What is InkThrift® CL ink?
InkThrift CL is a brand new (2013) formulation of a fade-resistant dye inks for EPSON Claria Hi-Definition compatible Artisan and Stylus Photo printers. It is available in six colors:
EPSON released the Claria Hi-Definition inks for a range of printers that have six inkjet heads and produce photo quality images. EPSON claims up to 200 years longevity when stored in photo albums. The EPSON Claria Hi-Definition inks have very good longevity when displayed in light. InkThrift CL inks are similar in design to Claria, using very light resistant and expensive dye. InkThrift CL is designed for printing photographs that are fade resistant, scratch resistant, water resistant, and possess a high color chroma. For the ultimate in longevity, we recommend ConeColor pigment inks. But, for a low-cost, dye-based solution, InkThrift CL inks can be used with confidence.
InkThrift CL is a premium ink, yet priced at 25% or lower than the cost of EPSON Claria Hi-Defiition ink. It is available in 220ml bottles. It is also available in pre-filled ink ink capsules for use with the EasyFill system. Either way, the use of InkThrift CL will lower your ink costs and reduce your footprint on this planet.
Matching Gamut and Gloss to EPSON Claria Hi-Definition inks
This is the deal-sealer and you can see for yourself by ordering up an 5″ x 7″ sample. You can print the comparative image on your own system with your own Epson inks. One look side-by-side, and you’ll be convinced. You can download the test image from the Instructions tab on the sample page.
This is our first non-pigment ink that we can encourage you to use when longevity is important to you. Normally, we discourage the use of non-pigmnet inks for printing photographs. InkThrift CL is designed to print photographs. It allows photo-enthusiasts to print their work using inexpensive EPSON Artisan and Photo Stylus printers and display them continually for many years.
Available for the following printers:
Artisan R1400 (USA)
Artisan R1430 (USA)
Stylus Photo R260
Stylus Photo R280
Stylus Photo R380
Stylus Photo RX580
Stylus Photo RX595
Stylus Photo RX680