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Thanks. We got it this morning and I have it installed. Works great and certainly solved the problem (as I expected it would).

-Alan A.
Los Altos Hills, CA

Thank you. The product was delivered just a few minutes ago. Thank you for the speedy shipment and response. I truly appreciate it.

Also, can I get some instructions on putting in the rollers. I am new to this and do not want to screw this up. Any help here would be appreciated too.

Thank you and your firm again, you were terrific.

John D.
San Rafael, CA

Great that you have that part in stock and thank you for your quick reply. I will have purchasing call in an order.
Veronica Casto
Houston, TX

It is nice to place an online order & get to talk to an actual person. Wayne Haub
Kansas City


Lyson Archival Ink Cartridges

Digital inks, Fotonic, Cave Paint, Lysonic, Quad Black
Lyson Archival Ink Cartridges
2. Select your ink cartridge:  

Lysonic Archival Ink
The original and still the most archival dye based ink available, Lysonic was first developed for use
on Iris ‘Giclee’ printers for the printing of fine art pieces. It quickly became the industry standard ink
set for the art reproduction world. The Lysonic ink was re-formulated for use on some 4 and 6 color
Epson photo printer models. Independently tested at 65-75 years life under average indoor display
conditions, Lysonic is the ideal ink set for the printing of art and fine art photographic images, and
produces the depth of color and subtle tones that can not be achieved with standard pigment inks.
Lysonic inks are supplied in compatible wide format cartridges and in bulk bottles for use with our
range of bulk ink feed systems, and are supported by user guides and ICC color profiles available
for download at our support page.

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Fotonic Archival Dye based Inks
The award winning Lyson Cave Paint pigment inks are the most advanced pigment inks available on the market today. Longevity of images are assured through the use of the highest light stable colorants available, and micro encapsulation pigment technology provides bright colors on both matte and gloss media. The color gamut of the Cave Paint range matches, and in most cases exceeds, that of the original equipment manufacturers pigment ink offerings. The Cave Paint range includes several versions dependent on printer model – Cave Paint Maximum for older Epson models and Roland/Mutoh/Mimaki wide format printers, Cave Paint Photochrome for Epson 7 color machines, Cave Paint R8 for the Epson R800 and R1800, and Cave Paint R24 for the latest 8 color Epson printer range. All versions offer the best combination of color and archival life, providing users with the ultimate in fade resistant color imaging.
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Quad Black Inks
The Lysonic Quad black process uses four, six or seven intensities of black ink in place of the normal CMYK, DC, DM, LK colours in a standard Photo Realistic ink jet printer. By using simple colour curve adjustments in image software such as Adobe PhotoShop, stunning black & white images with tonal graduation to match traditional silver Halide printing can be produced.
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Cave Paint Pigment Inks
The award winning Lyson Cave Paint pigment inks are the most advanced pigment inks available on the market today. Longevity of images are assured through the use of the highest light stable colorants available, and micro encapsulation pigment technology provides bright colors on both matte and gloss media. The color gamut of the Cave Paint range matches, and in most cases exceeds, that of the original equipment manufacturers pigment ink offerings. The Cave Paint range includes several versions dependent on printer model – Cave Paint Maximum for older Epson models and Roland/Mutoh/Mimaki wide format printers, Cave Paint Photochrome for Epson 7 color machines, Cave Paint R8 for the Epson R800 and R1800, and Cave Paint R24 for the latest 8 color Epson printer range. All versions offer the best combination of color and archival life, providing users with the ultimate in fade resistant color imaging.

Cave Paint would be our recommendation of an ink for the most archival photographic and fine art print requirements, and for specific applications that require outdoor display or waterproof images.
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Daylight Darkroom system
A Revolutionary Solution for Black & White Inkjet Imaging
Printing high quality black and white images using a normal color inks on an inkjet printer has always been a difficult task. With the standard CYMK process that most printers employ, balancing levels of black in a monochromatic image is extremely difficult. The fact is that color defects are normally present within the grayscale; for example, if a neutral black is achieved for shadow detail, magenta or cyan often creeps into the mid-tones.

The result is a black and white that's never quite right, and this has been a longstanding concern of photographers using digital processes for black and white prints.

Lyson addressed this problem with the introduction Quad Black inks, the first inkjet inks specifically designed for black and white images. Quad Black consists of inksets containing four or six dilutions of the same black ink. By using these inks with ICC profiles and Photoshop settings, true monochrome images can be produced using standard OEM print drivers. Initially, the Quad Black range included three separate ink sets - warm, neutral, and cool - and changing between sets required swapping out the inks in a printer. Quad Black was quickly followed by Lyson Small Gamut; an ink set that provides a degree of tonal control without changing inks. Both of these Lyson ink sets have set the standard for monochrome inkjet printing, and are used by many thousands of photographers worldwide.

The recent introduction of seven and eight color inkjet printers has expanded the possibilities for black and white printing. The extra channels available on these new machines make it possible to achieve more levels of gray and toning effects; but despite this added functionality, it became apparent to Lyson that a limiting factor remained in the digital black and white process: OEM print driver software is designed for color imaging, not black and white. While good results may be achieved with these drivers and the Quad Black or Small Gamut ink sets, a true monochrome driver would enable digital black and white output that is simply stunning.

Lyson began work on developing a special black and white print driver in tandem with new proprietary media coating technology to provide photographers what they have long desired - the ability to accurately mirror traditional darkroom techniques, including silver printing. The results of this development are a system producing nothing short of revolutionary digital black and white prints.

The Daylight Darkroom system consists of:

* Lyson Daylight Darkroom Inks
* Lyson Daylight Darkroom Software
* Lyson Darkroom Media Range

The system is being introduced initially for use with most popular models of Epson Photo printers including the Epson Stylus Photo 1280, 2000, 2200 and the Epson Stylus Pro 4000/7600/9600.
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Desktop Continuous Ink Systems
Lyson Continuous Ink Systems (CIS) provide significant cost savings to the medium to high-volume ink user. 125ml ink bottles, equivalent to approximately 10 sets of pre-filled ink cartridges, mean those with an eye for economy can print their digital images and scanned photographs for less.

The Lyson CIS is a well proven and reliable system, which was recently awarded 90% in a review in Practical Photography magazine (September 2002). The review highlighted "Setting up is easy, the instructions are clear....getting the inks into the cartridges is particularly easy - a syringe and tube clips make the system almost foolproof and there's no need for any follow-up processes to get rid of any air-bubbles."

With the full backing of Lyson, the largest independent ink manufacturer in the world, and our well established distribution network, you can be assured of full sales and technical support for this and any other product in the Lyson Photographic range of Inks, Media and Accessories.
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