Epson XP-15000: how to mix dye ink with clear ink base to obtain red and grey using CMYK

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Is the GI-53 Canon red a true red or is it bether to mix der Epson 106 y+m ink to become red?
 

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Maybe its the most consistent way to use the GI-53 red. Im not sure about the mix ratio of the 106er red. Is 15y + 85m or 20y + 80m bether for a nearby 478 red?
 

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20Y and 80M is slightly better. Note it is an approximation, because the real red is a bit intenser not obtained by mixing Y and M in the exact right way, but nevertheless after a custom profile I hardly see any difference at all in real world pictures.
 

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it bether to mix der Epson 106 y+m ink to become red?

Is the GI-53 Canon red a true red or is it bether to mix der Epson 106 y+m ink to become red?
When I mixed the red for my i9950, I used 100% yellow and 25% magenta, plus 5% cyan, and I’ve been using that formula for 15 years..
 

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I did a mix ratio of 1y + 2m for a red and 2y + 1m for an orange which makes handling easy , and I created profiles for whatever paper I was using at that time. If you really want to know the optimal mix ratio you would need to run tests with different ratios , to create profiles with such ratios and to compare the gamut volume and expansion in the red area - basically in the +a +b sector of the Lab color space. And such test would allow you to compare your inks to the Canon red ink as well - it's your decision to spend such efforts.
 

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Just wanted to say thanks to pharmacist because the clear ink base formula works great with dye based black inks.

Attempted to use the same CIB mixed with black pigment ink to create gray but adhesion to the photo paper is very poor. While it prints great, doing a rub test, it comes off easily.
 

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