Printing fine art papers
This post will be of interest to very few, but it has some good tips for those experiencing problems so I’m posting it anyway. If you don’t print fine art papers then skip it – you’ll be bored to death.
I have been using a beautiful paper made by German company Hahnemuhle. It’s an archival grade matte paper called ‘Photo Rag’, quite heavy at 308 gsm. The prints I get are fantastic. The trouble is, my Epson R800 was not designed for such heavy papers. It does not have a ‘straight-through’ option for the paper path so they don’t feed well at all. Even when I can get them to feed, after a few copies are printed the paper starts to slip on the rollers causing loss of register, jams or simply refuses to feed.
However, I found a couple of really good tips on the web that have solved my problems completely.