FREE SHIPPING on all contiguous U.S.A. orders over $50.
 
 
 

Shop by Brand






Official PayPal Seal


Epson C84, C86 & C88 Printers

Navigation bar for this page
We have SIMPLIFIED B&W printing. We now have EZ Ultratone ink in C84, C86 and C88 cartridges that will make beautiful black and white prints WITHOUT any workflow or curves. They do not require Photoshop or any special software. These inks are now available for the Epson printers.

Eboni v1.1 Update - We recently were forced to make a change to the formulation of our Eboni ink due to a supplier change to one of the components used in the Eboni formula. While the v1.1 is still a 100% Carbon pigment, it has a slightly higher optical density and a slightly warmer tone. This may require updates to any curves or workflows used by customers using our first generation Eboni. We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes, but we do not expect to have to make any further changes for many years.

EZ B&W ULTRATONE CARTRIDGES FOR THE C84, C86 AND C88

Cartridges prefilled with Ultratone ink are available for the C82, C84, C86 & C88 printers. Click on the blue part number links to order.


EASY B&W CARTRIDGES FOR C84, C86 & C88 - WARM PRINTS
Printer Models Warm Tone Cartridges for Epson C84, C86 & C88
Cartridges Ultratone Price Description
Eboni Black v1.1 EZ-T0441-K $16.95 Eboni black v1.1 for use on matte paper only.
Photo Black EZ-T0441-PK $16.95 Photo black for use on gloss and semi-gloss paper, not for matte papers.
Cyan Position EZW-T0442-C $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Magenta Position EZW-T0443-M $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Yellow Position EZW-T0444-Y $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Note 1: Photoshop curves not required for the Easy B&W Ultratone inks.
Note 2: C86 cartridges will work in the C88 printer, even though Epson recommends the T06xx carts.

EASY B&W CARTRIDGES FOR C84, C86 or C88 - NEUTRAL PRINTS
Printer Models Neutral Tone Cartridges for Epson C84 & C86
Cartridges Ultratone Price Description
Eboni Black v1.1 EZ-T0441-K $16.95 Eboni black v1.1 for use on matte paper only.
Photo Black EZ-T0441-PK $16.95 Photo black for use on gloss and semi-gloss paper, not for matte papers.
Cyan Position EZN-T0442-C $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Magenta Position EZN-T0443-M $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Yellow Position EZN-T0444-Y $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Note 1: Photoshop curves not required for the Easy B&W Ultratone inks.
Note 2: C86 cartridges will work in the C88 printer, even though Epson recommends the T06xx carts.

Top

EZ B&W ULTRATONE CARTRIDGES FOR THE C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100

Cartridges prefilled with Ultratone ink are available for the C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 printers. Click on the blue part number links to order.


EASY B&W CARTRIDGES FOR Epson C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 - WARM PRINTS
Printer Models Warm Tone Cartridges for Epson C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 Printers
Cartridges Ultratone Price Description
Eboni Black v1.1 EZ-T0681-K $16.95 Eboni black v1.1 for use on matte paper only.
Photo Black EZ-T0681-PK $16.95 Photo black for use on gloss and semi-gloss paper, not for matte papers.
Cyan Position EZW-T0682-C $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Magenta Position EZW-T0683-M $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Yellow Position EZW-T0684-Y $16.95 Easy B&W Warm Tone
Note 1: Photoshop curves not required for the Easy B&W Ultratone inks.
Note 2: For printers with dual blacks, ensure that you pick either 2 Eboni Blacks or 2 Photo Blacks..

EASY B&W CARTRIDGES FOR Epson C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 - NEUTRAL PRINTS
Printer Models Neutral Tone Cartridges for Epson C120, WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 Printers
Cartridges Ultratone Price Description
Eboni Black v1.1 EZ-T0681-K $16.95 Eboni black v1.1 for use on matte paper only.
Photo Black EZ-T0681-PK $16.95 Photo black for use on gloss and semi-gloss paper, not for matte papers.
Cyan Position EZN-T0682-C $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Magenta Position EZN-T0683-M $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Yellow Position EZN-T0684-Y $16.95 Easy B&W Neutral Tone
Note 1: Photoshop curves not required for the Easy B&W Ultratone inks.
Note 2: For printers with dual blacks, ensure that you pick either 2 Eboni Blacks or 2 Photo Blacks..

