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Re: printer inks
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: printer inks
- From: "Judith B. Kerman" <kerman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 1997 11:05:54 -0400
- In-reply-to: <9706181425.AA16683@tardis.svsu.edu>
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- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Since we're "talking" about inkjet printers...
I just bought one of those little low-end digital cameras (Casio QV-11).
It's really great for the money - 96 medium-rez images, visible on a
built-in LCD. I love being able to snap away and see whether I want to
keep something without having to wait/pay for processing. It's great for
making web pages, but the resolution isn't great for printout if you're
looking for a "real photograph" level of quality. OTOH, for making my own
images, manipulated in directions which are more like print-making and
used in small-edition bookworks, it's keen.
I have a Canon BJ-4000, which on the whole is quite a nice machine. I
understand (for instance from Alicia Bailey's message) that softer paper
surfaces will give blurrier and more watery images - but what would give
crispest-possible images? Is it just a matter of hard surfaces? Would
glossy papers be best, or something like Hammermill's premium laser paper?
I notice that the Canon "photokit" for the BJ-4200 (not compatible with my
4000, of course!) has a medium-weight very smooth (not glossy) paper, but
they also have a different ink cartridge which is supposed to be
color-optimized for photo reproduction. I intend to do some experiments
on my wide range of different papers, but a little more "theory" would help.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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