epson printers on amd64
david at vizion2000.net
Sun Nov 20 11:16:02 UTC 2011
On Sunday 20 November 2011 01:33:53 David Southwell wrote:
> On Saturday 19 November 2011 21:27:42 Warren Block wrote:
> > On Sun, 20 Nov 2011, perryh at pluto.rain.com wrote:
> > > Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> > >> On Sat, 19 Nov 2011, David Southwell wrote:
> > >>> Anyone up to date on how to do high quality printing with
> > >>> epson inkjet printers (in my case r2400 and r2880) on amd64
> > >>> systems. print/pips* reports they require 386 and do not
> > >>> compile on amd64.
> > >>
> > >> print/gimp-gutenprint works pretty well from Gimp, although
> > >> I have not figured out how to get consistent color and brightness.
> > >> It supports both of those printers.
> > >
> > > I'm sure I'm not alone in doubting that _any_ ink-spitter is likely to
> > > produce "high quality printing" or "consistent color and brightness",
> > > regardless of the host support used. Those printers are designed to
> > > be manufactured as inexpensively as possible so as to be sold at very
> > > low prices, the profit being in the recurring ink sales. "Cheap" and
> > > "high quality" tend to be incompatible design goals.
> > (Sorry, I hadn't realized I was replying on -emulation, which is meant
> > for computer emulation. CCed to -questions on this reply.)
> > Quality color photos are the one area where inkjets really can do a good
> > job. Experimenting with cheap Epson R200 and R280 has shown that they
> > can print better quality photos than local photo printing places.
> > Color and brightness are consistent until I print a different photo.
> > Gutenprint saves the settings, it's just that they don't work
> > the same with different photos. Possibly this is due to my changing the
> > wrong adjustments.
> > Oh, and I've only used Gutenprint on 32-bit systems so far.
> To get high quality printing with good inkjet printeres like r2400 and
> r2880 here are the main steps I follow:
> 1. Define the colour space (e.g adobe rgb 1998) to be used when the image
> is being captured.
> 2. Shoot using the correct white space setting for the scene.
> 3. Load onto the computer having first profiled your monitor.
> 4. Use your preferred editing software (e.g. photoshop) using a defined
> working space colour profile e.g. adobe 1998 (I prefer prophoto which is
> 32bit floating decimal point).
> 5. Convert the colour profile of the image to the working colour space.
> 6. Process the image.
> 7. When processing complete choose the paper for printing.
> 8. Make sure you have a suitable colour profile for that paper for your
> chosen printer.
> 9. Print using the appropriate paper profile.
Sorry I should have mentioned that ghostscript are integrating colour
profiling using icc profiles although the last time I checked there was no
support for the kind of monitor profile creation devices such as those
manufactured by datacolor which I use on I hate to say it MS$ systems. There
is an interesting paper on Ghostscript Color Management to be found on
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