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- Dec 27, 2014
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- L805, Pro7600, WF2010,ET8550
that's one possible option - you can use the black channel and print with the driver option 'BW print' which does not use any of the CMY colors. I did that with an WF2010W for testing, but that's limited to A4.wouldn’t it be better to put gloss optimizer in a set of dye ink carts on a lower end printer and use that to apply the gloss optimizer over the whole image..
But the first question should be whether the gloss optimizer is needed at all - most likely not as long as you use OEM inks on OEM paper, lower cost 3rd party consumbles may require you to compensate detrimental effects - bronzing etc - for which you pay with additional handling time , the gloss optimizer and potentially another printer. I think it would be better to use OEM dye inks which are affordable and don't need any addtional processing. It's the paper at the end making the difference in longevity , There are various Epson Claria and Canon Chromalife tests with dye inks which excel in corresponding tests with pigment inks
And there is no reason to believe that 3rd party pigment inks perform even as good as the corresponding OEM inks.