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I think the printer uses all 7 colors to print black and white prints. The light black tones down the inkset a la "small gamut" inks from Lyson. Jerry Job wrote: > Today I got the message from my favourite dealer that the Epson > 950 and 2100 can now be ordered in Holland. Time between order > and delivery is left unspecified. > > Seems both printers use 7 colors, the 950 uses 2 identical blacks > and the 2100 uses "light black" and "dark black". I am truly > amazed by Epson's decision to use 2 blacks in the 950, especially > since I noticed that the black cartridge life time is at least 3 > (!) times longer than that of the color cartrige. Why would > anybody want an extra black??? > > For that matter: why doesn't Epson supply a driver which allows > you to specify the 7th colour (as light yellow, light black, or > dark black), instead of forcing us to use what marketing deems > appropriate??? Would be quite easy to supply a generic driver, > isn't it? > > Is there anybody out there who can confirm the choice is indeed > left to the user, i.e., that Epson does have a generic driver > for the 950? (Note to Epson marketeers: I probably wouldn't buy > a printer that can only use 2 blacks...) > > Job Honig > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.