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In Topic: Continuous Ink Systems For Epson 2200

15 December 2006 - 05:37 PM

The Epson Inks are expensive and also boast longevity. I have just enquired with a media inks company reagrding their inks and for once got a straightfoward and honest reply..it read...

"..Epson Pigment inks may last for 100 years under ideal circumstances but in standard conditions it is probabl closer to 40-50 years. In that conditions, according to a recent test done by an independent group, the life span of our carts for the R800/R1800 cartridges is around 30-40 years.
We are looking at longer lasting inks for the high end photo printers like yours, but they cost around £0.50 more expensive per cartridge so we are to sure we can afford to do that because only a very small percentage of people will ever care about an extra 10-15 years of lifepsan to their pics..."

So basically I would stick to Lyson or Epson if you really need long lasting images..

QUOTE (Kit @ Dec 15 2006, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm going broke buying Epson inks. Looking for a Continuous Ink System that will work well with the Epson 2200. I've researched the Niagara IV and am wondering if anyone out there has used this system. Pros and Cons. Also intereseted in anyone who has used Lyson Cave Paint inks with Continuous Ink Systems.

In Topic: Prints Fading

13 December 2006 - 08:49 AM

Thanks tony,
I was considering the CIS for the R1800 because of the cost of catridges. I notice a CIS with
Pigment inks are priced between £100 and £200 , but I cant assume that these pigments will last as long as the OEM cartridges. I will try to stick to the Epson for the time being. I still use canvas, Lyson and Epson papers and Archival matt for the longevity Epson boast.

QUOTE (tmat @ Dec 12 2006, 07:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Iíve been using an Epson R800 since it first came on the market and I have not noticed any fading with photographs behind glass. I have also conducted a rather rough and ready experiment to test for fading. I printed off several pairs of prints one print was left in the open air in fairly bright conditions and the other kept in an album Over the last year I have been checking one against the other and thus far I can say that I have yet to see a noticeable differences between the prints. For the above test I have been using genuine inks and Epson Premium Semigloss Paper.... Tony

In Topic: Prints Fading

12 December 2006 - 10:31 AM

Anyone that wants to check out fading Inkjet photo's have a look at this site...it seems to be pretty serious on checking out the inks on various papers for fading...http://www.wilhelm-research.com/

I have an Epson R300 with a CIS..the dark /black change quickly in sunlight.. after just a few months, especially if it's damp air..the R1800 seems to be a lot better as Mark has said previously. Certainly I am looking at a CIS system for the R1800 with Pigment ink but I havent found any reviews of these and hope they perform as well as the Originals..Perhaps epson should produce a CIS for their printers!!

In Topic: Printing A Photo On Canvas

28 June 2006 - 11:44 AM

I have been buying canvas sheets in A4 size which are pre treated and go through my Epson R300..the image is printed directly onto the canvas and looks superb...I have printed off over 20 images and only one was a problem and that was my fault for not lining up the canvas square..
the site below also looks like a good way to get canvas images, the only downside is the restriction to size..ie A4.

QUOTE (Tony H @ Jun 28 2006, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was recommended Fo2fuse. This product allows you to print out any photo on to a special film using an Ink-Jet printer and it has a sticky back which sticks to the canvas and using a brush you can actaully see the texture from the canvas through the film. I haven't seen anything like it. Tell me what you think.
I was given a code for my first purchase which gives a 10% discount. If you want to use it i would be happy to supply you with it. Let me know and tell me what you think.

In Topic: Competitions- Being Fair

03 April 2006 - 12:29 PM

Many thanks for the comments, all true and I hope that those that find fun in deliberately giving low ratings for gratification will soon bore of this and depart to another site!