Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/05

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Subject: [Leica] New York Times anonymous fine art photography Now Mark's screw up
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Mon Jul 5 20:10:21 2004

> bottles with the Ultrachrome ink from the large Epson 7600/9600/10600
> cartridges.
> Supposedly the Epson 2200 cartridge has maybe 20ml of ink in it. If you
> are only making the occasional 8x10 print of your dog that's fine, but
> if you are doing bigger prints (especially on matte paper) and in any
> kind of volume you are going to need a second job to pay for the ink.
> So, it seems that some people are buying the empty Niagra CIS setup.
> Then they get the Ultrachrome ink cartridges from Epson's large format
> printers like the 7600/9600 and 10600, which contain between 110 and 220
> ml of ink! You can get the 110ml cartridges for as little as $60 bucks
> and the 220ml are an even better deal.
> Inside the big cartridges the ink is stored in a plastic sack. You cut
> the cartridge open, remove the sack which is drained into your CIS ink
> bottle. I don't know if all of the cartridges use a plastic sack to
> store the ink, but you could always drill two small holes (one for
> draining, one for breathing) in to the cartridge and drain it that way.
> I haven't tried this myself, but it sounds like it would work.
> Feli
Except it's 20mls x 7 all working at once.
Light cyan and regular cyan
Light magenta and regular magenta.
So I figured with all those cartridge you'd not have to be changing so
I was not quite right.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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