With the cost of the R1400 down to $179.00 after rebates, I'm wondering about converting one to a BW printer. Does anyone have up-to-date info or directions on where to start. Is this printer a good candidate for such a project?
The most knowledgeable and expert individual on this is Paul Roark, and the ink and like support for it is available from MIS Associatiates. Go to:
Thanks for the information. I have looked at these sights and put them in my
Bookmarks. After doing a little research on them last night I've decided to press forward with this project. B&W is always fun because of the shady characters involved in the plot.
I agree that there are some pitfalls to avoid that can take you on dead-end detours. Making B&W printing work as well as it can is not easy because the support Epson, Canon and HP offer is limited to expensive high-end printers, and involves always the use of color inks to make B&W prints (which is a decided disadvantage). Using all black ink like that produced by MIS Associates achieves a higher ideal of B&W printing.
Paul Roark is an attorney who is a dedicated B&W enthusiast, does research and a lot of the development of conversion of printers to dedicated B&W as well as formulating inks that MIS Associates produce.
In other words he is one of us and can be trusted implicitly, in part because he volunteers his time and effort and does not profit from any of it except the gorgeous prints he sells through galleries.
If you have a question you cannot find an answer to, send Paul Roark an e-mail through his web site and he will answer as best he can I am sure.