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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    It is pretty useless to assume this or that in the area of inks, I have used both the 106 and 114 inks in fading tests, the inks - when you average lots of color patches - are pretty much the same - but different on individual color level, cyan and magenta fading speed as an example can vary...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    O.k. - fine - that explains it, such resizing typically creates interpolation artifacts along edges, and that does not create reading problems.. What paper should I choose if you are interested - we could start with the Aldi/Netbit glossy or the Sihl glossy or an HP Premium Plus Photo paper or...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    Zip compression is lossless, could it be that you did a resize/reformat of the images ? Interpolated colors appear along the edges of all patch fields - that is typically uncritial since you are not measuring there, when I crop just to the inside of a patch field the color value is the same for...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    When I look up the .tif files of the patch sheets and do a 'Count unique colors' command I'm getting about 7200 colors on every sheet, not 120 each - did you do a prior compression - .jpg or whatever before you posted them ?
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    The 4x6 inch or 100x150 mm papers are really popular, and I have created just for this reason a small patchsheet with 96 patches for use with the i1profiler software/i1Pro2 spectro. I cannot judge the actual quality since I don't have anything to compare; I would like to propose a test we do...
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    Third Party Epson R2000/P400 ink recommendations

    You need to create a specific icc-profile for every ink/paper combination separately - yes - inks can be way off - but different papers can cause similar effects. But the gamut size is separate from gloss/bronzing effects which predominantly occur on glossy or silk or semiglossy or satin type...
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    Third Party Epson R2000/P400 ink recommendations

    The bronzing etc effects vary with the type of paper you are using, I have seen big differences between glossy papers, and you cannot go just by brand names that Epson papers are better than Fotospeed or Tecco or Canon, you would need to test every alternative. I hve tested in great detail and...
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    Based on plenty fading tests over the last years I can confirm that there is just a small group of the best/most stable inks - the mentioned Epson 106 or 114 or Canon GI53 inks , and as well HP31 inks which may be of interest in some other regions of this world - the market share of HP printers...
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    Is there any Mega Tank Dye Black?

    The black ink of the G620 Megatank printer - GI23 - is a bottled dye black ink
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    Epson R2000

    I do not recommend to connect a printer like the R2000 via WLAN which can cause a variety of problems, stay with the USB connection and a USB cable not longer than 2 m (or about 7 feet) . You may download the WicReset utility which most likely should give you 2 or 3 different intensity levels...
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    Epson R2000

    Thanks for feedback, there should be an 'Information' button in the status monitor window telling you some details about the inserted cartridges - manufacturer and date of mfg. Please have a look to the nozzle check print if there are missing lines. What are the other problems you cannot clean...
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    Epson R2000

    How did it show that a cartridge is empty - in the status monitor ? I thought that the ink status is not shown ? How does the nozzle check look - any clogs - missing lines - or not ? Please download the WicReset utility and review the 'Information Status' information, clogs are a different issue.
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    Epson R2000

    I'm a kind of irritated - everything is working - I assume the printer is working - but did you start the status monitor via the utility tab of the driver ? If that does not help please download the WicReset utility from the internet - the 'Information - Status' button should give you a list...
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    Epson R2000

    You activate the status monitor via the utility tab - at the bottom left - it may provide some more info. Please take out all cartridges and insert a few and look what the status monitor is showing - are some cartrdigdes inserted - but not the others ? If you click on Information it would show...
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