Epson 7600 dye and ultra chrome inks

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by nobody, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. nobody

    nobody Guest

    B & H list 2 Epsons 7600, one is dye ink, the other ultra chrome, and the
    price is the same for both. Why would anybody buy a dye ink large format
    printer?
     
    nobody, Apr 18, 2005
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  2. nobody

    rafe bustin Guest


    My Epson 7000 has never had anything other
    than Epson dye inks run through it.

    Dyes still deliver better gamut and Dmax
    than Ultrachromes.


    rafe b.
    http://www.terrapinphoto.com
     
    rafe bustin, Apr 18, 2005
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  3. nobody

    nobody Guest

    aafe Bustin is adamant that dye is still better than ultra chromes. If you
    were "young again" or could put the clock back, would you go for dye instead
    of ultra chromes? When comparing to your old dye-days, are you missing a
    great deal? Thanks in advance.
    The eternally curious,
    Nobody (not to be confused with another Nobody).
     
    nobody, Apr 18, 2005
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  4. nobody

    nobody Guest

    Thanks Bill.


     
    nobody, Apr 18, 2005
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  5. nobody

    rafe bustin Guest


    IIRC, the Epson 7000 was a dye ink printer from
    the get-go. You're thinking of the Epson 7500
    (along with the 5500 and 9500) that came with
    the so called Epson Archival pigment inks.

    The one and only advantage of pigment inks is
    longevity on a large range of substrates.
    In almost all other regards, pigment inks are
    measurably worse, or more painful to use, than
    dyes.

    A pigment ink print, by itself, can be stunning,
    but not when it's sitting right next to a print
    made on glossy paper with dyes.


    rafe b.
    http://www.terrapinphoto.com
     
    rafe bustin, Apr 18, 2005
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  6. nobody

    rafe bustin Guest


    IOW, the Canon 9900 is not in the same class as the
    Epson 7x00 or 9x00.

    It is in the same class as the HP DesignJet 30, the
    Epson 1280/1290, Epson 2200 and Epson R1800.


    rafe b.
    http://wwww.terrapinphoto.com
     
    rafe bustin, Apr 19, 2005
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