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CIS - Lyson

davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 7:38PM
I was prettty negative recently about 3rd party inks having tried them somewhile back with my Canon Printer and with lousy results - someone contradicted my opinion suggesting I did further research! - I have without much info

Has anyone any authorative info on Lyson Inks in particular with regard to Epson and continuous ink systems - I am about to buy a R2880 - tho I note Lyson are still developing their CIS for the R2880.

thanks db

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User_Removed 9 694 3 Scotland
15 Feb 2009 8:26PM
I use a Lyson CIS on an Epson 2400. To date I have put around 1500 A4 sheets throught the system. Printer profiles available from your CIS supplier, 1 free then pay for others if needed. I find the system good but have spent a long time tweaking profiles to get good results. Not worried now as I have a 3800 for high quality prints and 2400 is relegated to non critical work. Only changed to a CIS when I knew I was buying another printer otherwise I would have stayed with Epson original inks and added the extra running costs to my print prices.
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 8:47PM
Thanks Pat

Yes what one would hope for is a an efficient enough profile without infinite tweaking - It is interesting (and informative) that few on this site seem to know or talk much about or apparently use 3rd party inks .

If I had the turn over to justify the 4880 I would go for it as ink costs are dramtically reduced using the 220ml cartridges

thanks for the info

User_Removed 9 694 3 Scotland
15 Feb 2009 9:03PM
In fairness I never got round to getting my free profile and I am printing on paper from PPD, very low cost but works well. Should have mentioned that profiles for epson papers are included, free profile is for other paper.

If you do not need roll paper facility then look at the 3880. Big advantage is low ink cost when changing from matt to gloss black. 4880 woud be very expensive in this regard, even with big tanks.

Sounds like you are selling prints so I would think twice before going down the CIS route. However my normal workflow involves scanning watercolours, editing and printing. Can't get away with much in the way of colour shift or my customers start asking why. If precise matching is not important then CIS would be a good solution. Hope I am not confusing you Smile

My CIS was from http://www.marrutt.com/
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 9:25PM
Not at all - you're simply confirming my own doubts- Smile

Indeed I saw the free profile element - and were I to go that route I'd go via Marrutt


Photogeek 13 605 6 Wales
15 Feb 2009 9:30PM
There is nothing to stop you getting the CIS system and then buying the 4880 Epson cartridges and transferring the ink . . .Although I know this has been done on the 4800 I'm not suer about the newer models
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 9:48PM

Quote:buying the 4880 Epson cartridges and transferring the ink

Defeats the object of the excercise which is cost of ink - I'm not attracted to CIS for it's own sake!



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