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Re: Byte magazine article on orange shift

In article <20001002024014.1956.qmail@web4106.mail.yahoo.com>, Bob Meyer
<bobm_epson@yahoo.com> writes
>For those of you tired of this, I apologise.  For
>those still interested, Byte has an article on the
>problem where they basically swallow the Epson PR
>hook, line and sinker.  It's at:
<snip to what Epson told Byte>
>Epson stated to me very clearly that the problem only
>occurs with the Gloss paper, and that the dyes they
>use are the same ones they used in the previous
>printer models.

If this is true then it reflects extremely bad on both Epson and

If the ink is the same as in previous printers - such as the 1200 - then
they have lied about the changes in formulation required to get the
extended life - and Wilhelm's tests, which show a difference between new
inks and the previous generation, are unreliable at best!

I suspect that the information that Byte were given was false but, if
not, then all the longevity claims for the x7x series, from whatever
source, are highly suspect.
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
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