I just bought an Epson RX680 a few days ago. It’s a good printer but my main complaint would be that the ink is not very water resistant unless you use Epson’s photo paper. This is really annoying since my old CX4200 can print pages that I can pass through running water. I guess this is where the Hi-Definition Claria Inks is inferior to the DuraBrite inks and where the unending dye vs. pigment ink shines.
I saw efillink and InkRepublic are selling quality Continous Ink Systems (CIS) for the Epson RX680. InkRepublc has the option of going either Pigment or Dye. From what I’ve seen so far, the Epson RX680 is dye based.
I was hoping you guys can shed some light to my questions:
- Has anybody tried efillink and/or InkRepublic CIS? What can you say about them? Which is better?
- Has anybody tried using pigment inks on the RX680 or similar dye based printer? How was it? Advantages/Disadvantages? Risks?
- Are efillink and InkRepublic’s pigment inks resistant to water? How much resistant are they?
- What are the risks of installing efillink and InkRepublic’s CIS? Which is more idiot-proof?