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>[snip] I could really use some advice... Is there a source of high >quality archival (pigmented?) inks that would replace the Epson >cartridges and give similar print performance. Thanks in advance to >all who will be kind enough to reply. Linda already put Margery onto some of MediaStreet.com's products, and Kendall already mentioned InkJetArt.com (by their other address) as a source of all sorts of information and products, so I'm writing partly to add MIS (InkSupply.com) to Margery's provider mix. I got two of NoMoreCarts.com's CIS units, one from MediaStreet because it was bundled at a savings with their Gen4 inkset, and one from InkJetArt, where it was less expensive because they paid the shipping. I think the CIS accessories were also less expensive at InkJetArt.com. Not that I'm sure Margery will print enough for even the best deal on a CIS to be a good deal for her. After I installed the Gen4 inks, I realized from a thread or threads on the ArchivalColor list (at Yahoo) that there have been some problems with Gen4 prints fading quickly in direct sunlight. Where of course they shouldn't have been. But still the problem can be addressed at least partially by replacing the hybrid/blended pigment-and-dye Gen4 black with MediaStreet's Outdoor pigment black (which I believe is the Gen3 black). So I think I will before I have that printer profiled for my favorite papers, Epson Archival Matte (being re-named E. "Enhanced" Matte) and Crane's Museo. EAM/EEM is inexpensive but not acid-free. Museo is lovely, if expensive, and brightner-free as well as acid-free. And proofs for a Museo print can be printed on EAM/EEM. In addition to profiling, both some restriction in gamut and not being able to use many if any glossy papers easily or satisfactorily comes along with pigmented inks. But if Margery can live with a less archival dye-based inkset, then I think either MediaStreet's clone or MIS's clone of the Epson inks would serve her well and less expensively, even in carts instead of a CIS. Decisions, decisions, ... . And in the meantime, even Epson's carts (and Epson's papers) might be less expensive at Atlex.com than wherever Margery has been getting them. Sam - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.