kentwolf wrote on 11/8/2004, 2:05 PM
While I have personally used only (expensive) Epson inks, I have read that they fade much faster than the "real" inks.

I personally would rather spend a little, or even a lot, extra to not have them fade years earlier than the less-expensive inks.

I hear that they (cheaper ink) look just fine as soon as the print it done, but the main issues is longevity.

This is all just hearsay, but that is what I read.
TheHappyFriar wrote on 11/8/2004, 7:05 PM
I use generic ink (don't know what brand: got off e-bay). It works like the origional. I spray the Krylon spray on all my discs so I don't know how that will effect ink longevity.
donp wrote on 11/8/2004, 7:11 PM
I don't know about the fading issue, but on at least the initial application of the compatable ink on DVD's I have had since March of this year look the same as those done with the original ink that came in my R800.
riredale wrote on 11/8/2004, 10:14 PM
Do a Google on Wilhelm Imaging, they have done exhaustive tests on inks. As I recall the bottom line is: OEM ink + OEM paper = great results; aftermarket ink or generic paper= fair but nonpermanent results, and some aftermarket inks are terrible.

The only paper exception is the Epson pigment inks, which are permanent on any paper, since they are pigments.