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J. Arthur, It all gos back to how you were trained. At Brooks, we were taught that in order for any print to be an acceptable print, it had to have, somewhere in the print, a black that was as black as the paper was capable of giving you. (In those days, we used Dupont Velour Black Paper, and Varigam, which had the blackest black of any papers that were then made, and still stand up with today's finest papers.) This was stressed over and over, and many a student had to reprint an assignment because the blacks weren't black enough. The print also had to have a white somewhere in the print as white as the paper base was. When comparing any print that did not have these qualities to the reprinted one that did, the difference was obvious, and was always a better print. The only exception I can remember to this rule was when we had a high key assignment, and could only use white and 3 or four shades of light gray. This is where I learned about how good a really dense black can make a print. And to this day, I agree with it 100 percent. I have many prints made with the early Generations inkset. MANY. I have reprinted them all, and 100 percent of them look much much better with the blacker ink. Possibly people who don't think this is important don't know the difference, or haven't seen the difference. Or maybe they CAN'T see the difference. But there IS a difference, and it is very important to me. I don't agree with you that the old ink is as black as 99% of printers want. Anyone who sees them side by side would probably pick the blacker ink. Try it. Of course if the 25% less archival life is important to you, choose the older ink. I am more than happy with the 35-40 years of the newer black that they say it is good for. Jerry "J. Arthur Davis" wrote: > > Mitch: > This one I will agree with you. The standard Generation Black is as > black as 99% of the printers would want. The new black also has a > shortened life. Norm said you can expect about a 20 to 25% shorter life > because of the extenders that had to be added to get it blacker. > > Jim Davis > mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org > > Mitch Valburg wrote: > > > > At 12:19 PM 1/1/00 -0800, Cathy Brown wrote: > > > > >If the original, weak black is in the cartridges, then what do you > > >(and others informed on this subject) suggest? > > > > You might want to check out the standard Generations black for yourself. > > Jerry > > is the only one I recall seeing describe it as weak, a description I would > > call > > hyperbolic. > > > > Mitch V. > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger. > > http://messenger.yahoo.com > > > > - > > 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. - 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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