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Re: Richard Bensons's new book

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  • Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2009 18:38:02 -0800
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I've got hold of an Epson 3000 printer, an older model. It used dye inks but we also tried and used
pigmented inks. This idea bantered about regarding printing with cyano chemicals or VDB has been
on my mind for years. Now I'll give it a try.
But before doing so would like your opinion on whether you think the cyano chemistry will work in
the printer. The initial worry is whether the concentration of the chemicals themselves, though
fully dispersed in water, can clog the nozzles.
Secondly, the print should be made in dim light, most likely also kept with an opaque covering as
well. So, do you think the heads might 'cake' up?
Surely I could just go ahead and try to see what happens but cumulative foresight may prevent
I'd like to think a decent watercolor paper would be fine.
Will try to delay print head speeds to allow for some drying or soaking in between passes but I
cannot remember if the software allows that.
But any of your thoughts would be appreciated.
And, let's hope this new year is about five time better than the last eight.
Jack F