- Aug 18, 2023
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- Canon 5070, Epson L10850
I'm irritated that you are not getting a good printout with another HP paper; I understand that you got the L10850 new, so you should have a small sample pack of Epson paper - e.g. premium photo glossy - with it; print a test image - one sheet - 4 x 6 inch - with the default driver settings and check the printout.
My L10850 did NOT come with any paper unfortunately.
I have purchased a fair bit of epson paper - "Epson Glossy Photo Paper", "Epson Premium Glossy", and "Epson Premium Semigloss" fairly cheaply.
So far I have tested the "Epson Premium Glossy" and "Epson Glossy Photo Paper" and they both work well enough. I dont have enough of the "Epson Glossy Photo Paper" to justify making a profile for the paper, but the generic "Glossy Photo Paper" setting seems to work.
Annoyingly I had to calibrate the printer out of the box, my first print was on Epson Premium Glossy and there were lines in the print. Epson needs to work on their QC in this regard, becase I had no issues on Canon
Since I have a Specto now, I gathered up all the photo paper I had lying around (and my relative gave me a stack of old papers too, including that HP Photosmart) and I printed the Argyll CAP480 patch chart on everything non-epson branded
Luckily for me the (newer) "Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II" worked (that is the ink dried), since I have A3 sheets of this paper
Theres this "Fullmark" paper which has packaging that claims both sides are printable, but the ink only adheres to the glossy side. Its a rather thin paper, appears to be low quality and has a problem with sticking to itself in the packaging
Unfortunately (because I was given 200+ sheets...) the “HP Photosmart” paper does not work with epson inks.The ink adhesion on some colors for this paper was so bad that after printing ink droplets could be poured off into the sink.
I am wondering if the Canon inktank inks would work with the HP Photosmart paper, but that ink fades so fast, it does feel like a waste of ink and paper.
I have stored the CAP480 patch prints in a dry cabinet (and will keep it there for one week to dry as per your advice) before making the color profiles for them.