Epson Gray Balancer, free download

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Postby -default » Sat May 13, 2006 6:29 am

I ran across this information, posted by the illustrious Toby Thain, on one of the Photoshop news groups.  If any of you try it out, let us know what you find out.

Epson provides a utility for basically profiling certain printer models, including
EPSON Stylus Photo 2100/
EPSON Stylus Pro 5500
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600
EPSON Stylus Pro 9600
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000CF
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600

Epson stupidly did not provide their "gray balancer" software with the 2200
(only with the 2100 in Europe), however it is available in English here:

It is an excellent piece of work which allows you to set up neutral grays by
comparing a series of chip charts printed by your printer with  a monochrome
reference card. Unfortunately there is no way to get the original Epson
card, so you can either spring for a Kodak reference card or just eyeball
it.  But this is the best way to get neutral tones. You can then move on to
duotones or quadtones or whatever. A pdf user's guide is included, I
believe, in the download.


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