I am in Cambodia. Almost all small business here are using CIS with bulk dye ink called InkTec. Until recently, I got trouble printing crispy small text on dark background and I lost a few clients, so I decided to test pigment ink. The result with pigment ink though the color of photo is not as vivid as they Inktec ink, I can see the crispy texts!!! I notice some of you used to talk about using combination of pigment and dye inks. I am running an Epson 1390 and 1400 here too and it seems too much for me for the pigment ink (no name) which also needed to be bought from Vietname which cost $60/L and the colors are not so accurate. If the mix is of pigment and dye ink is not possible, then how about mixing the pigment from different brand to save cost? I saw someone suggested for better coloring by converting 1400 to: channel 1: matte black channel 2: photo black channel 3: grey (light black) channel 4: cyan channel 5: (vivid) magenta channel 6: yellow How will this possible? I would be really appreciated if you can guide me to how mixing. Thanks in advance. P.S: One way to save cost for me now is I can use roll paper from offset printing with pigment ink so I can cut some cost.