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>>> the MIS Quadtone FS (Full Spectrum) pigment inks >>> are a very close substitute - in fact MIS says they were designed to >>> replace/substitute the Piezography inks. >>> I'm using them successfully with the Epson driver on an 1160, > >> Hi Nick, >> Have you had any problems with these inks clogging the print heads? >> Regards, John >> John Denniston >> john_denniston@t... >I had to give her up on the MIS VM inks because the clear liquid part of their >inks condense onto the inside of the bottles and the caps. It is a problem if >you run your inks down like I do because the color gets darker gradually. I am >not one for keeping my bottles always full. I am also worried that the inks may >separate somehow as they age. I'd rather pay for something proven rather than >something made as a cheaper imitation of the originals. I still got the >occasional banding and clogs with MIS. Word of advice! You need to change your >CIS carts if you switch which costs a few bucks. NoMoreCarts sells these. I had >to switch my carts a second time when I went back to the Piezo. I an happier >back on Piezo. I think that the price difference is that MIS VM is mostly water >and I do not know if that is good or bad. It is what is. The Piezo inks never >evaporated like that. You just can not let the system sit for weeks without >using it because the ink base will begin to evaporate! >in the CIS tubing. > >CS The problems with the MIS VM inkset above are unusual. The gray midtones of the inkset are just the standard MIS quad inks at different dilutions. The MIS standard quads have been out on the market longer than Piezo inks, and they have stood the test of time. The MIS VM black is a co-solvent black like Piezo black. In fact, my tests indicate it is the same ink. The MIS VM toner is standard MIS Archival color pigments, with MIS quad "25" added to get the density and gamut correct. These standard, compatible inks have been on the market for a long time with no pattern of problems reported. The MIS FS inks are very close to Piezo inks, and people are just pouring them into their Piezo CIS bottles with success. Because they are slightly less warm and less green, I recommend mixing gradually to avoid any visible changes in a print. Paul http://www.PaulRoark.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.