Frequently Asked Questions: updated Jan 3, 2011
Which printers are you currently supporting?
We are supplying K2, K3 and K3 Vivid compatible color space inks for the EPSON 2400, 2880, 3800, 3880, 4000, 4800, 4880, 4900, 7600, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9600, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900 printers.
Do you support the 11880 printer?
Yes. When we release the 7900 inks, we will also be able to use these carts in the Epson 11880.
Are these inks strictly yours, or are you repackaging other's inks?
These inks are unique to Vermont PhotoInkjet. We are using the same pigment technology and treatment that is found in our world famous Piezography K7 inks which are widely known for their ease of use and compatibility with EPSON print heads.
Is it possible to use ConeColor K3 for EPSON Ultrachrome K3 printers in regular Ultrachrome printers such as the EPSON 4000, 7600 and 9600?
The ink itself is compatible. However, the color space of ConeColor (K3) is designed around the Ultrachrome K3 ink set which has a much brighter color gamut. So while you can use this ink in your printer, you would need to use color management. There really is no reason why a mixed printer shop can not be used with one set of inks, provided you make your own ICC profiles. However, for the 4000, 7600 and 9600 printers we make a matching ink called ConeColor K2.
Is ConeColor compatible with ColorBurst RIP?
Our customers are reporting that they are able to successfully use ConeColor inks with The ColorBurst ICC profiles in the X600, x800, x880 printers. It is our understanding that ColorBurst is now saying that they can not support our inks in the new printers. We do not have user reports on these printers, either.
If I had my Ultrachrome K3 printer professionally profiled, can I use these profiles with ConeColor inks or must I re-profile the printer?
If you are using RGB printer profiles - the inks are designed to fit into the EPSON driver's color space. If you are using a CMYK RIP then you will need to make profiles which are congruent with the linearization of the printer. Linearization changes everything.
Do I need to flush my printer before installing ConeColor inks?
No you do not . You can gradually replace the inks by simply removing EPSON inks and installing ConeColor inks. However, ConeColor inks are designed as a set to replicate the EPSON color space. So for the most accurate color you will not want to replace single colors, but rather the entire set. If color accuracy is not as critical to you, then it is possible to replace a single color at a time so as to use all of your remaining EPSON inks before disposing of their cartridges. By doing this you can expect some gradual color adjustments necessary. As of this writing, we have not heard any complaints about replacing single colors.
Are ConeColor inks compatible with other 3rd party inks?
We do not know individually. We do know that Lyson inks are not compatible with most other inks. We do not recommend that you use ConeColor inks in a printer with Lyson inks unless you use PiezoFlush to first flush out the Lyson inks. Do not use Lyson flush fluid to do this.