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Bronzing on R3000 with IRK4-nano ink on pearl paper

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Bronzing on R3000 with IRK4-nano ink on pearl paper
Nov 28, 2012


I bought IRK4-nano from InkRepublic. For now, I didn't replace all cartrigdes, so the IRK4 inks is mixed with Epson inks. This problem appeared as soon as I replaced the Photo Black ink (it's the one I replaced first).

On pearl paper (Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl paper), I'm experiencing strong bronzing on dark black areas (ABW prints).

Here is a comparison between a print with Epson ink (left) and with IRK-4 ink (right). As you can see, the strong black areas are looking strange on some specific light angle. It's not just slight bronzing, it's quite obvious when you look at the picture, even when not looking for it.

I e-mailed InkRepublic, they sent me a new bottle of PK with new ink formula (after 2012 July) but it didn't change anything. They didn't answer my last e-mail.

Has any of you experienced the same thing? Could that be related to mixing inks?


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