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> Confused. If you are using the MIS inks, which if I understand Bob > M's test results, pretty much eliminates shift problem, why would > you need paper that ink washes off the page to solve a problem that > may have already been solved? It's a good question, but I can explain why. Primarily, the MIS inks do not eliminate the orange shift... just prolong its occurrence. With the combination of the MIS inks and the Colorlife paper, I'm hoping to have the best longevity for a glossy-type paper using a dye-based inkset on my 1280. Also, the Colorlife has a lightfast rating about 2.5 times better than the "Premium" papers. Of course, these are Wilhelm's figures and I'm not so sure about the accuracy. But if the figures are right, it puts the Colorlife paper at about the same longevity as the Matte-heavyweight. And of course the matte paper is not water resistant. Obviously, I would much prefer that the Colorlife paper WAS water resistant like the resin papers, but that characteristic is not as important to me as lightfastness and gasfastness. I'm not expecting the Colorlife paper to eliminate fading for unprotected prints, but if it eliminates the orange shifting, then it has a purpose for my photo printing needs. But since you mention it, I know there are sprays to use for protecting prints from fading (that really vary in terms of effectiveness without degrading the photo quality). But I wonder if there are sprays that will make the prints water resistant on this paper? > On the other hand I am excited about trying it because > refilling, which I am not even sure is possible with the > newer printers, just doesn't thrill me. Which new printers are you referring to? All the current models of Epson printers can be refilled, to the best of my knowledge. Travis - 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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