Vermont PhotoInkjet develops its own inks using proprietary pigment technologies.
The secret to delivering a clog-free formulation is to provide a way to prevent pigment particles from clumping (agglomeration). Both Epson and HP have developed proprietary mechanical methods by which they encapsulate their pigment particles in resin. Vermont PhotoInkjet uses a proprietary encapsulation process. Each of our pigment particles is encapsulated in a micro-thin layer of acrylic co-polymer.
Some of our pigment particles receive this treatment three times in order to promote better gloss adhesion. This micro-thin layer of acrylic co-polymer serves two purposes. Initially, it absorbs additional UV radiation. However, its main purpose is to insulate the static charge of the pigment particle. By eliminating the static charge of each pigment particle, we are able to make ink in which the pigment does not clump together through attraction, and better resists settlement.
Prior to our encapsulation process, we grind our pigment particles to very precise sizes and filter the particles five times by osmosis process in order to narrow the distribution band of particle sizes. The Piezography inks have one of the narrowest distribution bands on the market today and this directly results in its superior light reflection qualities. How our black and white inks reflect light is a unique concern to this ink company that escapes the attention of others who are more concerned with practical solutions rather than the aesthetic beauty of light absorption and reflection.
Unlike many other third-party inks, Vermont PhotoInkjet formulations can be printed reliably at high-speeds. The inks can be left unattended in the print head for as long a period of time as the OEM without causing any additional problems. Our encapsulation process ensures a waterproof result. The encapsulation process also gives our inks a very long and stable shelf-life of at least two years from date of manufacture.
We currently manufacture color pigment inks with are color matching for Epson 2200, 2400, 2880, 3800, 3880, 4000, 4800, 4880, 7600, 7800, 7880, 9600, 9800 and 9880 printers. We are currently in beta release for pigment inks for the Epson 7900 and 9900 printers. InkjetMall has a color managed solution for the K3 color matching inks adapted to the Epson 1400 printer, which permits this inexpensive 13â€³ wide printer to function as an archival color pigment printer.
We currently manufacture the highest standard black & white photographic inkjet solution for a wide variety of Epson printers. PiezographyÂ® BW inks are available in six and seven shades for the Epson 1400, 1800, 1900, 2200, 2400, 2880, 3000, 3800, 3880, 4000, 4800, 4880, 7000, 7500, 7600, 7800, 7880, 9000, 9500, 9600, 9800, 9880. They are also available for Roland FJ printers.