Hello, I’ve been struggling with banding problems making Piezo digital negs for about 3 years now. First using the previous incarnation on 2 Epson R2880 printers, now the new system on two 1500W’s
I have fully vetted the second 1500W with OEM inks, printing both test prints and test negatives and can see no evidence of any banding. In all instances are the images smooth.
I recently received the new carts hoping that this would alleviate the problem. However, certain images, especially those with large areas of even tonality still refuse to work. Even with a fully vetted printer, perfect nozzle check pattern and head realignment. I’m doing everything by the book but still can’t get a good neg out. My only option is to explore getting a Pro model like a 3880 now. Keith Schrieber who has been helping me massively on Facebook has printed the same image and says it looks better on the R3880 compared to the 1500W, yet there is still some evidence of faint banding. So imaginably this would neg not be adequate quality for glossy silver printing.
I understand there is possibly a new driver under development. Could this help things at all?