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Bulk Inkjet Inks

In additon to supplying pe-filled cartridges, Ink2image also supplies inks in bulk bottles also for use in our range of refillable cartridges kits. Running bulk inks saves more than 70% compared to using OEM cartridges.

 

Absolute Black ink for making screen separations

 

Using specially developed, high density UV absorbing dyes, the i2i Absolute Black ink provides superior light blocking performance. Regular pigment inkjet inks are not ideally suited to blocking light. The reason for this is that they don’t easily ‘film form’ to provide complete coverage of the printed area which can cause ‘pin holes’ in the cured polymer during the screen exposure process. i2i Absolute Black ink completely film forms and covers the film with no holes present. This means that screens can be exposed for longer during the exposure process to provide better polymer curing. Another drawback of the original pigment inks is that they are easily scratched when the film is removed from the screen after exposure, and so the film can often be used only once – frustrating if a job need to be re-printed in the future. The i2i Absolute Black ink bonds well to screen positive films and is far more scratch resistant, so films can be kept for re-use later – a big cost saving plus for repeat order print jobs. Print speeds are also limited when using the original pigment inks as the printer has to print at high resolution (and therefore a slow speed) to lay down a high enough ink coverage for the screen positive making process. The superior film forming and light blocking characteristics of the i2i Absolute Black ink means the printer can now be set to print at a higher speed to increase productivity.

 

Asbolute Black ink runs on all Epson Pro wide format models. A modified version, Absolute Black T Series, is available for the Epson SureColor T Series range.

 

Absolute Clear inks for non-active channels in Epson screen positive printer applications

 

Many Epson printers used in screen positive applications are dedicated to black only screen separation production, and are never used for printing full color images. These machines normally print using the black cartridge only or multiple black cartridges when used with dedicated screen separation RIP software. The other non-active ink channels on the printer are never used and are essentially redundant. Unfortunately, Epson printers require that these non-active ink channels have cartridges installed and ink flowing through them to prevent print head damage during cleaning cycles. Using regular color pigment inks in these non-active cartridges is both expensive and wasteful, and can cause jet blockages should the printer ever be needed for full color printing in the future. Using the i2i Absolute Clear ink provides a cost effective and ideal solution for keeping print heads clear and fully functioning while enjoying significant cost savings at the same time. Absolute Clear is essentially an ink without any colorant, and is manufactured at the correct viscosity and using the same humectants that are used in regular color inks to preserve print head life. Costing over 50% less than regular color inks, Absolute clear is fully mixable with the original Epson pigment inks and can simply be installed one channel at a time as regular cartridges run empty. Should the printer ever be needed for full color printing in the future, then simply install regular color ink cartridges in place of the absolute clear inks, and a quick purge through using the machines initial fill feature or cleaning cycles will return the machine to full color mode.

 

If you are using an Epson printer for screen positive printing only, then the i2i Absolute Clear inks will not only provide considerable cost savings but also increase the usable life of your printer. Absolute Clear can happily be used alongside the Epson original black inks so, even if you don’t use our specialist black inks for screen positives, you can still enjoy considerable cost savings from using our products in the non-active channels on your printer and preserve the life of the machine.

 

Ink2image Cave Paint Elite and Elite Enhanced pigment inks

 

The world renowned Ink2image Cave Paint range of pigment inks for Epson Pro and SureColor T series printers are for customers who want to print full color images, or who want to print screen separations using Absolute Black and print full color images on the same machine. The Cave Paint inks are all precisely color matched to the original inks so no new color settings are normally required. All Cave Paint inks have been directly fade tested alongside the equivalent original inks are are equally as fade resistant - Ink2image offers the same gaurantee against fading as Epson. Exhaustive machine testing has proven that Cave Paint inks run just as reliably as the original inks, and all inks are freely mixable with the original inks so no printer flush out is required before installation. The Cave Paint range includes Cave Paint Elite for use in Epson printer models that run the original Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks such as the Epson Pro 4000, 7600, 9600 and 10600. Cave Paint Elite Enhanced is for all Epson models that use Epson Ultrachrome K3, K3 Vivid, and Ultrachrome HDR such as the Epson Pro 3800/3880, 4800/4880, 4900, 7800/9800, 7880/9880. 7890/9890, and 7900/9900. The latest edition to the cave Paint range is Cave Paint Elite T Series for use in the Epson SureColor T series range of printers. 

 

All inks can be found by clicking on the links in the catregory menu to the left of this page.