conclusion it could be software.. Corrupted files... Upgraded computer software, uninstalled and re installed photoshop and bingo... Printing to size😀


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