In fairness to Epson, the full technical specs of all their papers is
available on their various national web sites.
But to be honest, I don't think they make a paper you would describe as
photo weight. Epson printers have relatively straight-through paper paths,
but they still have a limit on the weight of paper they can reliably feed,
even one sheet at a time.
If you really want something chunky and weighty, why not get into mounting
or even laminating?
As far as your scanning ppi question goes, a little run through will
If you scan a 24x36mm negative or slide at 300 ppi and then print it at
300ppi, what will be the size of the resulting picture?
You need a MUCH higher scanning resolution than printing resolution
because you want to print the picture at a much larger size than the
A 2700dpi scan implies a 9x magnification factor, so your 300ppi print
will come out at 216x324 mm, or slightly larger than A4.
A 4000dpi scan will allow you to print at 320x480 at 300ppi, or a bit
larger than A3.
So always scan slides and negs at the best resolution you can get.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Geraghty) wrote:
> Art wrote:
> > When I mentioned to the Epson rep at Comdex that the names
> > of the papers were ridiculously confusing, he looked at me
> > like I was from another planet
> What's worse is that the price lists don't include the gsm or thickness
> of the paper. That would at least help to separate the "photo weight"
> from the "photo quality" but lightweight papers. Most of the
> aren't at all interested in lightweight papers, I expect.
> Obscanning: What dpi do people scan at? I scan on the LS30 at 2700dpi
> change the dpi in the file without resampling before I print. Do others
> scan at 300dpi (say) for the print output resolution? This isn't
> AFAIK with Vuesc, but it is with Nikonscan.
> PS No arguments abuot dpi vs ppi please - I'm talking about the labels
> in the software not what is "technically correct".
> Rob Geraghty email@example.com