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Offline Mr Tees!!

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Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« on: July 07, 2011, 01:16:13 PM »
...I picked up an Epson 4000 recently, and I am trying to figure out the best settings, I'm getting some blurryish film prints. Theres WAAAAY more options with this thing than the 1400 I was previously using...more paper styles, quality settings etc.

...anyone know the right combo?    ???
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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 01:36:20 PM »
Find the Ghostscript tutorial and use it. Really can't be beat in terms of film quality, and not to mention price.
Just use the generic Stylus driver and you're good to go. I never obtained quality results from the stock Epson
driver and printing directly from a program.

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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 01:43:24 PM »
...I already use Ghost for outputting halftones and stuff, but when using Ghostview, you still have to set the printer settings to the output printer. Its those settings I am trying to get right. They vary from printer to printer.

...anyone else?
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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 03:01:35 PM »
If you have to change any settings in Ghost you aren't using the correct driver. You
choose your printer up above, and then "Print Method" down on the left. You want
Ghostscript Device. Then click the button to the right of it and find UniPrint.

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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 04:12:40 PM »
...interesting. I have always used the Windows GDI option, and then made the setttings and saved them dependant on film size. That way I can print directly from Corel if the job has no halftones

...at any rate I tried your method. Under UNIPRINT, I chose "epson stylus color, 720x720".The printer display says "printing", but its taking forever, and it doesnt show up at all in the printer queue.   >:(

...any ideas?
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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2011, 04:33:57 PM »
On some printers there's an extra line of code in the driver file that confuses the printer.
Does it on Epson 3000's, but it spits out the line of code that's incorrect.

Send me your email addy and I'll send over the modified driver file.

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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2011, 04:38:30 PM »
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Re: Epson 4000 Settings for Positives?
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2011, 04:41:40 PM »
Sent, make sure to double check that the correct file is being used under
the uniprint menu. stcany_h.upp