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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bob Meyer <email@example.com> writes > I've gotten brown shift on gray scales >printed with the "black only" ink setting in the Epson >driver. You can see it on my web site, below. > Roger just sent me a couple of micrographs of your black-ink only prints, Bob and they are very conclusive - the black ink in the Epson x7x cartridges fades to brown. The colour change on these black dots are about the same scale as the colour change on normal prints. In fact, looking back through most of my 'orange' prints, it is the areas which I suspect have a significant amount of black that have faded worst. If the black was stable I suspect that these prints would be pretty close to acceptable - they would certainly have faded, but I don't think it would be enough for me to notice. Which brings up the question of why Epson aren't fixing the inks. I can understand some reluctance (but not refusal) to fix the colour inks, because their spectral characteristics would result in driver changes being necessary to obtain the same match as the original inks. However, black is black is black - isn't it? Why would a change to the black ink need a driver change? If Epson did that, they would be substantially improving the flawed product. Even if it isn't a perfect solution, it may come very close - especially in combination with the new glossy paper. -- Kennedy Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed; A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed. Python Philosophers - 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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