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At 01:00 PM 1/2/70 -0400, joseph giannetti wrote: >I've not followed all the stuff about these two inks >Generation VS. archive ??? also pigmented ink >which would last longest and which comes closest to epson inks in looks >also I've got to buy a new printer , my 700 is on its death bed >1200 or 3000 or 750 help would be appreciated in any form > >P.S. ive read whelhiem report on generation inks So if you've read the latest Wilhelm report, you know that it's the paper AND the ink that matter, in terms of longevity. You can't consider one without the other. There are two classes of ink, I guess: pigment and dye. The Generations ink and the MIS archival inks are pigment based; Epson OEM inks, Ilford Archiva, and Lyson are dye-based. I hear remarks suggesting that pigment-based inks might have certain problems on glossy or coated papers. If you really are interested in prints that last a very long time, the six-color Epson printers are problematic (ie., the 700/EX, and the 750/1200.) The 3000 is a workhorse of a machine that uses 4-color printheads... a bit low-teck compared to the other four just mentioned. You might want to consider the 1160 and/or the 900, which are an interesting compromise. These are four-color machines but with the newest (small-droplet) print head technology. PS: the 700 is a fine machine, and can be replaced (with a refurb) dirt cheap these days. In fact, you can get refurb EX printers these days for something like $129, I'm told. rafe b. - 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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