Mark D Segal

Mark D Segal

Toronto, ON

Mark has been making photographs for the past six decades and started adopting a digital workflow in 1999 first with scanning film, then going fully digital in 2004. He has worked with a considerable range of software, equipment, materials and techni...
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Do the “Numbers” Matter?

Readers of my printer and paper reviews know that I first present and discuss a data set that describes how accurately a printed sample of colors (including grays) reflects the numerical values of those colors in the image file. The reason for...

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  • Mark D Segal
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    Tribute To Debra’s Dad
    on: May 22, 2020 at 10:29 am

    It’s an excellent tribute Kevin. For those of us who didn’t know Jack, it is clear from this article that we lost a wonderful person to this illness.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
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    Re: Too Much Photo Gear – GAS
    Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    WOW – that is indeed a “pile of stuff”! 🙂

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
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    Mark D Segal
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    Re: New series Epson Printers!
    Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Mark,

    As to Ilford, if you look here: https://www.ilfordus.com/printer-profile at their selection for the 75xx/95xx printers, they only list four MK papers and no PK papers at all. Possibly still worth your effort to contact and see what’s up. The lack of PK profiles may be an indication that they are finding something different in profiling for PK.

    Rand

    I think there are some changes happening in certain parts of the inkjet paper production industry that are more likely the cause of no new profiles for certain papers for the time being.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
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    Re: New series Epson Printers!
    Reply #3 on: May 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Rand,

    Surprised to hear there are driver issues. I know, as you say, they have been working aggressively on the driver and thought they would have all been ironed out pre-release. Well, perhaps not altogether,

    Anyhow, good you caught me before I fired off an email to Ilford. And now that you mention the issue is limited to a couple of Canson papers, it looks to me that it’s a (limited) paper issue,  not a printer issue. What kind of paper issue I don’t know – perhaps something about the coating that isn’t absorbing those particular inks properly. In the case of Canson I’m not sure whether I can take this further – need to check on who’s there these days.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html

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    Re: New series Epson Printers!
    Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Oh – and one more thing I should add – I did have the opportunity of a tryout with a 9570 – it wasn’t possible in the time available under the circumstances to do a review on the basis of that tryout, and it was some months ago, but I did have a chance to profile the printer and produce several test prints. I did not see evidence of over-inking in those prints. They looked pretty usual to me – i.e. darn good. I was using Epson Legacy Platine and Legacy Fiber for that exercise.

    Mark D Segal
    Author: Scanning Workflows with SilverFast 8, SilverFast HDR, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, published by LaserSoft Imaging AG
    https://www.silverfast.com/downloads/92ed080ac1ae274ea6aeed756a504f7a/en.html