Thanks for your article in the February 2008 issue of Shutterbug on Paul Roark's B&W printing method with carbon inks.
I've been struggling along with a very consumer-oriented 6-ink printer, and the R800 and R1800 were already on my wish list. While I would love to have the larger print-size capability of the R1800, I'll probably go with the R800 for space reasons, and because, honestly, I rarely actually need to make larger prints. With its ability to print up to 44 inches on roll paper, the R800 should make very nice panoramas, too. (Unfortunately, the R1800 appears to have been discontinued by Epson, although there seem still to be some in stores at extremely attractive prices - barely more than the R800.)
My concern about using the carbon-based black inks is that I've always really preferred glossy prints (or at least, in traditional terms, prints made on unferrotyped glossy paper). Do you know of any papers that would provide this look and be compatible with the Eboni inks? Perhaps Ilford's Galerie Gold Fibre Silk baryta-based paper?
Thanks again for all your articles; I always read them first!