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    Ink supply companies

    I remember that I ordered inks from MIS supplies long time ago - 10+ years - but I'm sure you are better off with precisioncolors at this time.
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    Ink supply companies

    I'm not sure inksupply knows much at all what they are selling/shipping, I'm just reading the product details at the bottom part for an ink bottle T502 for an Epson Ecotank printer, and the text just talks about remanufactured cartridges but the T502 ink comes in bottles. 'Remanufactured Ink...
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    Yet another fading test of dye inks - the last one (?)

    This scan shows how the color patches look after these 10 days - it's just 2 columns on the right of the complete patch sheet - left for the Epson 106 ink - for the Hongsam ink in the middle and the Inktec ink right - the column K contains a step sequence of gray patches , and the discoloration...
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    Good Chinese company to buy pigment and dye ink from?

    If you are talking about the fading of HP dye inks for larger format printers - Designjet - I can confirm that these dye inks fade pretty quickly - prints with those inks are only usable for short term applications - proofs - short term posters , and about any pigment ink suitable for HP...
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    Yet another fading test of dye inks - the last one (?)

    The Fotonic XG (Lyson) is apparently still available https://www.marrutt.com/find-my-printer/epson-stylus-photo/epson-stylus-photo-p50-printer/epson-stylus-photo-p50-printer-ink#lyson-ink-refills and I was gasping for air when I looked to the pricing - 42,44€ for 125ml , Epson bottled 106 ink...
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    Problem with specific color streaking from a possible damaged printhead

    Your requirements are not clear - do you just need a printer ? or a combo model ? What are you mainly printing ? And how much ? Are photo prints of any interest ? If you want to go easy with refill you may have a look to the Canon Megatank printers - the G-XXXX models - 4 inks , and you would...
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    Problem with specific color streaking from a possible damaged printhead

    Canon printheads cannot be repaired and have a limited life, forget refurbished printheads and get an up-to-date printer model - those IP4300 are history.
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    Problem with specific color streaking from a possible damaged printhead

    Please post a nozzle check print to start with . Did you ever replaced the printhead in the past ?
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    No show not good..

    One of his latest articles related to printing is an article 'What is print quality' by April 8 2022 https://www.northlight-images.co.uk/what-is-print-quality/
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    Yet another fading test of dye inks - the last one (?)

    I just see that Hongsam is offering as well HLF inks - High Light Fastness - for Canon printers, I'm not in the position to order 1kg min per color, but pricing looks very good - 20€/kg + transport and local taxes etc...
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    Yet another fading test of dye inks - the last one (?)

    Let me update you with the test results after 10 days of exposure, the overall ranking remains - the Hongsam ink confirms to be a very good 3rd party ink, better than most - if not all - inks I have seen over several years of testing, I remember a Fotonic (Lyson) XG ink with the promise of high...
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    EPSON Ecotank printer, INK, Driver behavior

    Yes, black levels on cast coated and RC papers are rather different with the same ink
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    Use ink 113 on Epson ET-8550 (L8180)

    I would not swap inks in a ET-8550 for a simple reason - it may technically work but what if you need to go for repair - you are loosing warranty doing that for a pretty expensive printer. Swapping from dye to pigment may work technically and may work for a while, and I did it with an L1800 and...
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    EPSON Ecotank printer, INK, Driver behavior

    L=24 is not a very good black level at all, it's the ink in combination with the coating of the paper. Please add a detail to the images - which printer did you use for the particular prints ? And which driver settings did you use ? I see quite strong traces of the pizza wheels at the paper out...
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    P900 porous sponge(pad) replacement?

    Do you have the Epson partnumber of the foam piece(s) ? Use it for a search at aliexpress.com.
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    Yet another fading test of dye inks - the last one (?)

    I can report some numbers to you after the first 5 days of this test cycle with the Hongsam HLF inks, numbers are slightly higher than in a previous test , there are more and longer sunhours in this period, the 106 ink is there to compare to, and as well the inktec ink at the low performance...
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    Do pigment inks fade slower than dye inks ?

    There is a WIR article discussing some issues with fading tests - humidity - the re-calculation of high intensity test results into a low intensity environment - the living room - reciprocity - temperature influence ; it's from 2001 but the principle thoughts still apply...
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    Do pigment inks fade slower than dye inks ?

    It's all a matter of the exposure dose at the end; you would find details of such tests in scientific magazines and publications - mostly behind paywalls.
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    Do pigment inks fade slower than dye inks ?

    http://www.wilhelm-research.com/Canson/WIR_Canson_Fine_Art_and_Photo_Papers_Final_Report_2020-06-01.pdf Both is tested - but primarily for UV stability - there is a column 'Unprotected Resistance to Ozone (7) in the test pages Read the remarks (5) and (7) in the latter part of the document...
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