Users of the Epson Photo R3000 can now enjoy the performance and cost savings benefits of running the award winning Cave Paint pigment inks by using the new refillable cartridge system from Ink2image. Savings from using the Cave Paint inks run in excess of 70% compared to normal cartridges. The refillable cartridge kit consists of two sets of specially developed refill cartridges with auto reset chips, nine 4 oz bottles of Cave Paint Elite Enhanced pigment inks, and all necessary filling accessories. Refilling is quick and easy, and is simply a matter of injecting ink through the cartridge fill hole using the included syringes. The refillable cartridges are fitted with auto reset ink monitor chips that do not require the use of a manual chip resetter, and simply reset to full each time a cartridge runs empty and is refilled. The Ink2image cartridges can be refilled many times but will eventually show signs of wear at the ink exit port seal. Replacement cartridges are available at the low cost of $ 10.00 each when this occurs.
The Ink2image Cave Paint Elite Enhanced pigment inks supplied with the kit are color matched to the original Epson Ultrachrome K3 Vivid ink so existing color settings and profiles can be used. The Elite Enhanced inks also feature the same archival life, low bronzing, and clog free performance as the original inks. The cost savings from using the Ink2image refillable cartridge kit are quite significant. The kits ship with a 4 oz bottle of each ink color and costs $ 360.00. A 4 oz bottle contains the same amount of ink as 4.6 original cartridges, so the kit has the equivalent amount of ink as contained in 41.4 cartridges. With Epson cartridges for the R3000 costing $ 31.49 each, this means that the Ink2image refillable cartridge kit includes the same amount of ink as contained in $ 1,303.68 worth of original cartridges, an immediate saving of $ 943.68. Ongoing savings are even higher with a 4 oz refill bottle of Cave Paint Elite Enhanced ink costing $ 27.50 compared to $ 144.85 for the same amount of ink in original cartridges, a saving in excess of 80%.
A kit without inks is also available that includes one set of empty refillable cartridges along with filling syringes and instructions.
All prices are in USD.