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> From: Dan Culbertson <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >> I know this won't solve the "dot size" problem of the 3000, but could these >> inks (bulk) be used in the 3000? Would they work on uncoated paper such as >> Somerset Velvet? >> >> Ursula Freer > > Haven't tested the uncoated Somerset Velvet yet with C80 inks -- that on the > line for this weekend. But the uncoated Arches Hot Press Bright White > printed surprisingly well with the C80 inks. The color was not as brilliant > as on Somerset Velvet Enhanced but it was better than most anything else > I've seen on uncoated paper - including some dye based inks. One very happy > outcome on the Arches paper - a greyscale image stays grey the whole way > from black (a rather nice deep black) to white and doesn't shift much under > different light sources. Also, Concorder Rag printed nice neutral grays > with no color shift which shocked the heck out of me. A 3000 stuffed with > the Durabright inks should make a really nice neutral B&W printer that could > also be used for color. > > I still need to do some side by side measurements and comparisons with the > Generations inks to say for certain these inks are better but it is my first > impression they edge out Generations for broad color gamut on uncoated > paper. Don't know why bulk Durabright inks wouldn't work in a 3000 if you > could find them in bulk. You should be able to launch small pebbles out of a > 3000 nozzle considering the relative droplet size so C80 inks ought not give > it indigestion. A most interesting idea... > > Dan Culbertson This is very interesting information. I am searching for the perfect dye ink (after Lysonic E) and am hoping to be able to use large sheet (22x30) of uncoated fine art paper. Hopefully there is an ink out there in bulk with good longevity and wide gamut. Fotonic inks are interesting but to get good longevity I would have to use Arches cold pressed paper which is not white enough nor does my 3000 like feeding it, even via manual slot. Thank you for sharing your research, I am anxiously awaiting your findings. Ursula Freer - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.