Using Epson 1270 w/ MIS pigment color?

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by wildwoodgallery, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. How well does this work? Right now I'm using Eboni Black for bo
    prints. Thinking of putting the MIS color pigment in to get longer
    life on color prints. Is this working well for those who have done
    this? How well are the colors compared to the Epson dye ink?

    Thank you,
  2. I've upgraded from the MIS Archival Color to the new MIS PRO in my 1280 and really like them. The colors are better than the Epson dye and are just as linear. First pigment I have found that actually prints better then the Epson dye.

    It does require a custom printer profile but it's worth it to me to be able to use pigment ink that looks better than dye. I got my printer profile from $40, great profiles and quick turnaround.

    FWIW, I've printed BO with Eboni ever since it hit the market. I printed BO with many other K's before that.
  3. This is really a response to Bob's....


    I've been considering mis Pro for a 1270 or 1280, and was waiting til the promised MIS profiles are available. I just checked the MIS website, and they don't mention Pro and 12xx on the same page any more. Do you know anything about why that might be?

  4. Matt: it seems the MIS website has been a "work in progress" forever. They keep trying to organize it and I'm not sure that's ever possible to cross reference everything. And, there is a lot of art as well as science in all the applications. I just know they know me the MIS PRO works in a 1280/1290 and my experience sure proves that true.

    I would wait for them to create a generic 1280/1290 profile just to save the $40. Have one made for your printer and enjoy the benefits of it being custom plus having it now. Mine came from and I'm very happy with it. Plus she's easy to deal with. I'd share it except each of their profiles is a single user license.
  5. Whoops, my response should read: I would NOT wait for a generic profile to save the $40.

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