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    Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Has anyone tried using the Lyson or Permajet ink systems with Epson photo series printers.
    Would like to know what the results are like.

    Pete

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Never used Lyson or Permajet but my 7600 is currently loaded with MIS inks. No problems at all. The bucks I save goes the way of good paper, no way around that unfortunately.

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Foscari View Post
    Never used Lyson or Permajet but my 7600 is currently loaded with MIS inks. No problems at all. The bucks I save goes the way of good paper, no way around that unfortunately.
    Cheap, junky inks are just that. There are plenty of companies that sell high end inks, Cone and MediaSteet come to mind, two I have used.

    Basically, all the other inks work just fine in Epson printers. Some clog some don't. Some printers clog with Epson inks in them.

    Epson wants you to believe that you can only use Epson inks and Epson paper - or everything fails. That's because their business model is to make the money on the supplies. They have browbeaten that message that message into everyone that would listen. Ink is ink... or at least, good ink is good ink. Epson's word (about anything) is totally suspect. It's all about marketing.

    Every company that makes high end ink has tested it thoroughly. They are usually smaller companies and will usually be straight with you.

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    I use a Fotospeed CIS system, superb inks for a lot less then Epson.

    http://www.fotospeed.com/Catalogue.asp?PrGrp=22

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Foscari View Post
    Never used Lyson or Permajet but my 7600 is currently loaded with MIS inks. No problems at all. The bucks I save goes the way of good paper, no way around that unfortunately.

    Is MIS solely B&W?

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rider View Post
    Is MIS solely B&W?
    Nope, they have color as well.

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    I use the MIS K4 inks in an R2400 with an InkRepublic CIS. The system works well.

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny Eiger View Post
    They have browbeaten that message that message into everyone
    As a friend used to say...

    "Why do you say everything twice, why do you say everything twice."

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    I've tried Lyson..... We've had good success with MIS CFS on R220, R1800, R2400 (color) and with R1280 on their UT2 (B&W) inks.

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    Re: Epson printers 3rd party inks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petewit View Post
    Has anyone tried using the Lyson or Permajet ink systems with Epson photo series printers.
    Pete
    The Cone stuff is really good. I believe it is more advanced than what the other manufacturers are creating. I've done a lot of my own ink mixing and spent a lot of hours with Jon Cone. He is serious about getting it right. I would try there first...

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