Ink Compatibility questions

2200
r2400

#1

Qu 1: In this this post Dana C said that I could use K3 vivid inks in an R2400, so long as I made my own profiles. I assume that I could also use the K3 Vivid inks (less the LLK) in a 2100/2200 on the same basis? There’s no technical reason why not?

Qu 2: Is the only difference between the K3 and K3 Vivid inksets the VM & VLM inks? I.e. all the others PK, MK, LL, LLK, C, LC, Y are the same between the two inksets?

[I’m asking because I’m trying to get some more life out of my 2100 & R2400, while I desperately search for an R2880 and contemplate an R3000 before the cashback ends. I need to order more ink soon and it may as well be K3 Vivid rather than K3, if the answers to both these questions is yes.]


#2
  1. Yes, you could use our ConeColor Vivid Magenta ink in your R2400 and 2200 printers, as long as you make your own profiles.

  2. We no longer have ConeColor K[B]2 [/B]inks (which are for Epson UltraChrome printers, such as the 2200, and 4000, 7600/9600), but have a conversion chart for people using these printer models to know how to proceed with ConeColorPro inks: http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.362672/sc.11/category.20452/.f

Best regards~ Dana


#3

Thanks. I’m not so worried about “closest match” as I can create my own profiles.

Qu2 was just about the K[B]3[/B] inks. Are the K[B]3[/B] non-vivid and K[B]3[/B] Vivid inksets the same, other than the LM and VLM colours? Looking at what’s in these two inksets on the IJM website that seems to be the case, but I just wanted to check. The PK, MK, LL, LLK, C, LC, Y bottles appear the same and only the VM and VLM appear different. Sorry if this is a question about the blindingly obvious.


#4

The only difference between the vivid and non-vivid ink sets are the VM/M and VLM/LM inks, all other colors are the same.


#5

[QUOTE=Dana-IJM;4938]We no longer have ConeColor K[B]2 [/B]inks (which are for Epson UltraChrome printers, such as the 2200, and 4000, 7600/9600), but have a conversion chart for people using these printer models to know how to proceed with ConeColorPro inks: http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c.362672/sc.11/category.20452/.f
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Dana- I have an old 2200 which works great and which I am considering ConeColor K3 for…however, the conversion chart you reference is no longer available at the link. Can you provide me with the chart? I assume right now I will either have to order the 8 kit and have an extra bottle of unused ink, or I simply buy by the bottle. Otherwise, any other differences in how to employ them? I don’t intend on using Vivid, just the K3.

Thanks.

-Mike


#6

Bump…


#7

This is the K2 Color ink Set for your 2200 printer:

ConeColor Pro ink, cyan
ConeColor Pro ink, Lt cyan
ConeColor Pro ink - K2 version Lt Black
ConeColor Pro ink, Lt Magenta
ConeColor Pro ink, Matte Black
ConeColor Pro ink, Photo Black
ConeColor Pro ink, Vivid Magenta
ConeColor Pro ink, Yellow


#8

Do you really mean [B]vivid[/B] magenta, given that you listed [B]non-vivid[/B] light magenta? The advantage of the two non-vivids would be that one may be able to get away with existing canned R2400 profiles, whereas with the two vivids fresh profiles would be needed, would they not?


#9

K2 used a conventional magenta scheme.
K3 went to a redder magenta scheme.
K3 Vivid, Epson returned to a more conventional magenta scheme.

For K2, the inks of ours which are closest to the Epson K2 color space are actually Vivid Magenta and regular Light Magenta.


#10

That’s odd. It’s probably been nearly 4 years since I ordered CCP for my now defunct 2100, and I could have sworn that I ordered the non-vivid versions on IJM advice, but I’m currently on the other side of the planet and can’t readily check.