I’m wrestling with the following and wonder if anyone can clarify for me.
If a larger print gamut can be achieved on a given paper using a particular printer and ink set by applying more ink without drying problems occurring or signs of hooking appearing when the primaries are viewed in ColorThink which would indicate hue reversal from over inking, is it always preferable then to try to achieve the largest possible print gamut? If it is, then why might it be that Epson would specify media settings for some of their papers that would deliver less ink which in turn would result in reduced gamuts?
I have read that the Lustre media setting delivers the most ink. Hahnemuhle specifies this setting for their non-matte papers for the specific printer which I am using. I have also read that some folks push the inks even farther in the Epson drivers with apparently superior results. But, Epson often specifies settings for their papers which deliver less ink. When I profile a particular Epson paper with their setting then again with the lustre setting I get larger gamuts and higher D-Max. So, I wonder what their thinking might be. Any thoughts?