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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    You might try a print with this image using the saturation intent and black point compensation on and see how the out of gamut colours are rendered on the print. This will give you an impression how good the outer outlines of the gamut volumes of both profiles are simulated (intensity of the...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    When generating this layout with ArgyllCMS I did emphasize the neutral axis with the -N0.75 so more samples are taken from the neutral axis, which is important visually to obtain optimal neutral B&W prints. Note: There are 484 patches (22x22).
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    How to store a print head?

    Actually the active substance to keep the print head moist is the propylene glycol, that is hygroscopic. So in a zip lock bag: yes water and the isopropanol (or any alcohol) will eventually evaporate away, but the propylene glycol will remain, eventually because it is hygroscopic it attracts...
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    I know nothing, despite not being from Barcelona :lol: :lol::lol:
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    Make an educated guess and the answer will be revealed to you.
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    I only have the Aldi/Netbit Glossy 300 gsm to compare with and I think this an excellent average photo paper. It is a popular paper and very affordable photo paper that most of us here on Printerknowledge are used to or have used it.
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    I did indeed resize the the images and also did shrink the letters significantly so the Colormunki eye did not see the black of the original black of the letters, since it needs a white area to start and to end the reading using ArgyllCMS and broaden and elongate the patch sizes a bit so the...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    The TIF files has been compressed with zip compression, but the tiny differences are negligible (reading error with a spectro has much greater than those tiny differences in colour). Even my 480 target has some much more colours when you count the unique colours.
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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 possible to use pigment ink in Epson printers, even in printers that produces droplet size as small as 1.5 pl like the Epson 1500W. It is perfectly possible to use almost any dye ink in these 1.5 pl capable Epson printers and in most cases the prints will be fine and detailed (however a...
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    A basic guide (see post #1) to setting up ARGYLL CMS profiling on your computer

    I managed to create a new set of my famous 480 patch target cut into 4 sheets of A6/4x6 inch/10x15 cm post card format in order to be able to profile this popular photo paper size. It has in total 484 patches with very good neutral B&W prints and good details in the shadows (often blocked in bad...
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    Since I do not know from which area you are, I presume you are in the EU: My favourite high gloss photo paper is Netbit/Sihl paper, available in Aldi super market several times a year here in Belgium. 50 sheets of A4 (300 gsm) costs € 6.99 in Belgium (used to be € 5.99 a few years ago) or 100...
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    That is right, alternatively you could go for the 114 ecotank CMYK and GY + Canon GI53 too.
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    Interest in EU group buy Hongsam inks (Evernew dye + pigment)?

    Dag Wim, I might be interested in the pigment ink type Epson K3 Vivid and Epson Claria HD dye (CMYK, GY, R). Probabyl around How is the gloss especially when printed in the reds and gray scales ?
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    Clear Ink Base: seems to work with Canon bubblejet print head as well.....

    HI Soysauce, Actually I took out the cartridges and leaving them to dry during a period in open air to see how the cartridges behave when a part of the solution dried up inside the sponge (since I only refilled the sponge by dripping ink onto the 550 cartridges). This way I can test them later...
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    In Belgium I pay about 8 euro per liter of denatured ethanol 96%. Here isopropanol is more expensive (pharmaceutical quality).
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    Clear Ink Base: seems to work with Canon bubblejet print head as well.....

    everything above 20% ethanol or isopropanol or above 15% propylene glycol is auto preservative and no moulds, bacteria and viruses can grow into the solution. My solution has in total 50% of alcohols, so totally protected against microbial growth.
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    Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

    You can give it a try. The isopropanol has different properties than ethanol. The ethanol is needed to increase the evaporation speed of the solution, where as the isopropanol has a much higer evaporation speed and also some surface tension lowering action. I tested several combinations with...
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    Clear Ink Base: seems to work with Canon bubblejet print head as well.....

    Hi Nertog, I am aware that N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone is sometimes 40% or more in the ink formula, but I do not have experience with commercial ink formula. The idea is that this acts as a cosolvent for dyes and also as a humectant for the nozzles, keeping it moist at all time. How is your...
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    Epson XP-15000 OEM and refillable one time cartridge and waste ink resetter

    I just tried my resetter from aliexpress on my original setup cartridges, which I managed to refill up to full (27 g) like an original 478XL cartridge and it works: The only side effect is the original cartridges are seen as aftermarket cartridges (despite being original Epson !!!) and you...
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    Clear Ink Base for Canon/Epson printer to prepare light/photo colours

    I want to share my experience with my clear ink base I made for Epson printers (see my post about my new Epson XP-15000 A3+ printer). I first started to use this CIB for my Epson 1500W printer to make light magenta/cyan from concentrated CMYK ink from Fujifilm Drylabs. Several years ago there...
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