- Feb 4, 2014
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that's not surprising ^^ Precision Color even modified it to run with Pigment ink (I don't know how reliable this is).Temporarily sold out
I can run Canon inks in Epson printers but not the other way around, I tried that long time ago, and water as a dilutant won't work either, I'm running a clear ink, actually a cleaner from octopus office to dilute my light inks - L1800, Pro 7600But jokes a part, I think that a pro 100 refilled with ET8550 inks + G550 red ink + Custom PM and PC made with distilled water of the ET8550 inks will be probably a very cheap beast to run.
Precision Colors has to do this since there are almost no refillable printers anymore.that's not surprising ^^ Precision Color even modified it to run with Pigment ink (I don't know how reliable this is).
But jokes a part, I think that a pro 100 refilled with ET8550 inks + G550 red ink + Custom PM and PC made with distilled water of the ET8550 inks will be probably a very cheap beast to run.
The price increased ! I paid 750e for it.BTW they seem to be available at amazon.de
I do not print often on matte papers, only for posters (=temporarily use, not to frame).The price increased ! I paid 750e for it.
To be honest, I will not refill the ET8550, 70ml of ink cost 16e I have other things to do than save 5e per bottle and having much worst quality inks.
ATM I am having an internal thought about what I am doing with 2 printers since the ET8550 from the test that I have done is as good as the pro 10 (except pro 10 is a pigment ink and the fact that I don't do B&W). But let's see maybe I will have a good reason to keep it. At least I am very happy with both, I just was expecting more from the Pro 10 on mate papers.
Refiling the pro 10 has some sense if you do high volume prints because the ink in Germany costs 15e + shipping per cartridge.
The ink base is a mix of water and glycoles with different ratios in Epson and Canon inks, there is one relevant physical property which is important - the amount of energy to heat and boil the ink and expel the ink drops - thermal/bubble printing method - and there are other parameters like viscosity and surface tension which need to stay in correct ratios by the ink components , you can look them up in the MSDS - Material Data Safety Sheets - .that's very interesting that Dye inks from Epson do not work on canon printer.
Epson 106 inks - perfectly suitable for the ET-8550 - run at 9€ in Germany. Just forget 3rd party inks, there are none which come close to the Epson inks in regards of longevity.To be honest, I will not refill the ET8550, 70ml of ink cost 16e