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Re: filmscanners: OT-ish Epson 1270, was Repro house..

Regarding output prints from Epson printers for consideration as 
material for color separations, today I took a closer look at some 
samples of the same image printed on Epson Glossy film versus Premium 
Glossy Photo Paper and Photo Glossy Paper.  Although the difference is 
not huge, the glossy film did provide better detail and deeper, less 
posterized, color.  (the samples were printed with Photo 700/750 models).

Although the glossy film does cost a minor arm and leg, for repro 
purposes, it might just be worth it.  I wonder if some of this increased 
resolution is because it is so thin that the heads are a bit further 
away from the "paper" surface, allowing for less splatter or "velocity 
related dot gain" (my terms)?  If not, I would be nice if Epson could 
take this film with its coatings and adhere it to a heavier bases, since 
it is vulnerable to kinks.  It is a pretty amazing product in terms of 
print quality, but inappropriate for most applications due to its flimsy 
nature and cost.


Tony Sleep wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Mar 2001 13:45:20 +1000  Rob Geraghty (harper@wordweb.com) wrote:
>> Obscanning: I have yet to try printing at A3, but do those who have printed
>> at A3 from 2700dpi scans find the scanning resolution adequate?  


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