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    Re: Anyone tried Epson P906 (P900) printer for digital negatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Our Epson friends do everything possible to thwart non Epson ink sets

    The big money is in proprietary ink
    Are you suggesting standard Epson inks that come with the P800 and possibly P900 will not work for digital negative printing out of the box?

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    Re: Anyone tried Epson P906 (P900) printer for digital negatives?

    Not at all

    Quote Originally Posted by secondhandrobot View Post
    Are you suggesting standard Epson inks that come with the P800 and possibly P900 will not work for digital negative printing out of the box?
    wear mask or NOT

    is ???

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    Re: Anyone tried Epson P906 (P900) printer for digital negatives?

    After a bit more digging it seems the pro Epson printers I have looked at use 3 different inks:

    Epson UltraChrome K3/HDR (sold with P800?)
    Epson UltraChrome HDX (as sold with the P5070)
    Epson UltraChrome Pro10

    I see both the K3 and HDX inks being advertised around the internet as being suitable for transparency printing. But not Pro10 explicitly.

    Looking at this link (https://mediaserver.goepson.com/ImCo...de_CPD-51784R2) it seems the only printer out of Epson's pro range that uses Pro10 is the P900 (and I assume the P700).

    So this leads me to think that Pro10 is a new ink specifically for the P900/P700 range - and given these printers are not in the wild no one is likely to have any experience printing digital negatives with it.

    So the question for those more knowledgeable than myself is: how different are the K3 or HDX inks likely to be from Pro10? My guess would be not that different. But I am hesitant to spend AUD$1700 to learn that something has changed and Pro10 is not good for digital negatives.

    Otherwise I look in the classifieds and take a risk on an older 3800, 7800 or P800.

    I just want to get platinum printing

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