Written by Gregory Cazillo in the category Keep Shooting! Mondays Monday February 03rd, 2014
Special snowy edition!
I love the snow! Its really coming down today so I thought I would shoot outside. I went over the B&W Assignment Winners, talked about shooting in the snow and gave an Epson update. Keep Shooting!
What are optimum PPI settings for ACR/Lightroom?
The native resolution of the printer is 180 PPI, so 180 or 360 PPI are resolutions that yield the best prints. That being said, especially with the 1.5 picoliter minimum droplet of the R2000, it's exceptionally difficult see differences in anything over 270 PPI. Typically it is best to use 360 or 270 (factors of 90) for prints ranging up to 8x10 or Letter, and 180 PPI for 11x14, 13x19 or 13x(up to 129 or 44) panos.
Grayscale Option: Mac and PC
Grayscale option is available on Mac – please find instructions for both Mac and PC here. Users can get an exceptionally neutral black-and-white image from the R2000 by using a media like Premium Photo Paper Semigloss or Luster. Just use the Epson ICC profile for that specific media, select "Best Photo" for print quality, and turn off high-speed. There are also Color Management Workflow videos and a Guide available on the Epson Support page at: www.epson.com/support/r2000
Paper jam/load issues when using matte paper
First and foremost, users must make sure to not overfill the sheet feeder. Depending on the size, the Auto Sheet Feeder (ASF) can hold anywhere from 5-30 sheets of heavier matte paper. All thick, fine art paper should be fed using the Single Sheet Guide in the Manual Rear paper feed, one at a time.
Instead of fanning, perhaps try to "jog" the paper instead. In addition, whenever printing matte surface papers in the ASF, you should use Epson Ink Jet Cleaning Sheets to help keep the paper feed mechanism running smoothly. Regardless of media type, this is a good periodic maintenance for the printer. If you print a lot, try using a cleaning sheet once a month. If the printer is used less frequently, use one every three to six months. The General Printer Maintenance video is a good resource.
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