Which printer to use in print tool?


#1

Hi,

I’m printing digital negatives with my Epson 9900 using the Piezography Pro inkset (missing the very light shades). I’m confused about which printer to select in Print-Tool. Should I select “Quad9900-PiezoDN”, or “Quad9900-PiezoDNProK4” or “Quad9900-PiezoDNProK5” ? Does it make a difference which I select? And if, for example, I linearized my kallitype workflow using one of these drivers, if I switch and use a different driver, will my linearization no longer work?

Thanks!
–S


#2

Quad9900-PiezoDN is for K7 inks (not yours).

Quad9900-PiezoDNProK5 is for the full pro set which you don’t have.

You need to use the Quad9900-PiezoDNProK4.

Remap K to Green on the master curve and you should be good to start.

Just FYI, it is a beta curve and produces some noise with QuadtoneRIP. This is why we are coming out with the driver which is imminent.

best,
-Walker


#3

Great, that’s what I’ve been using. Thanks for confirming. Already remapped the channel.

I created my Kallitype linearization based off of the pt/pd beta-curve. I first limited, then printed the beta pt/pd curve, then linearized for my kallitype curve. If I’m understanding you correctly, I’ll have to re-do my linearization after you release the new driver?


#4

Yeah, the driver uses an entirely different dot structure and ink amounts as well as something I’m calling a “calibration food-chain” which we have somewhat invented here in our little R&D lab over the past few months to make things easy. It will be worth it though :slight_smile:


#5

Awesome, looking forward to it. Thanks for the help!