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How much pigment does contain the inks?

Discussion in 'Non OEM Ink & Cartridge Suppliers' started by Logo, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Apr 22, 2018
    Ink stained Fingers

    Ink stained Fingers Printer Master

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    What would be the compromise - those inks print matte on matte papers, there is no need for separate light matte inks.
    Yes, you can use the newer HDX PK with the 3880, you get a better black level, and you should create new profiles so that the driver/photo printing software knows the correct black level for the black point compensation.
     
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  2. Apr 22, 2018
    Logo

    Logo Printing Apprentice

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    I am not sure which inks should I use on Epson 3880......K3 or HDR?
    K3 big-format-cartridges are very cheap today (Ebay) . HDR ist not much expensive than K3.

    I know HDR-yellow is not good UV-stable. But K3 is also not more UV-stable than the HDR, arenĀ“t it?
    It`s said that HDR-inks have better gamut. Why? Becouse the inks are better made? Or because of the additional green and orange?

    If UV-stability are the same and if the gamut on the HDR is better only becouse of green and yellow, than, I see no reason HDR is better than K3 (for Epson 3880 printer)
     
  3. Apr 22, 2018
    Ink stained Fingers

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    that's all questions separate to the B/W issues and rather would be posted better in a separate thread. General answers are just not possible for all different suppliers for these inks.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2018
    Yianni

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    Dilution is not the way to make the grays. For example the Light Magenta doesn't contain magenta pigment in lower quantity, but it contains a light magenta pigment.
    With dilution you depend on the paper absorbent.
    Buy them ready for use. Even inks for another Epson model, like the 9800.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2018
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    nertog Getting Fingers Dirty

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    This is incorrect. Light inks have less pigment loading compared to "normal" inks. Pigment particle concentration differs quite a bit depending on the ink recipe and colour, but in general it lies between 5 and 10%.

    You can find a lot of detailed information if you do a patent search
     
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    You are right, my mistake.
     

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