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15-05-2011, 08:09 AM
Hi Guys,

Recently dumped an old Kodak 1400 printer I'd be using sporadically for events and have hired a ds40 for the week from Photomart. To cut a long story short I only managed to run a test print through it yesterday.

I've tested it on three different macs and I am getting horrible mottled patterns in the black and dark areas. I don't really know what to do. This happens with all colour profiles, with the printer managing the printing, in lightroom, in picasa and in preview.

I am shooting a black tie event tonight and its not going to be pretty. I'm feeling really frustrated.

Does anyone have any suggestions? One thing I can't figure out on a mac is how i tell the printer to print high quality or high speed? Does anyone know where I can set this preference (or indeed whether or not im printing gloss or matt...photomart suggested this might be the problem yesterday...but apart from in Lightroom I can't see where to set this option).


Stuart Morley
15-05-2011, 07:43 PM
Not familiar with the DNP but printing preferences are usually shown when the print dialog comes up after you press print.

Sometimes there is a small arrow which you click for more / advanced options.

Also try from iPhoto and Preview incase it is an application problem.


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Mark Amies
16-05-2011, 03:17 PM
Joe, I see you posted up twice, so I put a reply in the DNP section.

viewtopic.php?f=46&t=5063 (http://www.eventphotographersociety.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=5063)