can one make light magenta and ligh cayn by diluting magenta and cyan

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This appears to be a rather long going thread already - I'm using a dilutant to make light inks for Epson printers - dye - L1800/805 or pigment inks - Pro7600.

I'm using this cleaner since a long time as a dilutant - 1 part ink + 2 parts dilutant

Thanks for that input... Interested as to why you're using a cleaning solution rather than a non-active ink base though. I'd have thought that a cleaning agent would have had unwelcome effects on the ink longevity, particularly with the pigment ink where it might cause flocculation but apparently not as you're already using it :)

For myself I'm looking at using the Image Specialists WJ807 base fluid which is effectively the same as your second suggestion and contains no cleaning agent.

1 part ink to 2 parts base/diluting fluid does seem to be the way forward though so thanks for the confirmation.
 

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Interested as to why you're using a cleaning solution rather than a non-active ink base though. I'd have thought that a cleaning agent would have had unwelcome effects on the ink longevity, particularly with the pigment ink where it might cause flocculation but apparently not as you're already using it
It was long time ago that I used printers like the R265 using light inks, and I was running out of them at one time.
I was using inks of the Fujifilm Drylab or Epson Surelab printers, discounted and drained from expired cartridges, those Fujifilm and Ultrachrome D6 dye inks did very well . I tested purified water as a dilutant but that didn't work well - I think that the smallest 1.5pl droplets didn't print anymore because of changes in viscosity, surface tension whatever and I tried the Octopus rinse solution as well, and it worked to my surprise. None of the possible effects actually occured to me, I was expecting similar detrimental effects as you mention them; and I was observing them over longer times - actually years, so I just use that rinse solution as a dilutant and it is working fine - for me. It's actually a kind of off-use for that rinse/cleaning solution so I'm not recommending it and refer as well to the clear ink from Farbenwerk. I was using the rinse solution up today only with Epson printers, I don't know if that rinse solution would do the same job with Canon inks on Canon printers, the 'Clear ink' is only specified for Epson printers.
 
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