CHOOSE PIEZOGRAPHY PRINTERS & VIEW PIEZOGRAPHY INK PLACEMENT CHARTS

FOR K6, K7, P2, PRO, AND PIEZODN INK SETS & EPSON PRINTERS

  • Here’s a rundown on all the printers which we currently support with Piezography products.
  • Choose a printer below to see what Piezography ink works in it.
  • See where each shade of ink goes into the printer.

Small Format Printers:

1400/1430   |   R800/R1800   |   R1900/R2000   |   R2400   |   R2880   |   R3000

Large Format Printers:

3800/3880   |   4000   |   4800/4880   |   4900   |   7600/9600   |   7800/7880/9800/9880   |   7890/9890   |   7900/9900

Epson 1400 & 1430 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K6 (Matte ONLY) *
2) Piezography K6 Digital Negative **

Epson 1430 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

Although only a six ink 13″ printer, the Epson 1400/1430 has such a tiny drop size that Piezography K6 looks indistinguishable from the K7 ink set on 7+ ink printers. This printer cannot print non-matte. There are not enough ink positions to run our glossy compatible ink sets. It will not print on glossy, semi-glossy, lustre, pearl nor even the baryta papers. Stick to fine art inkjet paper and you will be in heaven with this bargain machine.

The paper handling is a little difficult sometimes on thicker sheets and may require some hand-feeding from time to time. Otherwise it’s a fantastic printer for the money and it’s often available at the Epson refurb store for $149.00. New it sells from about $219 to $299 (for as long as it will be available.) Don’t let the fact that its a dye based printer scare you from putting pigment ink into it. Piezography inks are encapsulated, which means each pigment particle is actually encased in a thin-micro layer of acrylic co-polymer to eliminate the ability for the static charge in the pigment to attract any other pigment particle. The result is no clogging; not even in the tiny heads of the Epson 1400.

We created Piezography Special Edition specifically on this printer. It’s most beautiful incarnation is on the Epson 1400. If your aesthetics tend towards platinum/palladium style photography – Special Editions K6 and the 1400/1430 are impossible to beat. However, the printer is such a bargain priced machine that we encourage photographers to buy several, install them vertically on a restaurant rack t save room, and print with several of the Piezography K6 ink sets.

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K6 Matte

2) Piezography PiezoDN

Yellow

Shade #6

Shade #6

Black

Matte Black Shade #1

Photo Black Shade #1

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

NOTES

* Use 1400/1430 K6 curves. 

** Use 1400/1430 PiezoDN curves

Epson R800 & R1800 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *

Epson R1800 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson R800  and R1800 printers were designed around interesting new color ink sets from Epson with an 8channel print-head. As a result, we can provide a matte or glossy Piezography K7 solution.

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position   (Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

Yellow

Shade #7

Magenta

Shade #6

Matte Black

Shade #2

Red

Shade #3

Blue

Shade #4

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo black)

Gloss Overprint

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Cyan

Shade #5

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7” curves

** PiezoDN not supported

 

Epson R1900 & R2000 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography Pro **

Epson R2000 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson R1900  and R2000 13″ printers were designed around interesting new color ink sets from Epson similar to the R1800 but with an updated DX5 print-head with 8 channels. As a result, we can provide a matte or glossy Piezography K7 solution and Piezography Pro on the newer version of this printer: R2000.

 

Ink Placement Chart:

 

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

3) Piezography PRO

Yellow

Shade #7

 Shade #1 Photo Black

Warm: Light

Magenta

Shade #6

 Shade #6

Warm: Medium

Matte Black

Shade #2

 Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Red

Shade #3

 Shade #3

Warm: Dark

Orange

Shade #4

 Shade #4

Cool: Light

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

 Shade #1 Matte Black

UltraHDTM Matte Black or HD Photo Black

Gloss Overprint

Gloss Overprint
PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

 Gloss Overprint

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss and DN printing)

Cyan

Shade #5

 Shade #5

Cool: Medium

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7” curves

Use R2000-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

 * No need to change Blacks. Use "R2000-P2" curves.

Use R2000-PiezoDN-P2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

 

 

Epson R2400 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **

Epson R2400 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson R2400 is an eight ink 13″ printer which is sometimes available as a refurb in the Epson clearance store.  The Epson R2880 is its updated cousin. The R2400 has the same print-head as the Stylus Pro 4800. Because of its lack of head pressure and relative age at this point, we can't support this printer with our newest Pro ink system. You will need to use an R2880 or newer. We do offer tradition Piezography K7 ink for it however!

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing)
PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing)

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7” curves

PiezoDN Not Supported

** NO need to change black ink. Use “P2” curves

PiezoDN Not Supported

Epson R2880 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

Epson R2880 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson R2880 is an excellent build 13″ printer. But, it is pricey at $599 as it begins to approach that of a refurbished Epson 3800 or 3880. While they are no longer available new, you can some-times buy this  printers refurbished. We use these printers at InkjetMall for our R&D ink tests and product development. Both traditions Piezography P2/K7 ink and the new Pro ink are available for this printer.

