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kat cruickshank <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:52:25 -0500
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Here's the info and links. Original post from Bruce Norikane
([log in to unmask]). His bookmark files are attached, as MIE and Netscape

>There has been a lot of work on archival inks for Epson printers. Most of
>the companies that provide Iris inks are developing for Epson.  One
>is that the Epson inks have an incredible color gamut, beyond 4 color
>printing or color photography.  This makes it very tough to match the
>inks with archival.  Most archival inkjet inks, are much less brilliant,
>e.g. Lysonic E inks which were originally developed for Iris.
>Two relatively new inks, Media Street's Generations Archival, and Lysonic
>(Iris ink pioneer) Fotonic inks, are said to come closer.
>Generations info:
>Lysonic info at Cone Editions site:
>The two tips I have for using other inksets:
>buy Epson inks online for non-archival, prices are approaching 3rd pty
>I've had little luck with other inks.
>Find out how to use custom profiles for the ink/paper combinations.
>Profiles are sometimes available from mfg.  Otherwise you have to buy or
>make your own.  To make, use Wysiwyg from Praxisoft
>If you find a paper/ink
>combo that you really want to use a lot, I recommend buying a custom
>profile from Jon Cone at the Cone Editions site.
>You can get some advice on paper/ink combos for fine art at
>(people you can call and talk to):
>article on Photoshop printing on Epson on Mac:
>all around good Epson printing site:

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