Additional New Samples in Test

A new batch of print samples began light fade testing recently, and the first test results (i.e., the 10 megalux hour interval measurements) will appear in the AaI&A light fade test results list in mid October. The Canon ipf8100 printer uses the latest formulation of Canon Lucia pigmented inks. Compared to the ipfx000 series of printers (e.g., the canon ipf 5000), the photo gray inks were reformulated to improve bronzing and differential gloss performance on photo luster and glossy papers.

The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 has been a very successful 17 inch semi-pro printer for Epson. It uses the classic K3 ink set, but has improved screening algorithms, so it is good to put specific samples made on this printer into test even though other K3 samples on some of the same papers are already in test.

AaI&A received some more Piezography samples using the Portfolio black. They were printed with separate dark gray ink channel underprinting in the max black areas of the image using the ErgoSoft StudioPrint RIP. This “K underprinting” approach may stabilize the Portfolio black fade rate to some extent. Only testing will tell for certain. In any case, I think we have the Portfolio black significantly well represented in the database, and it’s time to move on to other monochrome inksets. Hence, it’s great to see the new 3 channel MIS ebony black sample submitted by a new AaI&A member. Also, the sample of Epson Stylus Pro 9900 with HDR ink printed in advanced black&White (ABW) mode on Museo Silver Rag is an important contribution to the AaI&A digital print research program. Black and white inkjet printing is clearly popular with the AaI&A membership!

Color Print Samples

Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta 315 gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Harman Gloss FB Al 320gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemühle FineArt Bamboo 290 gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemühle Sugarcane 300gsm
Canon ipf8100 Canon Lucia OEM for x100 series printers Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta 325gsm

Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260 gsm)
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl 320gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 285gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) Crane Museo Silver Rag 300gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) Epson Exhibition Fiber 325gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Epson OEM (K3 Ultrachrome) PremierPhoto™ Premium Photo Lustre

Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ Museo Silver Rag (by Intellicoat)
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ (ABW mode) Museo Silver Rag (by Intellicoat)
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ Harman Gloss FB Al 320gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ Hahnemühle German Etching 310g
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Epson OEM UltraChrome HDR™ Japenese Paper -Okawara 51 gsm

Monochrome “Black & White” Print Samples

Epson SP 9600 Cone Piezotone™ (Custom blend, Portfolio Black, K Underprint) HN William Turner 310 gsm
Epson SP 9600 Cone Piezotone™ (Selenium Tone, Portfolio Black, K underprint) HN Photo Rag 308 gsm
Epson SP 9600 Cone Piezotone™ (Custom blend, Portfolio Black, K Underprint) HN Photo Rag 308 gsm

Epson Stylus Photo R1400 Cone Piezography Neutral K6 Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm

Epson Stylus Photo R1800 MIS Associates “Eboni” MK (using 3 ink channels) Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 gsm