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At 04:22 PM 7/14/01 -0500, Jerry Olson wrote: >So what inks did you decide on for your 1160? and how is the gamut? You >could always get the large epson printer cartridges and decant. The 1280 >inks seem to be very stable, at least in my window tests. > >2 months, no fade at all. 1280 inks... on a 1280, right? Where'd you get them? Would they work on an 1160? Here's a rundown of the inks I've tried since this printer was new (about 18 months ago.) 1. Epson OEM carts, in those dark days before CISs were invented. 2. Generations. Ran fine, I just couldn't handle the lousy gamut and the look on glossy paper. These inks were purchased along with my 1st CIS. 3. Quasi-beta-Lincoln Inks (aka "Wide Spectrum") Never ran properly, even on a 2nd CIS purchased just for this test. 4. MIS Archival inks (dye-pigment hybrid). Ran OK until the bottles were about 1/3 full, then horrible banding set in. Gamut was a bit better than Generations, but still no good on the glossy papers I like. 5. DataProducts carts (pre-filled clone carts.) Ran fine. Good color. Not archival, of course. Cheap dye inks, print great on any glossy paper. 6. Generic dye inks, no-name -- came with a refill kit I bought a couple years back for my old 600. They ran fine, but colors were a bit off. 7. AIJ Pinnacle Gold. Micro-banding, though nowhere near as bad as the Lincoln inks. Some useable prints, but just too much bother. Color was decidedly warmer than Epson OEM. 8. Mediastreet Generic Dye inks, purchased just a few weeks ago. Seemed OK for a few days, but magenta nozzle checks were always ragged, and micro-banding on dark blue tones. Wasted most of the ink in cleaning cycles, sheets of color swatches, etc. Which brings us back to: 9. DataProducts carts. Printer happy, Rafe happy. Biding time before I dive back into this "CIS + some mystery ink" adventure. 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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