Much as I love the $4-$5 a sheet matte paper for my final product, it’s a bit expensive for the the first one or two test prints, or at least the first “sanity-check” print. Long and short: I’d like to linearize some inexpensive paper for those tests. Right now I have two Red River papers: Arctic Polar white and Aurora Art Natural. These two I’d match up with my final Canson or Hahnemuhle paper.
So, the question is where would I begin with such an attempted linearization? What would folks suggest as a “base” .quad that won’t be too far off for linearization to work?
Yes: I could just try-and-see, but we all know how long that would take, so I’m hoping to shorten the time by simply asking for advice first.