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« on: July 12, 2015, 10:12:17 PM »

I am trying to set up Qimage Ultimate (v2016) with the correct printer profiles for my Epson Stylus Photo R2400. I followed the instructions from the support video for setting printer/paper profiles. I went to Epson's website and downloaded and installed all the profiles I could find for my printer, including "epson12367_r2400_icc_profiles_fine_art" and "epson12368_r2400_icc_profiles_glossy".

I am using Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. For the Velvet Fine Art paper the printer properties are set to:

paper = Velvet Fine Art Paper
quality = Best Photo

After picking the advanced button, I made sure Color Management is set to ICM and the color adjustment is OFF.
Under the Job Properties sections, I have the Prtr ICC set to 'SPR2400 VelvtFnArt BstPhoto.icc'.

I noticed there are 2 other similar profiles - 'SPR2400 Velvet Fine Art.icc' and 'SPR2400 Velvet Fine Art_PK.icc'.

Are the other 2 profiles for the lower quality "Photo" setting, instead of "Best Photo"?
Is the"_PK" for the photo black ink, instead of the matte black ink?

I also have a couple questions about using the Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. With the Epson Stylus Photo R2400, the Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy is not listed as one of the paper types in printer setup (Ultra Premium Presentation Matte and Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster are listed). The instructions in the box for the Ultra 'Glossy' says if it is not listed, use "Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper', or if that is not listed use 'Premium Glossy Photo Paper'. 'Premium Glossy Photo Paper' is my only option.

Does anyone know why Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy is not listed for the Epson Stylus Photo R2400?
Is the profile 'SPR2400 PremFlsy BstPhoto.icc' my best choice for printer profile with this paper?




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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 09:02:23 AM »

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Are the other 2 profiles for the lower quality "Photo" setting, instead of "Best Photo"?
Is the"_PK" for the photo black ink, instead of the matte black ink?

I also have a couple questions about using the Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. With the Epson Stylus Photo R2400, the Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy is not listed as one of the paper types in printer setup (Ultra Premium Presentation Matte and Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster are listed). The instructions in the box for the Ultra 'Glossy' says if it is not listed, use "Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper', or if that is not listed use 'Premium Glossy Photo Paper'. 'Premium Glossy Photo Paper' is my only option.

Does anyone know why Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy is not listed for the Epson Stylus Photo R2400?
Is the profile 'SPR2400 PremFlsy BstPhoto.icc' my best choice for printer profile with this paper?

Hi Gregg

I'll try to answer as best as I can remember.

I believe the 2400 is not designed to print on glossy paper.  The printer is 10 years old, and had trouble making glossy prints without severe bronzing.
Maybe that has been cured by now with better inks and better paper.
Just use the Epson Premium Glossy paper selection.

As for the correct profile, if you set the driver to Best Photo, then use the matching profile for best photo that Epson recommends.

Yes, PK is Photo Black. MK is Matte Black.

The R 2400's claim to fame (if I remember correctly) was it's ability to produce the best Black and White prints of the era.

The color was supposed to be wonderful too, except for the Gloss issue.

Best I can recall.

Fred
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