Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/08/01

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Subject: [Leica] CIS ink brands
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 2010 16:22:32 -0400

What you do is buy a set of carts. Or two.
You need backups. A key to much of photography is: inventory.
You don't need tubes. They clog.
Also you'd not do it to this printer.
Its old. 
And its glossy.

Mark William Rabiner
mark at

> From: Aram Langhans <leicar at>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 09:29:05 -0700
> To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> Subject: [Leica] CIS ink brands
> I am getting tired of having at least 1 of my 8 inks on the verge of empty
> in my Epson R1800.  I can never print a large print for fear I will run out
> of one of the colors.  I have looked into CIS once before but was not
> satisfied.  But I am wanting to look again.  I see many cheap brands
> advertised and for sale in places like the E auction site, but am afraid of
> them for many reasons, mostly because I am not sure their ink will always 
> be
> available and I would need to make a new profile with each bottle.  Also,
> cheap may mean clogging more often.
> I have seen some more expensive ones, like Lyson, but that is almost too
> much money in the short run.  I have their sample prints and they look
> great.  Also, I would assume they will be around for a while and have a 
> very
> consistent ink source.  No sure if there is a USA distributor, or if I need
> to go through the UK Marrutt company.
> Does anybody have any recommendations on companies that have good stuff at 
> a
> reasonable price.  Dependable and easy setup?  Easy maintenance?
> Thanks
> Aram
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