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Hey John - love to hear from you, but you might want to repost this to the mail list ;-) ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <undisclosed-recipients:;> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 1999 9:46 AM Subject: Re: (H2O+ink)=(photo-ink) Y/N? > From: "John Nollendorfs" <email@example.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Mime-version: 1.0 > X-Priority: 3 > Content-type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" > Content-transfer-encoding: 7bit > > > > Date: Tue, 02 Nov 1999 13:37:57 +0800 > > From: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: (H2O+ink)=(photo-ink) Y/N? > > > > > To get to the right Light Magenta point, try 1 part ink to 6 parts > distilled > > > water. But would not recommend this! > > > > Thanks. I've been getting different responses with different > > proportions. If anybody's got a different proportion please click here: > > mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=RightLightMix > > > > But I'm still very curious, and I value your advice, so please elaborate > > why you would not recommend this. > > All ink mixture are to a degree "black magic". To make them work for all > printers in all situations requires very complex considerations. Piezo > printers appear to be more forgiving in ink formulation, but the one thing > they all inkjet formulations have in common is the use of an agent to keep > the nozzles from clogging during periods of non-use. If you plan on using > your printer day & night, seven days a week, I guess the use of water would > be okay. > > At the dilutions I'm referring to (1 part ink-6 parts water), the basic ink > chemistry is totally upset. If you can get clear ink base to use as a > diluent, it would be a different story. > > But remember, you can't just use "any" ink base, if you want to keep the > characteristics (archival??) of the base ink you are using. Additionally, at > those high dilution rates, your dye is more susceptible to fade, and will > show fading much quicker. This is the prime reason that the 6-color sets > have that much shorter lives. > > John Nollendorfs > JN Photography > Lincoln, NE > > > > > - > 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.