Color Management and Print Quality

Tech Tip: Epson SureColor P-Series How to Run a Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning

Tech Tip: Epson SureColor P-Series How to Run a Nozzle Check and Head Cleaning

Learn how to run a nozzle check and head cleaning on the Epson SureColor P-Series (P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000) printers and more.

Substrate Showdown: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl vs Epson Legacy Platine

Substrate Showdown: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl vs Epson Legacy Platine

These two exhibition-quality papers use photo black ink to generate deep black points and dramatic contrast. The natural cotton substrate delivers beautiful hand, creamy whites, and extended longevity.

August 15, 2016 Ink and Media
Substrate Showdown: Epson Hot Press Bright VS Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth

Substrate Showdown: Epson Hot Press Bright VS Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth

Smooth Matte Fine Art papers deliver dreamy low-contrast images that appear to have developed within the surface of a luscious cotton substrate.

August 9, 2016 Ink and Media
Tech Tip: Understand and Fix Clogged Nozzles

Tech Tip: Understand and Fix Clogged Nozzles

Are you noticing unwanted white lines in your prints? Do your prints have a strange color cast or appear dull but you aren’t using a filter? Is your printer printing out blank pages? Your nozzles are clogged. No need to panic: we’ve created a step-by-step troubleshooting process you can use […]

Tech Tip: Does Ink Expire? Can I Use Expired Ink?

Tech Tip: Does Ink Expire? Can I Use Expired Ink?

Yes, inkjet ink does expire. And using expired inks can damage your printer.

Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

Tech Tip: How To Optimize Colors in Color Insight

If you haven’t run a color optimization in Color Insight before, you might be struggling to understand the process. Luckily, the developer, Arch Color, has created comprehensive documentation on the optimization process.

Tech Tips: What are the key differences between PSA Polypro versus PSA Vinyl?

Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) vinyl is generally a calendared product and will have more give/stretch than Polypropylene.  For indoor applications, the polypropylene will generally do the trick and it is often more cost-effective.  The vinyl is more appropriate for outdoor applications or other environments where it needs to shrink/grown depending upon […]

November 6, 2014 Ink and Media, Tech Tips

Tech Tip: What resolution should I use with my Epson printer?

Epson printers function very well at 1440 dpi, and in general this should be the default setting. The 2880 dpi setting is overkill for almost all jobs.  Its improvement in image detail is essentially imperceptible, and it slows the printer considerably.  For proofing applications (175 lpi or less), or where […]

Tech Tip: What is the difference between the ways of specifying paper weight and thickness – gsm vs mil vs pound?

A: There are three most commonly used metrics for describing paper weight or thickness – gsm, mil, and pounds. GSM: The first is Grams per Square Meter (gsm), which measures mass per unit of area. A typical gsm for a good quality photo or proofing paper is 250. A thin […]

October 31, 2014 Ink and Media, Tech Tips