View Refurbished Buying Options for the R2880 Printer

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

3) Piezography PRO

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black or HD Photo Black

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use R2880-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use R2880-PiezoDN-P2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson R3000 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

Epson R3000 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

Epson describes the R3000 with “Unleash your creative inspiration with the advanced features and uncompromising quality of the Epson Stylus Photo R3000. This 13″-wide printer delivers the professional features you desire including high-capacity cartridges, networking and wireless connectivity, plus Advanced Media Handling.”

With auto-switching matte and photo blacks, Piezography takes advantage by allowing both matte and glossy ink sets to be used simultaneously. The only drawback to this printer is the absence of the POWER CLEAN function. If you are replacing color inks with Piezography ink – you will need to use the Windows only utility for INK INITIALIZATION. You can read how to accomplish this on mac or pc in the techsupport section of this website.

 

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position 
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

3) Piezography PRO

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

PiezoFlush (unused)

HD Photo Black

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use R3000-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use R3000-PiezoDN-P2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives.  Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson 3800 & 3880 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

Epson 3880 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

Epson 3800 / 3880. These two 17″ printers are for all practical purposes the same hardware. They are often both available in the Epson clearance center as a refurb from $749 to $949. This is one of the best handling paper printers ever. Seems to just load everything without a complaint. We have several of these printers at InkjetMall which we use for online printing services and all of our teaching workshops. Between the 3880s and 7880s, we handle 90% of the online print requests. With three 9880s we have it all covered. Pro printers are built exceptionally well. You do get what you pay for when it comes to the Pro line. These printers work better than the newest P-series printers because they give you more control of platen gap and init-fill options. Over-all, these printers are a must-buy for long-term professional printing.

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

3) Piezography PRO

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

PiezoFlush (unused)

HD Photo Black

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss or DN printing)

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing.
Use “K7 curves

Use 3800-3880-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use 3800-3880-PiezoDN-P2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson Pro 4000 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **

Epson 4000 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

Epson 4000, 4800, 4880 are different generations of the same 17″ printer. The 4000 is old but these are very strong printers and often available as refurbed in the Epson clearance center for only $595. These printers can all be configured as glossy compatibles because they have 8 ink cartridge positions. We wish their paper handling was better. They can sometimes be a bit frustrating when thicker paper is loaded in the tray. But, they are built well.

The other benefit of these printers is that they are desk mounted rather than stand mounted. You can easily stack several on a rolling restaurant style wire rack system, and run a small print shop in a compact space. We run three printers on one rolling rack. We even have room on the top shelf for our 17x22 paper boxes.

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position  
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Yellow

Shade #7

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing)

Photo Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7” curves

PiezoDN Not Supported Officially

** NO need to change black ink. Use “P2” curves

PiezoDN Not Supported Officially

Epson Pro 4800 & 4880 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

Epson 4880 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

Epson 4800, 4880 are different generations of the same 17″ printer. These printers can all be configured as glossy compatibles because they have 8 ink cartridge positions. We wish their paper handling was better. They can sometimes be a bit frustrating when thicker paper is loaded in the tray. But, they are built well.

The other benefit of these printers is that they are desk mounted rather than stand mounted. You can easily stack several on a rolling restaurant style wire rack system, and run a small print shop in a compact space. We run three printers on one rolling rack. We even have room on the top shelf for our 17x22 paper boxes.

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography P2

3) Piezography PRO

Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

HD Matte or HD Photo Black

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint (for gloss printing)

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use 4800-7800-9800-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset or use 4880-7880-9880-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use 4800-7800-9800-PiezoDNP2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset or use 4880-7880-9880-PiezoDNP2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson Pro 4900 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography Pro **

 

Epson 4900 Printer

 

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson Pro 4900 series 17" wide printer has the unique ability to print with 10 channels along with auto-switching MK/PK inks enabling 11 total inks loaded into the printer. This printer supports Gloss and Matte K7 printing with two spare channels in case the print-head starts to die. This printer also supports dual-k5 Piezography Pro ink (introduced in late 2016). We suggest anyone buying an Epson 4900 get an extended warrenty for this printer. Be prepared to replace the damper assembly and cleaning assembly every 2 years. As luck would have it, Piezography ink clogs this printer significantly less than Epson OEM ink due to a smaller and more uniform nano-particle size!

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position  
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography PRO

Green

PiezoFlush (unused)

Cool: Very Light

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Chroma Overprint 
(for gloss printing)

Yellow

Shade #7

Warm: Light

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Vivid Light Magenta

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Orange

PiezoFlush (unused)

Warm: Very Light

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black

Magenta

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Light Black

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Cyan

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

HD Photo Black

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use 4900-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

 

 

Epson Pro 7600 & 9600 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 (matte only) *
2) Piezography K6 (gloss only) **

 

Epson 7600 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson 7600 and 9600 ushered in the revolution in digital printmaking starting in 2003. No other machine has changed photography so much. The machines are still in operation today and many people use them for Piezography. We suggest you only buy a 7600 or 9600 that is in perfect operating condition. It's not worth the time and effort to resusitate this machine from the dead for Piezography. You can get a 9800 or 9880 (pressurized) printer for the same price most likely. Support is limited for this printer but if you have on that works well keep it! The printheads have a very long life and print at 2880x1440 dpi.

