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Igor Wesdorp wrote: > May I ask you, what difference does the Piezography software make? I > mean, you don't need it to use CIS, do you? > > No, you don't need it to use the CIS. You can use any bulk ink with > the CIS that is suitable for the printer. The CIS is an ink delivery > system, and has nothing to do with software or drivers. > > If you're interested in the Piezo system I suggest that you read about > it on Jon Cone's website: http://www.inkjetmall.com Better to get > the tecnical description on the driver from there. I know that the > driver fools the printer into printing at a greater resolution, and > that the inks are calibrated to it, and that the inks are pigment inks > and long-lasting. > > I found some unbiased positive reviews about this plug-in on the Web, > but what is your opinion? > > I gave my opinions in my previous post: I'm quite impressed with > Piezo. It is great for some images, perhaps not for all. Not everyone > is 100% pleased with the ink color. If you don't like warmtone > images, you probably wouldn't like the color. > And which printer do you use? > > The 1160. I have not used a 1200 series printer. I bought the 1160 > because at the time there were more archival ink choices available for > it because it is a 4- color printer as opposed to a 6-color printer. > At the time the only images I saw were Epson demos. The 1270 had not > come out yet. The 1200 looked absolutely photographic. The 1160 > looked great. With the 1160 there was some slight quality that looked > minutely not as photographic as the 1200, but I'm at a loss to explain > what it was. I still bought the 1160- two of them, in fact, and have > no regrets at all. Since then I've seen 1270 prints that were so good > I can't imagine anything looking better. Unfortunately the 1270 is > not a viable choice for anyone who wants work to last. > > I still want to know if the 1160 beat the 1200 or vice versa. > > So I can't tell you, having not used the 1200. And so I'm not even > sure if the Piezo system is available for the 1200. Check Jon's site > for that info. So any comparisons I'm aware of of 1160 vs 1200 are for > color prints. I can tell you that from what I've read from this list > the difference has been reported as being slight. So I'm not even > considering switching to the 1200. The prints I saw on the 1270 were > so good that I would have bought one of those had the orange > shift/fade issue not already come about. If things change and bulk > archival inks become available for the 1270 (the chip is defeated and > the CIS becomes useable) then I would definitely reconsider it. > > James - 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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