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RE: Third party inks for negative printing

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Don, No these are the older Piezotone Inks, not K7 nor K6, but their second
branding of inks. The Photo Warehouse material is designed for pigment, but
not the K3 inks. It is a bloody mess. I'll see John in NYC next weekend at
Photo Plus and hope to see some K7 prints.

I use a sepia set and there was not a warm set of inks, but the K7s are
designed for paper changes to achieve color shifts. I am, to tell the truth,
much happier with the 4800 and K3s than I was using my 7000 and Cone inks.
The price is about the same for 220ml of ink for either of the machines, and
the Cones may even been a 10 spot less. 

CIS on the 1160 that I started using was a big pain. Print quality was so
much better with the 7000, the only thing I use my 1160 is for billing and
text with a very occasional photo.


Eric Neilsen Photography
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Dallas, TX 75226
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Bryant [mailto:dsbryant@bellsouth.net]
> Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 9:26 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: RE: Third party inks for negative printing
> EJ,
> > Don, Here is one answer for your survey : ) The Cone Peizography Ink set
> > works on the Photo Warehouse material; their ultra clear film.
> I assume you are referring to the K7 ink set and that is interesting to
> note. However I'm hoping to find a non OEM pigmented color ink set that
> would work properly on Pictorico and work as good as or almost as good as
> the Epson OEM inks, and of course be less expensive. If a color ink set
> worked on the Photo Warehouse product that would be a plus, but I'm not
> holding my breath.
> Also I believe the Piezo inks are quite a bit more expensive than the
> Epson
> inks. Of course a CIS setup would reduce expenses, is that what you use?
> My past experience of using MIS CIS setups with the 1160 did not make me
> happy. Lots of incessant problems with clogs, ink carts dripping and so
> on.
> I tried all the tips and tricks and never got continuous reliable results
> with them for making inkjet prints. When they worked they worked
> beautifully, but less than 20% of the time as I recall. Once I converted
> the
> printer back to Epson color inks all of my problems disappeared. Oh well,
> live and learn.
> I've been quite impressed with the K7 inks when used for making inkjet
> prints, they are quite beautiful when used with the new Hahnemuhle Museum
> matt paper. A local ink jet atelier ( Dean Imaging -
> http://deanimaging.com/index.php ) uses them on their 7600. Beautiful
> work.
> Anyone in the Atlanta area that needs custom inkjet work should give them
> a
> try. Very reasonable prices and good service.
> What process(es) are you using the Cone inks for? And how are you
> developing
> your adjustment curves (I am making an assumption that you are using a
> process adjustment curve.)
> Thanks,
> Don Bryant