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Since I have a 900 (along with my 1270 and 1280), I downloaded the free demo software (fully functional for 15 days). After installation, it requires a reboot. Upon reboot, an intro screen appears, and offers to print a test page at various percentage savings levels.... which I did.
The test includes a grouping of black text, a bar graph with 8 different solid bar colors and a photo of two kids at the beach (a very good test combo, in my opinion). The savings percentages are 0%, 5%, 15%, 25%, 35%, 45%, 55%, 65% and 75%.
The photo, text and color bar chart in the 0%, 5%, and 15% are virtually identical. at 25% there is a very slight change in the photo (looks like the dithering is more "spacy"), but the solid bar chart colors and text look the same as 0%.From 35% and upwards, the color dithering gets very visible in both the photo and barcharts. Beyond 55%, the color looks pretty bad. However, the black text looks very good up to 45%, and then starts to look "newspaper-ish"... at 75%, the black text is halftone gray (i.e., black dots and white spaces).
This looks like a useful product for saving black ink for text applications (up to 45%), and may be good for the *kids printer* up to about 35%-45% color ink savings.
I have nothing to do with the company... just curious as to how/what it was doing.
As noted by others, the program does not work with "photo" Epsons (yet).