From: Pam Niedermayer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 06/19/02-06:15:52 PM Z
Can you use third party inks with this printer?
> - The printer uses individual ink cartridges. I like that very much. You
> only throw away what is empty.
> - The printer is fast and very quiet. I like that, too.
> The image quality from the C80 is excellent if you are printing color
> photographs. The tonal curve is not linear, however, and that has lead to
> some interesting results when printing both grayscale images or black/white
> images that have been "toned" by either applying a duotone curve or
> converting to RGB. You may notice some "dumping" in the shadow values of an
> image, or exaggerated contouring. This will occur regardless of how good your
> scan quality is, or how large your image file may be (though both certainly
> can help).
> I've recently been using the C80 to produce color prints for commercial
> clients and they simply cannot detect any difference between the C80 print
> and a Type C print. I think this has much to do with the slightly "flatter"
> color gamut of the pigment inks---which, with a good profile, look more like
> a traditional Type C print than many of the dye ink printers.
> I am eager to see a 2100 printer, though, and the larger 7600. We live in a
> wonderful time to be photographers!
> Bill Kennedy
> Austin, Texas
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