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7: Matte

2) Piezography K6: Gloss

Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Yellow

Shade #7

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing)

NOTES

* Use “K7” matte curves

** Use “K6” gloss curves

 

 

Epson Pro 7800/9800 & 7880/9880 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

Epson 7880 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The 7880s are work horses at Cone Editions Press. We are able to fit 5 side by side in a small area. For our glossy work, we keep a printer dedicated to Gloss Optimizer installed in all of the positions. We run the GO printer at higher speed, and we keep both matte and photo black Piezography inks installed in the 7880s so we can switch between printing matte or glossy without an ink change (this is called P2 printing). Some have an old beat printer with one or more bad heads – and we map these out with a custom curve. These are the best wide-format Piezography K7 printers ever invented.

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position  
(Left to right)

1. Piezography K7

2. Piezography P2

3. Piezography PRO

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss printing)

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Black

Shade #1 (Matte or Photo Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black or HD Photo Black

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use 4800-7800-9800-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset or use 4880-7880-9880-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use 4800-7800-9800-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset or use 4880-7880-9880-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson Pro 7890 & 9890 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography 2 **
3) Piezography Pro ***

 

Epson 7890 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The 7890 and 9890 printers have the same inkset as the 3880 printers with auto-switching black inks and 8 printable channels. This printer enables both Gloss and Matte K7 Piezography as well as our (2016 release) Piezography Pro Dual K4 MK/PK inkset. The 7890 and 9890 are slightly newer than there build-cousins (the 7900 and 9900) and so have a little less head and maintenance issues than those other models. We still suggest getting an extended warrenty though, or plan on replacing the dampers and cleaning assembly at least every 2 years.

Piezography ink does much better than Epson ink in these printers due to having a smaller and more uniform nano-particle in the ink.

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position  
(Left to right)

Piezography K7

Piezography P2

Piezography PRO

Cyan

Shade #2

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Yellow

Shade #7

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

Warm: Light

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM  Matte Black

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

PiezoFlush (unused)

HD Photo Black

Magenta

Shade #4

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Light Black

Shade #6

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Overprint
(for gloss printing)

Gloss Chroma Overprint
(for gloss printing)

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use 7890-9890-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

** NO need to change black ink, can also print digital negatives. Use “P2” curves

Use 7890-9890-PiezoDNP2 curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Epson Pro 7900 & 9900 Specs & Ink Placement Chart

Ink Options:

1) Piezography K7 *
2) Piezography Pro **

Epson 7900 Printer

Printer Specs & Review:

The Epson Pro 7900 and 9900 series 24" and 44" wide printers have the unique ability to print with 10 channels along with auto-switching MK/PK inks enabling 11 total inks loaded into the printer. These printers supports Gloss and Matte K7 printing with two spare channels in case the print-head starts to die. These printers also support dual-k5 Piezography Pro ink (introduced in late 2016). We suggest anyone buying an Epson 7900/9900 get an extended warrenty for this printer. Be prepared to replace the damper assembly and cleaning assembly every 2 years. As luck would have it, Piezography ink clogs this printer significantly less than Epson OEM ink due to a smaller and more uniform nano-particle size!

 

Ink Placement Chart:

Cartridge Position  
(Left to right)

1) Piezography K7

2) Piezography PRO

Cyan

Shade #2

Cool: Dark

Orange

PiezoFlush (unused)

Warm: Very Light

Yellow

Shade #7

Warm: Light

Light Cyan

Shade #3

Cool: Medium

Matte Black

Shade #1 (Matte Black)

UltraHDTM Matte Black 

Photo Black

Shade #1 (Photo Black)

HD Photo Black

Magenta

Shade #4

Warm: Dark

Light Black

Shade #6

Cool: Light

Green

PiezoFlush (unused)

Cool: Very Light

Light Light Black

Gloss Overprint (for gloss printing) or
PiezoFlush (if NOT printing gloss)

Gloss Chroma Overprint (for gloss printing)

Light Magenta

Shade #5

Warm: Medium

NOTES

* Change black ink for matte or gloss printing. Use “K7 curves

Use 7900-9900-PiezoDN curve folder for digital negatives with this inkset.

*** Warm and cool split-tone, change black ink for matte or gloss printing, can also print digital negatives. Use “PRO” curves

Pro Ink Not Yet Supported for Digital Negatives

Notes:

  1. Some ink sets are now deprecated. These include the old PiezoTone Quadtone ink sets and the older (pre PiezoDN) “PZDN” digital negative ink sets.
  2. K7 ink sets come in five hues: Selenium, Carbon, Neutral, Warm Neutral, and Special Edition.
  3. Piezograpy Pro ink comes with two sub-hues: warm and cool that make up the complete set.
  4. “P2” ink sets are actually a K6 ink set (get rid of Shade 7) with an extra Photo Black for dual MK and PK printing without switching black inks.
  5. PiezoDN (digital negative) curves are built for both normal Piezography (K6,K7,P2) and Pro ink sets.