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I'm not looking to inks in cartridges and don't see the point whether precision core printheads really would make a difference, I'm just using the WF2010W as my test bed for all ink tests since refill and ink swapping - dye/pigment - is easy . It could be as well the driver in other models is printing with different ink densities which could change some results to a degree, but the overall results remain - there are some very good dye inks from Canon - Epson - Hp - and there are some other inks from Canon and Epson at almost the same price which are very weak and no better than much cheaper budget level inks by InkTec and others but Canon or Epson don't tell their customers, and this beyond all the confusion they create with their numbering schemes around the world.
 
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I'm not looking to inks in cartridges and don't see the point whether precision core printheads really would make a difference, I'm just using the WF2010W as my test bed for all ink tests since refill and ink swapping - dye/pigment - is easy . It could be as well the driver in other models is printing with different ink densities which could change some results to a degree, but the overall results remain - there are some very good dye inks from Canon - Epson - Hp - and there are some other inks from Canon and Epson at almost the same price which are very weak and no better than much cheaper budget level inks by InkTec and others but Canon or Epson don't tell their customers, and this beyond all the confusion they create with their numbering schemes around the world.

After some compare of the SDS exactly match.
T502 K = T512 K = T552 K (Pigment)
T774 = 102 K = 105 = 114 K (Pigment)

114 = 105 & 106=378(CMYK) [But 114 Grey is not the same as 478 Grey from XP-15000]
T552 != T512(only exception: Pigment K is the same)
102 != T502 != T522 != 103/
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@ClarenceL - you are spending quite some effort to sort out all these Epson number variations and create good visibility with your tables but I must admit that I don't understand at all why Epson is doing this in the first place - is there a benefit for the user - not being told about large ink performance variations - or a benefit for Epson ? I don't get it. HP seems to be a little bit easier in this respect - their Smarttank printers seem to use the HP GT52 or HP31 inks - around the world - and these inks perform similar to the Epson Claria/Canon Chromalife inks - on all the Smarttank printer models.
 

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@ClarenceL - you are spending quite some effort to sort out all these Epson number variations and create good visibility with your tables but I must admit that I don't understand at all why Epson is doing this in the first place - is there a benefit for the user - not being told about large ink performance variations - or a benefit for Epson ? I don't get it. HP seems to be a little bit easier in this respect - their Smarttank printers seem to use the HP GT52 or HP31 inks - around the world - and these inks perform similar to the Epson Claria/Canon Chromalife inks - on all the Smarttank printer models.
Just curious about it, like a puzzle for the weekend.
For the difference in Europe, I would guess it might be some safety or environment limits. So, some versions of the ink need to modify for imports.

Check the WIR again
http://www.wilhelm-research.com/hp/WIR_Ink_Tank_Printer_Comparison.pdf
HP GT52 seems nice.
Based on Epson Stylus Photo RX595 Download 6-Page PDF, Claria Photo HD works better.
The 106 ink should be in the similar or same class.
 
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