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Archival Matte paper matte paper with 1270/1280 dye inks is reported to ( from inside Epson USA) have a lightfastness of 10 years while the same ink on HWM has 25 years lightfastness. Archival Matte paper was designed for 2000P inks. In terms of color gamut nothing beats 1270/1280 ink. I been running Generation 5 thru one printer and OEM 1270/1280 inks thru the other. On both glossy and matte papers the 1270/1280 beats the Gen 5.(pigment ink) You can get the 1270/1280 dye in bulk by buying 500ml (16oz) carts for the Epson 10000. The colors for the 10000 come is separate carts . List price is $169 fror Epson per cart. So six cart set will run $ 714(from Epson -may be cheaper elsewhere) . Generation 5 in 16oz sets runs $ 311.94 and MediaStreet's Plug & Play inks run$ 199.22 for 16oz sets. MediaStreet claims better resistent to orange fade with Plug& Play versa Epson OEM 1270 ink. Ilford now has a glossy paper that is supose to be highly resistent to the orange problem. So question comes down to do you want the best color gamut, the most lightfastness or the cheaper price? - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.