Kodak has an archival inkjet paper

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Tony Spadaro, Jan 30, 2004.

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    Tony Spadaro, Jan 30, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    But can you print with archival (pigment) inks on it every thing from kodak
    I have tried has been a colossal goopy mess.

    Jim Kramer
    jimkramer, Jan 30, 2004
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    Mark Roberts Guest

    They've been putting a *lot* of research into inkjet papers for the past
    few years; I have a friend who's a research chemist at Kodak and he's
    been working on inkjet paper for a few years. In fact, given the things
    he's told me, I suspect this new paper was one of the projects he worked
    One note: Kodak says "When used with the latest inks" and I'm wondering
    if this includes both dye and pigment inks. I'll ask...
    Mark Roberts, Jan 30, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    Are you using Kodak paper with Epson ink? I'm told this is a major
    Tony Spadaro, Jan 30, 2004
  5. It helps to use Kodak's recommended settings, but the results aren't
    100% of what the printer can do. For using the "old" Ultima Satin
    paper on my Epson 2200, under Windows XP I use the "Advanced" settings
    screen to set Plain Paper(!), 720dpi, turn off High Speed printing,
    use the "Standard" Photoenhance setting, and add a 5 second drying
    time. So far, that's taken care of the trackmarks, but less ink means
    less saturation.

    I fell for a "buy-two get one-free" deal on this stuff, so I've got
    around 100 sheets left to use.
    Michael Benveniste, Jan 30, 2004
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    jimkramer Guest

    "compatible with all inkjet printers" - Kodak, yeah right!

    Using MIS Glossy Pigment Archival Ink (www.inksupply.com) with a continuous
    flow system. The ink doesn't soak into the paper just sits on top, even at
    the glossy film setting. Epson 820 and 1280 printers

    Glossy stuff I've used with success:
    Epson papers - all kinds
    HP cheap paper expensive stuff doesn't work just like Kodak
    Ilford's papers all kinds
    Sir Isaac's Superstar Gloss 8
    Office Depot' house brand glossy

    Stuff that has not worked at all
    Jet Print - Hammermill
    Anything by Kodak
    Expensive HP paper

    Though today I tried Costco's print shop, $3 for a 12" x 18"; I may give up
    on the in-house printing, and do stuff once a week there.

    Jim Kramer
    jimkramer, Jan 30, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    From my experience, that's precisely so.
    Mark M, Jan 31, 2004
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    leicaddict Guest

    This is only really news if the paper is designed for Epson dye based inks.
    leicaddict, Jan 31, 2004
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    Mark Roberts Guest

    Well it's certainly only important to *me* if it's designed for Epson
    dye-based inks!
    I just got an email from my friend at Kodak. He doesn't know the answer
    but he's looking into it for me.
    Mark Roberts, Jan 31, 2004
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