When you print with pigment ink on uncaoted art paper, matte black is mandatory.
But you can try it with a dye ink set too! I did some prints with fuji DL ink on this kind of paper and results were similar to pigment regarding d-max. But there was another issue: strange artifacts on some paper with some printers...
So the results depend on the properties of the fiber: some aquarelle paper is described as "short fiber", what probably is to limit the "spreading" of the water color while painting. Besides it is sometimes described as "sized" - which means a kind of glue is applied on one or both siides of the sheet. And it depends on how the ink interacts with a certain fiber.
The sweet spot for the pro 100 is satin, lustre or gloss RC papers and there are lots out there for you to try. Honestly on these papers it is every bit as good as my Epson 3880. A printer that cost four times the pro 100 price.I've been wanting to purchase art paper but have no clue what I'm getting into. I didn't know that the printer changes the dpi for art paper; good to know.
You know, I'm learning a lot about how different papers represent colors differently and their limitations. For example, I didn't know that glossy paper is more vibrant than matte. Yes, I'm that clueless...LOL!
But, I didn't know my printer, the Pro-100, can perform magic. And how would I get the same outcome by sending it off to a print lab? And all the complexities of what you really want, how would you express that to a lab and would they truly understand it?
So, yes, I love printing my own art.
My understanding is it does. Media setting primarily affects the amount of ink that is ejected from the nozzles during printing. There may be other subtle variations not immediately obvious but beneficial when using the stated grade of Canon paper.Question:
I am using Qimage and have selected the ICC profile for Canson watercolor paper. Driver does not manage color.
Does the media type setting make any difference? Seems redundant.