Kodak Rapid Dry Glossy Poly Poster 8 mil for EPSON StylusPro 9900 What Paper setting?
I'm not seeing any paper settings in the menu to use Kodak Rapid Dry Glossy Poly Poster 8 mil on our EPSON StylusPro 9900, Also I can't find any profiles for this paper?
Kodak provide printer driver setting recommendations in the first link below (I have also attached the PDF to this post).
If printing with the Epson driver, then there are only Epson or generic media types listed. You have to find the best media setting for the media that you have (this will provide ink limiting, linerization, grey balance etc). Sometimes the best media choice is not intuitive. I use a test print strip that is not too high, but it is fairly wide. This prints pretty fast and does not use too much media or ink. I use this to evaluate the best Epson printer driver settings for a given third party media. As this is poly media, you may also wish to look at testing using matte black ink with the various synthetic media settings.
Once you have found the "best" driver settings, you can then elect to build a custom ICC profile around this baseline setting.
The "yellow box" Kodak wide format media does come with some supporting CMYK ICC profiles for the Kodak Proofing Software RIP (not for the Epson driver), sometimes these profiles are only for resin coated paper more so than for poly film, these profiles are available at Kodak Partner Place/eCentral for customers.
You should be able to contact the distributor of the media for support.
Some links for other related yellow box media:
KODAK Universal Glossy Poly Poster Media - Kodak Graphic Communications Group
KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Inkjet Paper Color Profiles
Color Profiles | Brand Management Group
P.S. My company did create a custom media configuration file and an ICC device profile for this media for use with the Kodak Proofing Software RIP, these resources are available for a fee.
Last edited by Stephen Marsh; 10-17-2012 at 03:26 PM.
Wow Thanks for the quick reply and the PDF im going go do some test
Glad to be of help Duncan. On second thought, don't bother with the matte black trials or synthetic media options, this would not be good with the glossy poly. The PDF states that Premium Photo Glossy media setting is the recommendation for an x900 model Epson. You could simply run with that, or you could investigate if the other options such as Premium Semmimatte Photo Paper or Premium Semigloss Photo Paper or Photo Glossy Paper etc provide better results.
You can of course also try simply using the standard Epson driver colour settings or to use an ICC profile with the Epson driver.
I tried the profiles you link me too works fine for that Paper Rapid Dry Poster