RE: What is the "best" ink for alt photo process dig.negs ?

From: Rocky Boudreaux ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/07/04-06:57:24 AM Z
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I had problems with the Fotonic Inks clogging the nozzles of my Epson 1280.
It may have been from infrequent use even though I did turn off the printer
to allow the heads to go to the rest position as the instructions suggest.
I loved the colors of the Fotonic inks but gave up and bought an Epson 2200
I have not explored making negatives for alt printing with the 2200 but it
does color prints extremely well.

Houston, TX

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Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 2:05 PM
Subject: What is the "best" ink for alt photo process dig.negs ?

Last month there was an interesting discussion about printers and inks for
alt photo dig.negs.
But this discussion was also confusing and sometimes puzzling for me.
My summary from all these articles: the max.UV density you can reach on a
transparant (Pictorico,Agfa CopyJet,Ultrafine Crystal Clear Transparancy
etc.) is the most important fact for printing good alt photo dig.negs.
So my question is : what is "the best" ( = a really good) ink for this negs
(I still have to buy a printer for alt photo process dig.negs.My scanner is
an A-4 single pass flatbed scanner with an optical resolution of 1200 x 2400
dpi ; 48 bit true coler ; 12 bit gray ; USB 2.0 high speed ; Aldi Medion ~70
I make an enlargement (A4) from a 24 x 36 mm neg.Scan this
enlargement,invert this scan and then.....
then I need the right printer with the right ink to make an alt photo neg.)
Sandy King wrote on the 21st of July ("Epson 2200 or Canon i9900") that he
found the UV absorption of the (black ?) Canon inks was very,very low.
Are there alternative inks with a high(er) UV absorption/reflection ?
Are there data about Canon and/or Epson inks with regard to UV Dmax ?
The same question about MIS Ultratone 2 respectively 7 (Don
Bryant),Piezotone Quadblack (Loris Medici) or Photonic inks (Rocky

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