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Question about Epson Ink

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  1. littlegun

    littlegun Regular member

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    Was going to order some Epson ink from Super Media Store and saw that some of the multi packs have a "Gloss Optimizer" as one of the cartidges.

    What is this and where would I put it n the ink trays? Worth it?
     
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    Indochine Regular member

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    Only certain Epson printers can use Gloss Optimizer. You don't say which one you have! The ones that use it have 8 ink tanks I think. One of these is for the Gloss Optimizer cartridge. You use it with the Photo Chrome ink sets. It contains a kind of shiny coating stuff for photo prints. Think of gloss optimizer like the clear overcoat that protects a fine lacquer paint job. It fills in the void areas between colours and gives the surface of the paper a nice, uniform glossy finish. Gloss optimizer is automatically turned off when the selected media is a matte type.

    There it is on the right in the R1800

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    Check in your printer's manual. Have a look in your printer and see if it looks like that in there.
     
  3. littlegun

    littlegun Regular member

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    Thank you, I have the R340 so as it only has 5 trays/slots...

    Have a great weekend!
     
  4. JVC

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    I buy the generic ink for my Epson, and it works great. A LOT cheaper too! Sometimes I buy it from supermediastore.com
     
  5. littlegun

    littlegun Regular member

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    all the pkg deals seem to offer this Gloss cartidge which I do not need.

    For those that have the R200 or R300....what do you folks do/buy?
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll second the Epson Compatible Ink from Rima.com...I've used three sets from there. 3 X $15 = $45 vs 3 X $65 = $195...huge savings and the quality difference is negligable.
     
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    I used to sell ink over the internet and as far as I know a set for the Epson R200 and R300 should only have 5 cartridges which do not include a gloss optimizer Only the R800 series printer should have 8 cartridges to include a gloss optimizer. You may want to check your cartridge numbers again The numbers for a R200 and R300 are as follows
    T0481 BK
    T0482 Mag
    T0483 Cyan
    T0484 Lgt Mag
    T0484 lgt Cyan
     
  9. JVC

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    There's six cartridges for the R200 and R300.
    You left out the yellow..........
     
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    So Sorry!My mistake. It has been 2 years since I sold my company, One does tend to forget!
     
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    I used to go nuts trying to keep up with all the cartridge numbers for all the different printers especially at the rate the new ones were coming out,Used to get brain meltdown,now I am doing well to remember my birthday!!! (which ,lately, I would rather forget!!!)
     
  12. JVC

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    I know what you mean.....
    Only reason I look forward to mine anymore, is because it's the first day of spring, and I know that cold weather is almost gone!
     
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    I see by you memeber name that you are a techy am I correct? I have a question about home entertainment can I ask you?
     
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    You can ask, but I can't promise anything.
    If I can't help, personally, I can put you on a site where someone probably can help.
    I'll be glad to help if I can.......... :eek:)
     

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