Top

EZ B&W ULTRATONE BULK INK

The MIS Ultratone ink is available in 4 oz and pint and gallon bottles. Click on the blue part number links to order.

Warm Tone Easy B&W UltraTone Ink
Position 4 oz $40.00 Pint $100.00 Gallon $600.00
Cyan Position- C EZWRM-4-C EZWRMPT-C EZWRMGL-C
Magenta Position - M EZWRM-4-M EZWRMPT-M EZWRMGL-M
Yellow Position - Y EZWRM-4-Y EZWRMPT-Y EZWRMGL-Y
Matte Black (Eboni v1.1) - K * UT-QUAD-4-K UT-QUADPT-K UT-QUADGL-K
Photo Black - PK * UT-QUAD-4-PK UT-QUADPT-PK UT-QUADGL-PK
4 Inkset with Eboni Black v1.1
Warm Tone
$160.00 $400.00 $2400.00
EZEKW4-4-SET EZEKWPT4-SET EZEKWGL4-SET
4 Inkset with Photo Black
Warm Tone
$160.00 $400.00 $2400.00
EZPKW4-4-SET EZPKWPT4-SET EZPKWGL4-SET
Note: For use with an Epson C84 or C86 printer. Print with Hahnamuhle Photo Rag, no color adjustment, best photo resolution. Does not require Photoshop curves. See Roarks notes for more info.

Neutral Tone Easy B&W UltraTone Ink
Position 4 oz $40.00 Pint $100.00 Gallon $600.00
Cyan Position- C EZNTL-4-C EZNTLPT-C EZNTLGL-C
Magenta Position - M EZNTL-4-M EZNTLPT-M EZNTLGL-M
Yellow Position - Y EZNTL-4-Y EZNTLPT-Y EZNTLGL-Y
Matte Black (Eboni v1.1) - K * UT-QUAD-4-K UT-QUADPT-K UT-QUADGL-K
Photo Black - PK * UT-QUAD-4-PK UT-QUADPT-PK UT-QUADGL-PK
4 Inkset with Eboni Black v1.1
Neutral Tone
$160.00 $400.00 $2400.00
EZEKN4-4-SET EZEKNPT4-SET EZEKNGL4-SET
4 Inkset with Photo Black
Neutral Tone
$160.00 $400.00 $2400.00
EZPKN4-4-SET EZPKNPT4-SET EZPKNGL4-SET
Note: For use with an Epson C84 or C86 printer. Print with Hahnamuhle Photo Rag, no color adjustment, best photo resolution. Does not require Photoshop curves. See Roarks notes for more info.

Top

Top

WORKFLOW INSTRUCTIONS

Making Prints with MIS EZ B&W Ultratone Inks on an Epson C84 or C86

This is EASY. Photoshop is not required. Great B&W prints can be made with any software that can print an image. There are many to choose from, Paint Shop Pro is our favorite. The inks are not variable tone inks. The Neutral inks are for making neutral prints and the Warm inks are for making warm prints.

A. C84 Settings

Start with the best image you can get. It can either be a color image or a grayscale image, it does not matter. Use the Epson printer advanced properties to make these settings...

Matte Papers

  • Print Media = Plain Paper
  • Print Quality = Best Photo
  • High Speed = Off
  • Sliders for Matte Papers = Contrast -15, Brightness -5, all others zero
  • Color Management for Matte Papers = Automatic (see print dialog)
  • Archival Paper Choice - Epson Scrapbook paper (also known at Epson UltraSmooth or PremierArt Fine Art Hot Press). For proofing or a lower cost matte paper, use Epson Enhanced Matte (not truely archival).

Glossy Papers

  • Print Media = Glossy Photo Paper
  • Print Quality = Best Photo
  • High Speed = Off
  • Sliders for Glossy Papers = Contrast -10, all others zero
  • Color Management for Matte Papers = Automatic (Don't use the ICM No Color Adjustment on the C84)

Read Paul Roark's notes he sent us when he first used the UT-EZ ink on the C84.

