I so enjoyed the recent discussion on B&W digital printing for large format, especially because I am experimenting with this more and more. What is more, I have recently purchased a second Epson printer (SP925-- I know, a LOT lower-end than what many of you are using, but its in my budget) with the plan to designate it as a full-time photographic printer.
One of the aspects of the discussion that intrigued me was the "down on Lyson" tone that I picked up. I have two main questions regarding Lyson inks and the prevailing attitude toward them:
<LI>In snooping around the Lyson website, it appears that they are currently hiring for the position of technical support assistant, which could be an explanation for the complaints of technical no-service-- if they are without a tech support rep, they may have too much of a backlog to get around to with any expediency. Question #1: would this theory mesh with your experiences, those of you who have used Lyson inks and tech support?
<LI>Question #2: Apart from technical support complaints, what is the general satisfaction with Lyson inks-- especially the monochrome inks, and even more especially the "Quad Black" monochrome inks? What papers work well (or really don't work well) with these?
I am mostly curious because these (the Quad Black) inks are now available for the Epson SP925, which is/was a VERY affordable printer with great digital results. In other words, I would be able to afford (on a married-with-children graduate student's budget) to set up a designated B&W printer capable of 8x10s very inexpensively. However, the quality of the Lyson inks is still an unknown to me.
Thanks for your responses.