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


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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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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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It sounds like you are new to scanning. Hope this helps. 1) With any high res scan, choose to save as Tiff in the maximum bit depth that your editing software will handle. Probably 32 or 48 bit. With black and white, 16 bit is sufficient. 2) You must decide what size scan you want to produce before you set your resolution and output size. I find ...


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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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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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Small white spots on a print usually indicates paper dust from the manufacturing process on the surface of the paper that prevented the ink from reaching the surface. Try carefully cleaning the surface before placing it into the printer.


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If the printer printed correctly before with the same cartridges and the inks are not empty, assuming your Epson printer has the same controls as mine, which is a different model, try running a cleaning cycle and if it does not help, the deep cleaning.


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Likely the rollers, pads or other surfaces contacting paper need to be cleaned; check the manual for your printer. A technique I've used on another model printer is to put a single sheet of paper in the feed, lightly spray it with rubbing alcohol, and feed it through. It worked well.


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Putting this in answer form only because it claimed my comment was too long.... You would have better luck with this question in Ubuntu's SE: http://askubuntu.com/ Your options will probably be limited but I wouldn't be surprised if there are a few open source solutions available outside of Ubuntu's Software Center. I've never dealt with the scanning of ...


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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 processd and b&...


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The V350 was replaced by the V300 photo scanner. I use a V700 which can scan optically to 6400 dpi and has a dynamic range (Dmax) of 4.0. Your scanner has a dynamic range of 3.2 and an optical resolution of 4800 dpi. Some photos may need a Dmax of 3.4 and occasionally some transparencies will approach a Dmax of 4.0. It is likely that C41 negative film will ...


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It sounds like your print settings in OS X may have been modified to an undesirable setting. Try re-adding the Epson XP 820 printer to OS X, naming it something different than your existing one, and try printing with that one. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Printers & Scanners. Click the "+" under the list on the left to Add a ...


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