Re: How many gum layers (Re: ferri sesquichlorati)
Certainly you could go with a CIS system and use cheaper 3rd party inks. A lot of people do that. Just be sure you can get a film substrate/Ink combination that are compatible... inks like some substrates better than other. There should be a means of testing this...I think the ink manufacturers would probably be willing to print a sample file on your choice of substrate so you would have a sample to review.
Precision Digital Negatives - The System
PDNPrint Forum at Yahoo Groups
In a message dated 10/25/06 3:19:10 PM, Keith@GumPhoto.com writes:
I've been out of the inkjet circuit for years. I have no need for archival inks. For that matter, I have no need for even GOOD ink. Other than rendering a printer useless for anything else, is there any reason I couldn't get one of those continuous-feed systems and dump in India ink or Sumi ink or something else? I'm serious. I just want to print cheap ink onto cheap paper for the purpose of making cheap gum prints. The negative doesn't have to last more than a day or so. In fact, I'd prefer if it didn't last! Are there any cheap maverick-consistent alternatives that you can think of employing?