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Thanks for the info Takichi. The implication if your source is correct is that, as has been suggested here, you could simply buy the Roland inks and run them in an Epson 3000. Which brave soul will be first to try this I wonder? My money's on the inestimable Mr. Olsen, he seems game for putting almost anything into his printers ;-) -----Original Message----- From: allen takichi maertz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 1:46 AM To: email@example.com Subject: Why don't Epson produce their own archival inks? The word I have is that they "do" as the actual ink is manufactured by one of the very few companies that really make ink from scratch. The Roland Pigmented Inkset is an epson product, licensed from epson to Roland (epson 3000 heads) with an exclusive agreement for Roland on use. I.e. Epson contracts not to use that pigmented inkset in their machines. Side buzz is that epson america could separetly source/develope an alternative pigmented inkset but I wouldn't hold my breath on that one. My conclusion is that Roland is staying with the pigmented strategy and epson is sticking to the dye based strategy. Takichi - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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