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jenjen Mar 22, 2006 10:50 AM

I'm looking at the Epson R1800 to replace an old printer. One of the things I print occasionally is images on clear media such as clear labels and transparencies, although I use the transparencies in things like greeting cards, not for use on an overhead projector. Will pigment based inks work on this type of media?

Epson's paper compatibility charts say that transparencies are not compatible with pigment inks, but I think that's because the pigment wouldn't be transparent for projection. Have any of you printed on clear media with a pigment-based printer? Do the colors turn to mud?


jenjen May 24, 2006 10:26 PM

Answering my own question...

I ended up buying the R2400 and I just ran an injket transparency through it, and it's BEAUTIFUL. At least for crafts type applications. Vivid color, deep black... really nice. I am not sure it would work on an actual overhead projector.

It did come out of the printer a bit damp, but was nice and dry within 15 minutes. I used the "Photo Quality Inkjet Paper" setting.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else was interested in this.


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