On each of the Ultratone B&W product selection pages, you will find the Roark Workflow for
creating beautiful B&W prints using the Epson driver and Photoshop Curves. If you don't have the full version of
Photoshop, Elements will work with the Smart Curve plug-in shown below. You don't have to make the curves, Paul has
done it for you. Be sure to stick with the designated Printer-Paper-Ink and workflow he prescribes. If you wish to modify his
curves, or make your own, he gives tips on how to do this.
There are other ways, besides using Photoshop Curves. Quadtone Rip, and Bowhaus Inkjet Control are great alternatives to making curves. There is also a new technique, introduced by Roark, for using ICC Profiles. All of this is explained in detail.
The art of B&W print making is still a fast moving technology. The future is bright, and MIS is setting the pace with state of the art inks. We are committed to being the best ink supplier in the Black and White market place.
|Black and White Print Making Techniques|
Curve Tips from Paul Roark
Paul's site contains all the adjustment curves and workflows for the MIS B&W inks. They are free downloads. There is a lot of information on his site, it is worth reading. (www.paulroark.com) The technical tips and information on how to use MIS B&W inks are here http://home1.gte.net/res09aij.
Dirk Hobman (who learned from Paul) also explains how to make curves for the MIS UltraTone B&W inks. Plus he offers a couple of graphic forms for keeping track of the data that is gathered in the process. To read his article on B&W curve making, download this file... hobman.zip.
Software and Technical Tips
Quad Tone Rip is a versatile software package that offers a simple turnkey method of printing black & white images on a variety of inkjet printers. It is both easy to use for a novice user who is just starting to print digital B&W photographs and yet powerful enough for the advanced user who wishes to customize, calibrate and profile their entire workflow.
|Epson 860/1160||Ultratone UT||Variable Tone||ut1160.cfm|
|Epson 860/1160/3000||Utratone FS/FSN||Monotone||utfs1160.cfm|
|Epson C84/C86||Utratone EZ B&W||Monotone||utez.cfm|
|Epson 890/1280/1290||Utratone UT||Variable Tone||ut1280.cfm|
|Epson 890/1280/1290||Utratone UT2||Variable Tone||ut2-1280.cfm|
|Epson 890/1280/1290||Utratone FS/FSN||Monotone||utfs1280.cfm|
|Epson 2000P||Utratone FS/FSN||Monotone||utfs2000p.cfm|
|Epson R200/R220||Utratone UT-R2||Variable Tone||utr2.cfm|
|Epson R200/R220||Utratone UT-3D||Variable Tone||ut_3d.cfm|
|Epson 7000/7500||Utratone UT||Variable Tone||ut7500.cfm|
|Epson 2200||Utratone UT||Variable Tone||ut2200bh.cfm|
|Epson 2200||Utratone UT7||Variable Tone||ut7_2200.cfm|
|Epson 4000/7600/9600||Utratone UT7||Variable Tone||ut7_7600.cfm|
|Epson 2200/R2400/4000/7600/9600||Utratone UT-3D||Variable Tone||ut_3d.cfm|