Best Third-Party EcoSol-Max Ink

buggyjr12

New Member
I used to run nothing but Roland OEM ink in my SP-540V. A few years ago I was convinced to give third-party ink a try, mainly because of the cost difference ($82 vs $140 per 440ml cartridge).

I didn't really notice a difference in quality until one day I printed an old file for a customer and noticed that the colors didn't look quite as "vibrant" as I had remembered them being in the past.

I then printed a new color swatch chart to compare with my old chart and realized that my colors were WAY different. Just washed out and not near as nice. The ink I was using at that point was private-labeled with the name of my vendor on it so I don't know who actually made it.

After that I switched to 20/20 from Grimco and it made an immediate difference. Red was redder, blue was bluer, you get the point.

In a prefect world I'd just go back to Roland OEM but I don't like being gouged.

I'll probably stick with 20/20 unless someone can recommend something better.

So my question is, what ink does everyone else use and do you like it? Which is closest in quality to Roland OEM and/or does Roland private-label ink under another (more cost effective) name?

Thank you in advance.

P.S. - I don't do much color matching where things have to be a 100% match to a Pantone book or anything, I just want to pick a brand of ink and stick with it so I can print some new charts and know they're accurate (I'd also like really good looking colors).
 

Rohit Prasad

WWW.COMPASSCOLOR.COM
I would stick with OEM inks. The maintenance bill after running 3rd party inks equals more than the savings.
Massive amounts of overspray coating up encoder strip/electricals...clogged ink lines is just not worth it.
We use OEM inks on all our UVFlatbed and roll to roll printers.
 
Durafos inks from south Korea is what I use to use in my JV3, they we're better then oem inks, richer colors and didn't scrach off.
 

Skuggedal

New Member
SAMINK I have 3 Roland Printers a sp300v a VP540i and a Pro IV 5 years with bulk tanks. Zero issue with printheads or print colors and I have signs without laminate on them out there I still see 5 years later looking great! Super INK!
 

premiercolour

Sales and services from S. California
I used to run nothing but Roland OEM ink in my SP-540V. A few years ago I was convinced to give third-party ink a try, mainly because of the cost difference ($82 vs $140 per 440ml cartridge).

I didn't really notice a difference in quality until one day I printed an old file for a customer and noticed that the colors didn't look quite as "vibrant" as I had remembered them being in the past.

I then printed a new color swatch chart to compare with my old chart and realized that my colors were WAY different. Just washed out and not near as nice. The ink I was using at that point was private-labeled with the name of my vendor on it so I don't know who actually made it.

After that I switched to 20/20 from Grimco and it made an immediate difference. Red was redder, blue was bluer, you get the point.

In a prefect world I'd just go back to Roland OEM but I don't like being gouged.

I'll probably stick with 20/20 unless someone can recommend something better.

So my question is, what ink does everyone else use and do you like it? Which is closest in quality to Roland OEM and/or does Roland private-label ink under another (more cost effective) name?

Thank you in advance.

P.S. - I don't do much color matching where things have to be a 100% match to a Pantone book or anything, I just want to pick a brand of ink and stick with it so I can print some new charts and know they're accurate (I'd also like really good looking colors).

We sell Jetbest ink made in Taiwan from S. California. I can refer you to a Roland tech who sells Jetbest ink in the east coast. He will take good care of you. You may check lots of reviews by going to facebook group: Roland Digital Printer, support group.
 
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