Ultratone printing info please
I am just starting off printing my black and white images that have been scanned from negatives onto my computer and need a bit of help as I have never printed images before. I would like to start on the cheap until I see if I will continue doing my own printing long term and have found an Epson 1290 printer that should work well with the Ultratone (Quadtone replacement) inks.
My system is an iMac running Mac OSX Lion and I use Photoshop Elements 9 for any editing. I am a bit confused about the process and need a bit of clarification on how to go about things. I have read about curves adjustments, epson drivers and Quadtone RIP and am now thoroughly confused.
What of the above do I need to get for my system, how are they used and what control will I have over what I am printing?
What is the workflow for taking an image from elements to the printing stage?
I think the 1290 is compatible with both UT and UT2 inks, any opinions on which one to use?