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Getting Fingers Dirty
- Aug 6, 2022
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Yes, I certainly do. It seems I have hit the jackpot with this site. Good cop, bad cop, and knowledgeable (unlike real cops)I am glad you appreciate all the information you have gained here..
Thank you Ink Stained Fingers… for pointing me towards the Epson T3100x.and it does not have a cutter for roll paper - it's primarily a printer for sheet paper.
I'm not supporting the use of a CISS with large format printers unless they are equipped to do so by construction - you may find some larger Roland printers directly printing out of your bottles......
Let's forget these thermal transfer printers from the last millenium - some small niche products still exist today - some pocket type printers
Since you have such a hangup with a CISS - you may have a look to the Epson T3100 - this one uses 4 pigment inks - CMYK - in cartridges - the companion Ecotank version T3100x uses an Epson CISS built in - but comes with dye inks but you just can run it with the pigment inks of the orignal T3100 - or pigment inks of your choice as you very much tend to use 3rd party inks - both the T3100 and T3100x run on the same printing engine - and these printers come with a cutter and print 24".
Every pigment ink/paper combination creates its own look when printed - gloss - bronzing - gamut so it's your job to find the best combination for your plans and intentions.
You may try inks from Conecolor or precisioncolors or InkTec or China .................at your choice - and your risk.
(There are quitre some reports on this forum that users tested 3rd party inks - on Canon or Epson printers - with the essence that they turned back to OEM inks - which they tap from larger cartridges, and such inks are as well available at budget prices when you look for expired inks - so do don't need to pay $ 10 000 for OEM ink at all. )
It's all your decision judging print quality vs. pricing, you need to test and decide - you cannot rely on vendor statements like ' this ink is the best in the world - has the highest gamut - the lowest price etc'
I’ve had a quick look at the specs, and as you say … the built in CISS alternative is interesting.
It’s only a 4 ink unit. How much different does this make in real life? Is there a noticeable difference between 4 ink and 9 ink printers when used on Matt paper?
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