Month: August 2013

Piezography2 Digital Negative and Print System

For me, the digital negative started out as a challenge. My goal was to make as high a standard digital negative as possible using Piezography inks. My theory was that if looked like a traditional negative it would act like a traditional negative. Traditional negatives are continuous tone and as they become more opaque they create greater density. When multiple shades of Piezography ink are printed they are continuous tone and as they become more opaque they create greater density. Side by side, Piezography digital negatives look and act very much like traditional negatives. Prior to Piezography digital negatives,...

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My Capsules

These are empty refillable ink capsules we call the My Capsule. We originally designed our EasyFill® system as an ink reclaiming and reUse system for defective EPSON cartridges and for “empty” EPSON cartridges. We first noticed how much ink is trapped in EPSON cartridges that read empty by the printer when we began recycling EPSON 3800 and 3880 80ml cartridges. We receive these by the hundreds. We need to remove the chips and empty the cartridges of any residual ink in order to recycle the plastic. The residual ink however, turned out consistently to be about 16ml of ink which we would draw from each and every 80ml cartridge. This meant that about 20% of the ink that an end-user pays for is locked up inside “empty” EPSON cartridges. For us, this reclaiming turned into liters of expensive Ultrachrome ink. We use EPSON inks from time to time in R&D or in the print studios. Then we found out that about 20% of the ink in “empty” EPSON 350ml and 700ml cartridges is also easy to reclaim through the ink outlet port. We wanted to think of this as free ink. But, really it is very expensive ink that is not in addition to the ml size of the EPSON cartridge. It’s not free. It turns out to be wasted ink. 100ml of ink remaining in an empty 700ml...

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InkThrift CL EasyFill® System

A new product from Vermont PhotoInkjet for a wide range of Epson desktop printers. The 77, 79, and 98/99 range of EPSON printers use a very long lasting dye ink called Claria® that is compatible on both matte and glossy papers. But, these printers use tiny and expensive one time use cartridges that contribute to significant amounts of eco-waste. The amount of single use cartridges that are thrown away into landfills is staggering. Some estimates have it at more than 450 million carts a year in the USA alone. InkjetMall’s new EasyFill® system for Epson Claria printers combines easily replaceable ink capsules with keys that are inserted into the printer where cartridges are normally installed. We are also announcing a brand new formulation of dye ink called InkThrift CL which is designed for better longevity than our InkThrift PRO inks. The EasyFill system is a brand new concept in reusable and refillable inking systems. It offers improvements by separating the wet components from the electronic components and allowing the user of this system to keep their hands and environment clean when refilling. InkjetMall is pre-filling capsules with the new InkThrift CL inks which are moderate longevity dye inks designed for printing photographs and are imitative of the EPSON Claria color gamut. These pre-filled ink capsules can then easily be refilled and ReUsed many times over. We are supplying pre-filled...

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