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Re: How many gum layers (Re: ferri sesquichlorati)


I have been using Eboni black from MIS associates in my 2200 for over a year now. It will work in all Epson printers using pigmented inks, perhaps htey have a version for dye printers as well. The ink is 2-3 dollars to refill the cartridge if you buy it in bulk. I have been refilling the cartridge that I bought from them with no issues at all.  I can print 50 or more 8x10 prints from a cartridge, depending on how much ink density is desired. The Eboni black has more then enough density to print palladium, you should be fine with gum then, just a curve or a line to limit the ink output. The ink prints fine on all the transparencies that I tried. It is really not that expensive. On the other hand I just noticed that the price of Epson cartriges for 2200 went from $10 to 16.

Marek Matusz 

From: Ender100@aol.com
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To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: How many gum layers (Re: ferri sesquichlorati)
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:47:53 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Keith,

Certainly you could go with a CIS system and use cheaper 3rd party inks.  A lot of people do that.  Just be sure you can get a film substrate/Ink combination that are compatible... inks like some substrates better than other.  There should be a means of testing this...I think the ink manufacturers would probably be willing to print a sample file on your choice of substrate so you would have a sample to review.

Best Wishes,
Mark Nelson

Precision Digital Negatives - The System
PDNPrint Forum at Yahoo Groups

In a message dated 10/25/06 3:19:10 PM, Keith@GumPhoto.com writes:

I've been out of the inkjet circuit for years.  I have no need for archival inks.  For that matter, I have no need for even GOOD ink.  Other than rendering a printer useless for anything else, is there any reason I couldn't get one of those continuous-feed systems and dump in India ink or Sumi ink or something else?  I'm serious.  I just want to print cheap ink onto cheap paper for the purpose of making cheap gum prints.  The negative doesn't have to last more than a day or so.  In fact, I'd prefer if it didn't last!  Are there any cheap maverick-consistent alternatives that you can think of employing? 

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