I have been visiting computer fairs and seen the aggressive marketing\nby Black Diamond for their ink cartridges and inkjet paper. At the\nshows they continously run 3-4 printers churning out very high quality\nglossy photos which impress everybody.\n\nI have tried their cartridges and paper and have had really horrible\nresults. When I print photos, they come out not glossy but rather like\nsomebody had hand painted them on a canvas. Their ink cartridges have\na higher incidents of blockages. In fact I had wasted one set of\ncartridges trying to clean the 'blocked nozzle'. Eventually I had to\nthrow them away and start with a new set and waste quite a bit of ink\ntrying to clean the system.\n\nI have tried this on 2 different Epson printers and I get same\nhorrible results. I actually asked the guy at ther Black Diamond stand\nand showed him the photos. He could not offer me an explanation and\njust asked me to try different settings which I tried and made no\ndifference.\n\nHas anyone had these problems? How do they manage to get brilliant\nprintouts on their stands yet I am struggling to get one decent photo\nprinted?