B. C86 Settings

Start with the best image you can get. It can either be a color image or a grayscale image, it does not matter. Use the Epson printer advanced properties to make these settings...

  • Print Media = Will vary with the paper being printed. See Pauls Recommendations.
  • Print Quality = Best Photo
  • High Speed = Off
  • Sliders = zero to start with
  • Color Management = Color Controls, gamma 1.8 unless stated otherwise

For the C86, Paul has spent some time developing detailed recommendations for a number of different papers. Click here to read his C86 Recommendations.

C. C88, C120 and WorkForce 30/40/500/600/1100 Settings

Start with the best image you can get. It can either be a color image or a grayscale image, it does not matter. Use the Epson printer advanced properties to adjust the sliders.

This workflow is a little more sophisticated than the C84 and C86 workflow. You must read and understand Roark's instructions before you will get the perfect print.

Roark's C88 Instructions
D. Going Beyond Perfect -

Try experimenting with different paper settings to see the effect. Also try moving the sliders for making minor adjustments. If the C, M, Y sliders are all moved the same amount right or left, the effect is to vary the amount of ink that is delivered to the paper.

If you use the ICM, no color adjustment settings, the prints will come out darker.

Be sure to let the print dry before judging the color or tones. If you need a good step wedge to work with, you can download the one we use.

There is an excellent forum called Digital B&W, The Print. The forum discusses all digital technologies related to making monochrome prints from digital sources, including the MIS ink sets and workflows. If you are using MIS inks or plan on using them, this is a great place to find additional information and to contact current users.

E. Information about the Inks

If you are using matte paper, then put in an Eboni black v1.1 cartridge (EZ-T0321-K). If you are using glossy or semigloss paper, put in a Photo black cartridge (EZ-T0321-PK). The 3 inks in the color cartridge do not have to change, they will work on matte or glossy papers. If you use MIS Universal black (MK), be aware that the of MK is not considered as archival.

The Ultratone inks are all extremely archival. Our tests indicate that they will far exceed 100 Wilhelm equivalent years. Take a look at the fade resistance data.

Do not mix these inks with other Non Ultratone inks. For refilling or Continuous Flow Systems, you must start with virgin empty cartridges. Provided this condition is met, no flushing or purging of the printer is needed. One or two cleaning cycles will remove any color or non Ultratone ink from inside the print head. These inks will not clog or damage your printer if you follow this advice.


Top

WHICH PAPER TO USE

  • Hahnamuhle Photo Rag
  • Epson Enhanced Matte
  • Epson Archival Matte
  • Epson Ultrasmooth or Scrapbook
  • PremierArt Fine Art Hot Press
  • PermaJet Portrait Classic
  • PermaJet Alpha
  • Moab Entrada
  • Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl & Glossy
  • Epson Photo Glossy (SO41141)
  • Epson Premium Glossy, Luster & Semigloss
  • Kirkland Glossy Photo Paper (Costco brand)


  • Top

    WHERE TO BUY ONE OF THESE PRINTERS

    Epson Stylus C86 Under $100

    Epson Stylus C88 Under $100

    The C88 replaces the similar C86 printer. The cartridges used are exactly the same, even though Epson's part numbers for the C88 carts are different, the C86 carts will work fine. The Epson Stylus C88 is the ideal multi-purpose printer for the home and home office. It makes beautiful Black & White prints using the MIS EZ B&W inks.

    MIS offers a CFS unit for this printer. There also is a refill kit available for this printer.


    Top


    Return to Ultratone Selection Page

     
    Thanksgiving Special 25% Off Click Here

    Discount Programs
    Government &
    Educational Institutions

    MIS Associates, Inc.
    www.inksupply.com
    1735 W. Highwood
    Pontiac, MI 48340
    Email: support@inksupply.com

    Join Our Newsletter
    for Promos and Coupons

    Apple, Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, IBM, Lexmark, Xerox and other manufacturer brand names and logos are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
    Any and all brand name designations or references on this site are made solely for purposes of demonstrating compatibility.
    Page Generated By host-10-0-0-105 in 13 milliseconds