Same rules still apply â€“ always print with exactly the same settings, particularly in Advanced B&W in the Epson panel.
Can you remember, or revert to a good global setting?
With K3 inks the profile you use makes a much bigger difference than paper brand - in other words once you find a suitable profile you can print on a wide range of similar (gloss) papers. I use a custom profile, although this shouldnâ€™t be very different to ready-made ones.
Innova profiles here http://www.innovaart.com/en/icc-profile ... Epson.html
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Itâ€™s not quite true I know nothing about Q Image â€“ I did try it and despite their claims and impressive demo with the 360/720 lpi test, ultimately see no difference to CS3 with real-world images.
When you say it's better, do you mean tonally? in which case I suspect it's rendering the file differently - like a 'profile'
Edit: When it comes to fine tonal judgement you can't rely on the screen, no matter how well calibrated. Test prints are the only true guide, and they don't have
to be on expensive Innova Gloss!