[photodesk] Re: Printing Problem

  • From: "Henry Falkner" <hfalkner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <photodesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2006 14:06:29 +1200

From: "Alan S.Wickham" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <photodesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2006 9:10 AM
Subject: [photodesk] Printing Problem

             I am glad to see that there is some activity in this
             mailing list again. I was wondering if any membars could
             shed some light on a printing problem that I have.

       About 16 months ago I purchased a another printer to
       replace, to some extent, the previous Canon 7100 which was
       on its last legs. Since I intended to get "serious"
       photographs printed comercially, I chose a fairly modest 3
       colour printer, the Canon 560i. This was OK for text and seemed
       to be for graphics. When I started to use it for photos,
       however, I started to get serious "banding" in areas where
       there was an even tone. This is much worse when printing
       monochrome using the Grey Scale settings. Up till now I have
       been of the opinion that this was due to a fault in the print
       head but I am now beginning to think that it might be related to
       the software driver. This is besause:-

        a) The banding is not continued into the "busy" part of the
        b) There is a repeated pattern in this banded area.
        c) I tried cutting out the computer by printing directly
        from a camera via the PictBridge facility. There was definitly
        no banding in the resultant image.

       This banding occurs when the printer is connected via USB fron
       both a RISC PC (Castle USB Podule) and an Iyonox.

       Has anyone had similar experience?
       Have I set something up wrongly?


   Alan Wickham,                     Telephone:- 01934 629553
      16, Ashcombe Road,             EMail:- alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
             Somerset.  BS 23 3DY

I have a Canon iP4000 printer, for which I obtained a Riscos printer driver from Castle. I was advised this driver does not support photo printing. It is ok for Impresion !Style documents with pictures in them.

But photo printing on the RiscPC has gone the way of the Dodo.

Very regrettable, since my 2 RiscPCs have lasted 14 years, being upgraded now and then, whereas my Windows laptops last about three years before they become seriously superceded, due to hardware-OS incompatibilities.


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