Is anyone using a Piezographic ink set alongside Epson inks? If so I'd appreciate your thoughts on how the two compare for monochrome.
I used to use Piezographic inks, but I ran out of patience with trying to keep them clog free, now I just use an Epson 2400 with an ImagePrint RIP. Recently I reprinted some older shots with the 2400 and compared them with the original Piezographic prints, I have to say the Piezographic prints seem to have the edge. So I'd like to hear from other photographers who have done side by side monochrome comparisons between the two.
My experience was that MIS's UltraTone inks might have had an advantage over what I get from Epson's K3 inks, but it was so awful to keep the printer running with the UT inks that I quickly gave up. If I'm hanging a show and I can't get my prints finished on time, it doesn't really matter how good the ones that are finished look.
That aside, I find that paper selection is hugely important in how good K3 prints look. The prints that I made early on with my 2400 (on Epson Enhanced Matte, Premium Glossy and Premium Lustre) don't hold up against the ones I make now on Pictorico White Film or Silver Rag.