Printing on uncoated watercolour.
Not long ago, I acquired a Spyder calibration system that makes matching screen colours and prints using my Epson wide format pigment printer a whole lot easier. I've profiled a load of stocks but best of all is that I can now match colour output on Baryta photo paper, inkjet coated fine art papers, coated cotton canvas, and uncoated, rough texture, cold-pressed watercolour paper with its distinctive look and feel, a process that once was more or less trial and error by eye, and even with papers that had manufacturer profiles it was very hit and miss. It's been a revelation and has far surpassed my expectations, with the output on watercolour as good as on the likes of St Cuthbert's Mill Bockingford Fine Art inkjet coated. Lacking a coating, watercolour paper is not as absorbent as inkjet media so its downside is print time, with an A2 sheet taking about 30 minutes due to the long pause I need to set between sequential printhead passes. These are some of my 4" x 6" prints onto Canson Montval Aquarelle 300 gm NOT cold press watercolour.
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