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Printing and paper
– articles and reviews from Keith Cooper

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Printers and printing
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Keith Cooper’s printing and paper articles and reviews

Printer and paper reviews, along with articles about making better prints.

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  • A visit to IPEX 2010A visit to IPEX 2010Looking at some large printers from HP, Canon and others at the IPEX show - Keith visits IPEX 2010... what's new?
  • Epson Stylus Pro 3880 reviewEpson Stylus Pro 3880 reviewReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer. Desktop printer is 17 inch print width and takes A2 sheets, photo and fine art papers. Colour and black and white printing
  • ImageNest RIP review V2 updateImageNest RIP review V2 updateReview update for the ImageNest RIP Version 2.1 from Blue Cubit (a Multi-Image print layout Tool for any printer with Mac OSX)
  • Which side of the paper to print onWhich side of the paper to print onSome fine art papers look almost the same on each side. How to tell which side to print on if you are unsure
  • Full width printing Epson 3800 and OSX 10.6Full width printing Epson 3800 and OSX 10.6Solving full width (17") printing problems with the Epson SP3800 and Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard). tested with Epson Traditional Photo Paper
  • Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II reviewCanon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II reviewDetailed Canon Pixma Pro9500 Mk II review, using the Canon 9500 II A3+ printer for colour and black and white photo printing.
  • Review of Paper Spectrum Pinnacle fine art papersReview of Paper Spectrum Pinnacle fine art papersReview of Pinnacle fine art papers from Paper Spectrum. Cotton rag based art papers for fine art printing. Includes cut sizes for cards
  • Olmec Photo papers – reviewOlmec Photo papers - reviewA review of several photo and fine art printing papers in the Olmec range, now supplied by Innova. Gloss, satin and matte.
  • Media settings – Printer Test ImagesMedia settings - Printer Test ImagesTest images for optimising media settings when printing. Essential to check before profiling papers to know if too much (or too little) ink is being used for the particular paper chosen
  • Review Innova Smooth Cotton Natural & High WhiteReview Innova Smooth Cotton Natural & High WhiteReview of two of Innova's Smooth Cotton papers from their Photo Art Range. IFA-11 and IFA-14, high white and natural white. IFA 11 is now Photo Cotton Rag 315
  • Review of ImageNest RIP for printingReview of ImageNest RIP for printingDetailed review of the ImageNest RIP software for handling printing and print layout. Works with any printer driver installed on an Apple Mac
  • Error codes and information for Epson 7800 and 9800Error codes and information for Epson 7800 and 9800Collected information about the Epson Stylus Pro 7800 24 inch, and 9800 44 inch width large format printers, including error codes and service manual info
  • Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600Deactivate the ink level counter on the Epson 7600 and 9600How to make cartridges always read full by deactivating the ink level counter on the SP7600 and SP9600 Epson large format printers. To be used with care, but useful if you wanted to re-fill your ink carts
  • Epson Stylus Photo R2880 reviewEpson Stylus Photo R2880 reviewReview of the Epson Stylus Pro 2880 printer. Desktop printer is 13 inch print width and takes A3+ sheets and roll, photo and fine art papers for colour and monochrome printing.
  • Spyder3Print SR (SpyderPrint) reviewSpyder3Print SR (SpyderPrint) reviewReview of the Datacolor Spyder3Print printer profiling package. Looks at the latest spectrocolorimeter for strip reading patches and creating icc profiles
  • Canon iPF6100 reviewCanon iPF6100 reviewFull review of the Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6100 24 inch large format printer. Colour management and profiling for all printing on different media types. Colour and black and white printing.
  • New Canon stuff day…New Canon stuff day...Keith's new TS-E24 f3.5L 24mm tilt shift lens and a Canon iPF6100 printer turns up for review. First looks at some new equipment.
  • PDV-3e desktop viewing stand reviewPDV-3e desktop viewing stand reviewReview of the GTI PDV 3E print viewing stand. Desktop model with adjustable light intensity. Why a viewing stand helps with soft proofing and print quality
  • Jane Fonda and Me…Jane Fonda and Me...Jane Fonda and me... digitally printing 35mm photos taken on the set of Barbarella. Turning a scanned negative into a 42" print of Jane Fonda in Barbarella
  • Photography Tutorial – Making a black and white landscape printPhotography Tutorial - Making a black and white landscape printMaking a black and white landscape print. A photography tutorial covering the steps needed to produce a black and white print from a colour image.

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