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--- rafeb <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > It's possible, of course, that in the near > future, someone will develop a truly > archival 6-color inkset. But that new > Wilhelm report sure has a lot of folks > rethinking the 6-color vs. 4-color thing. Point of clarification for the newly initiated. When peope hear "photo inks", they think there is some special formulation that makes "photo inks" more photographic than "regular" inks. This is not true. Epson's "photo" series or 6 ink printers use the exact same base inks (CYMK or cyan, yellow, magenta, and black) as their 4 ink brotheren. The only difference is the addition of the low dye load cyan and magenta inks. That is, the cyan and magenta inks don't have as much cyan and magenta dye in them as the full dye load inks (another note, HP printers use heavier dye loads than Epson printers. That's why Epson printers saturate the page with more ink than their HP counterparts. That's why if used with the wrong paper, Epson printers tend to produce prints that are not flat, but wavy. That's also why HP printers tend to produce more pages per volume of ink than Epson printers). Apparently, this lower dye load is much more susceptable is color shifting/fading than the full dye load inks. Thus, since the 4 ink printers don't have any light dye load inks, they aren't as susceptable to the color shifting/fading as the 6 ink printers. The very hightlights and light shaded areas that the 2 additional inks help reproduce so faithfully, are the exact areas that are first subject to the shifting/fading. ===== Visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://greer.simplenet.com. Also, Greer and Associates (http://www.greeraa.com) offers studio photography, digital imaging services, web site design/construction, and training. Mike Greer __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Thousands of Stores. Millions of Products. All in one place. Yahoo! Shopping: http://shopping.yahoo.com - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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