How to use ConeColor PRO inks
ConeColor PRO ink has been designed as a color compatible replacement to the OEM Ultrachrome series of inks including the HDR version. They are also formulaically compatible in that both Epson and ConeColor PRO inks are encapsulated pigment formulas. ConeColor PRO is the only micro-encapsulated 3rd party ink in the world. Expensive chemistry ensures a non-clogging experience due to pigment attraction. The pigment particles are actually sealed in a layer of acrylic co-polymer so that the static attraction is removed.
With ConeColor Pro, you can replace one color at a time in your Epson printer and achieve a very close color match. Possibly the best match is when the entire set is replaced (but only in very critical situations.) We accomplished this feat by matching the OEM inks using the Epson RGB printer driver rather than attempting to match un-matchable mass-tone of the proprietary OEM inks. ConeColor Pro reputation has been solid since its introduction in 2005.
Epson does not actually print the mass-tone (max density) of their individual colors. If you are using standard Epson media and ICC profiles, ConeColor Pro has the closest match of any 3rd party ink due to our novel approach to color managing the inks during formulation. If you use a CMYK RIP we fully expect you to produce new ICC profiles. But, when you are using the Epson driver, you can continue to use the Epson ICC profiles or you can use our library of 3rd party media ICC profiles. While not available for every printer, the list is growing.
If you are using Epson inks and you wish to switch to ConeColor Pro - simply change out one position at a time as the OEM inks run out. No need to throw away expensive OEM ink. You can not reUse the Epson cartridge. Epson has designed them to self destruct if you attempt to. You will need to use our refillable cartridges. There is no need to flush your printer nor change out the entire ink set at once.
If you are using another brand of 3rd party ink, we do recommend that you not allow the two inks to intermix and that you flush your printer first. If you printer has not been used for a long time and you wish to install ConeColor Pro inks – you may first need to flush and prepare your printer or suffer the consequences of allowing your printer to sit unused for a long period of time (which is never ever a good idea!)
ConeColor Pro ink is an encapsulated formula and it needs to be shaken regularly. Think of milk, orange juice, salad dressings. You shake them before using. Why doesn’t everyone think of shaking ink prior to using? It can’t hurt it! That’s what we hear from people afraid to shake our inks. Please do! It’s the one requirement.
And please use our cartridges so that we can best support you.
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