Thak you all in advance.
Whether it is wise to use third party inks is something you have to decide yourself.
The Epson magenta changed, if I recall it correctly, with the 9800 generation and third party suppliers could not match it anymore. Vivid Magenta was the next step. They probably load more pigment in the ink to overcome that. I think almost all inkjet pigment inks are encapsulated one way or another but that is not solving gloss differential in total.
And Neomark claims to have encapsulated pigment particles in their ink.http://neomark.net/pigment.html
And if you look at the right side of this page, you may be surprised:http://neomark.net/
The larger tanks of Epson and Canon have a lower price per ML than the 3800 carts have. That could be a strategy too.
Met vriendelijke groet, Ernsthttp://www.pigment-print.com/spectralplots/spectrumviz_1.htm
400+ inkjet paper white spectral plots, October 2012:
NEW added: Tetenal-Mitsubishi, NEW halfway: Kodak-Bonjet,
NEW to do: Permajet-FelixSchoeller-Sihl
Would like to get samples: InkPress-JonCone