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The Roland inks, I am told, are made by Epson. They have the word Piezoelectric in their names, too. I'm told that piezoelectric is an Epson trademark. That seems to reinforce what Allen's heard. -Ken Milburn ----- Original Message ----- From: allen takichi maertz <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 1999 1:46 AM 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 > > > > > Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 13:18:22 -0700 > > From: Daniel Salzedo <Daniel@rimasystem.com> > > Subject: Why don't Epson produce their own archival inks? (Was RE: New - " Somerset Photo Enhanced" is now arriving) > > > > Dear all, > > > > Jerry raises a point that perplexes many of us - Why don't Epson just > > produce their own archival ink range? I am not privy to Epson's internal > > decision making process, so can only speculate from my own experiences. > > > snip > - > Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. > http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - 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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