Elements Village

How to use the forums


Go Back   Elements Village > Editing and Organizing Discussions > Photoshop Elements Editor

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 31st, 2006, 03:25 PM
banarama banarama is offline
New Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 9
New printer

I bought a new photo printer (epson R220) strictly for fun use at home. I was happy with the test scan I did at the store. However, I feel something is getting lost in translation at home. I scan in photos at 300 dpi (24-bit color, auto exposure "photo", "unsharp mask filter" selected). My settings on my printer seem correct (media type selected, "advanced" mode, "best photo" selected). The printed photos are still grainy. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 31st, 2006, 03:30 PM
Carbone's Avatar
Carbone Carbone is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 6,753
What kind of paper? Did you set the paper profile in the print dialog ?

Have a look at the four images beginning with this one, this is my workflow for the Epson R340 and it's working fine for me

http://www.pbase.com/carbone/image/53637853

Ray
__________________
Mac Pro Quad Core 1.8Ghz
Nikon D5100 with 18-105 VR, 10-20 Sigma, 60mm Nikkor macro, Speedlight SB-800
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 31st, 2006, 03:40 PM
banarama banarama is offline
New Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 9
Thanks, Ray -- the pix of the kittens are adorable! I saw one difference in my settings from yours -- in the print dialog box you have "automatic" selected. I have been selecting "advanced" and "best quality photo". It seems like my settings would be more conducive to a better quality photo, but maybe not? Also, I'm printing on glossy photo paper, which I have selected in my media type.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 31st, 2006, 04:51 PM
Carbone's Avatar
Carbone Carbone is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 6,753
Ok.. glossy from Epson or from another brand? I set it to automatic but you're right, a better setting would provide better results.

Thanks for my little cat

Ray
__________________
Mac Pro Quad Core 1.8Ghz
Nikon D5100 with 18-105 VR, 10-20 Sigma, 60mm Nikkor macro, Speedlight SB-800
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 31st, 2006, 07:18 PM
banarama banarama is offline
New Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 9
It's Epson glossy paper.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 31st, 2006, 09:22 PM
Carbone's Avatar
Carbone Carbone is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 6,753
Jodi has been using Epson for much longer than me, so she should provide more information (I hope she could)

Ray
__________________
Mac Pro Quad Core 1.8Ghz
Nikon D5100 with 18-105 VR, 10-20 Sigma, 60mm Nikkor macro, Speedlight SB-800
Nikon Coolpix P7700
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 1st, 2006, 08:00 AM
Jodi Frye's Avatar
Jodi Frye Jodi Frye is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,930
The original post had me thinking it was an 'all in one' printer/scanner etc...looking at the Epson site I see it is a stand alone photo printer.

Have you tried printing an image that wasn't from a scan...like a digital photo from your camera ? I don't know what scanner you are using but unsharp mask filter is not something that should be used to scan every image..it tends to add hot spots and grain...and I wouldn't mess with auto exposure either..they aren't reliable and are meant for users who don't own Photoshop or Elements.
__________________
Flattening an image is like using crazy glue with LEGOS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 1st, 2006, 12:18 PM
banarama banarama is offline
New Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 9
I strictly do scanning (Epson Perfection 1670) at this point, no digital camera. I'm probably beyond help.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 1st, 2006, 12:54 PM
Edmund's Avatar
Edmund Edmund is offline
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wading River, New York
Posts: 1,244
Images: 73
Banarama,check this site out on scanning tips. http://www.scantips.com/
Hope this helps.
__________________
"When you go home, tell them of us, and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today." Kohima War Cemetery
2011 Blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2010 blog:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Nikon D-750, 18-200 VR, 12-24 mm f/4, 50mm f/1.8,24-70mm f/2.8, 35-70 mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8, Micro 105mm f/2.8 D,70-200mm f/2.8G VR II, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, SB-800, Capture NX-2, PSE 9, CS-6, LR-5, Kirk BH-3 Head, Canon Pro-9000, Epson 4180 Scanner
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 1st, 2006, 01:20 PM
Jodi Frye's Avatar
Jodi Frye Jodi Frye is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,930
just one more thing before we step further into this...can you explain what you meant when you said ' I was happy with the test scan I did at the store '. What did you do at the store ?
__________________
Flattening an image is like using crazy glue with LEGOS

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with printer msbrad Photoshop Elements Editor 8 January 21st, 2007 01:41 PM
Printer Profile - Online Printer Railfanbear Photoshop Elements Editor 0 August 28th, 2006 04:29 PM
New Dye-Sub Printer rtronick Pixel Hangout 1 February 28th, 2006 06:59 PM
Adding kodak printer dock plus to printer source list benlir Photoshop Elements Editor 4 July 8th, 2005 01:28 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2010, Photo One Media Inc.