I’ve been printing with Pro for a couple of weeks now (Epson 3880), after switching from Neutral K7 for a year or so. I print on glossy (JC5, Can Platine, HAN FineArtBaryta, Epson EFP), ) and I switched to PiezoPro because I was never fond of a second printing of GO, and I was not entirely happy with the ‘neutral’ image color. Other than changing papers it was not possible to alter the K7 Nu image color. I am struggling getting the image color I want with Pro inks. I came from a darkroom background and I’m trying to get tones close to Zone VI Brilliant Bromide and VC papers. I don’t much care for brownish images or purplish images. I’m talking about very subtle variations in prints. I can elaborate and show my measured ranges of ab values possible for the Warm and Cool Pro inks, and the range of possibilities for various combinations. Here is my main question: Is it possible to replace the 4 Warm Pro inks with 4 of the Neutral K7 inks? If not, what are the issues with mixing across K7 and Pro inks? Are there other IJM inks that could replace the 4 Warms?
I’d also be interested in hearing from others regarding their experiences of subtle image ‘color’ from combining these Cool-Warm inks, both positive and negative. I wonder whether IJM might consider a different Warm set in the future with different spectral reflectances, perhaps a set less saturated.
All the best, Wayne