Small Format All Black Ink KIt
- 3.00 LBS
- Calculated at Checkout
All New!-- We recently upgraded our refillable all black ink kit with new, easier to maintain ink cartridges and our handy filling station. Our new cartridges feature a membrane free tank that is more forgiving when you inevitably let them run completely dry. Our old style and 90% of the cartridges you'll find online feature a thin membrane that when you run out of ink will pull air into the membrane and you'll be forced to run numerous cleanings to get it to print again. This can be frustrating and waste time and ink. A lot of customers mistake this air in the cartridge for a head clog and take unnecessary steps to get the printer to print that can sometimes damage the printer. Our new cartridges are designed to avoid these issues.
Also included with our new ink kit is our handy filling station. Avoid frustrating spills as the filling station holds your extra ink in a secure enclosure. With the supplied syringe it makes filling your cartridges a snap. The filling station is also refillable. When you run out of ink you can refill it with our bulk ink.
Reliable and easy to use refillable cartridge set for the Epson 1400 and 1430. Our kit is completely compatible with Accurip, Film Maker, Epson Drivers or RIP Software that utilize all black cartridges.
- Easy to Use
- Cost effective - Less than $5.00 per cartridge refill
- Auto Reset Chips - so no need for a chip resetter
- Works with or without a RIP
- Ink is made in America
- 1 year warranty
- FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING
REFILLABLE ALL BLACK INK KIT
Our refillable cartridges will save you both time and money. Inevitably you'll run out of ink at the worst possible time, simply just refill the cartridges with our easy to use syringe . The cartridges have auto-reset chips so you won't have to mess around with a chip re-setter. Our UV blocking dye black ink is the the best on the market for film output. It's formulated for maximum density and fast drying. And because it is a particulate free ink it's more resistant to head clogs.
What you get in the kit:
- 1 - set of our pre-filled refillable ink cartridges with auto reset chips
- 1 - 100 ml filling station (fills around 8 additional cartridges of ink)
- 1 - Filling Syringe
More info on our products:
Set of 6 to 8 Refillable Cartridges for your Epson printer
Complete with auto-reset chips our refillable cartridges are made with a transparent plastic that will allow you to visibly see the ink levels at all times. Our unique design makes the cartridges extremely easy to refill. You just simply use the provided syringe to and our easy to follow instructions to fill the cartridges. No cumbersome tubes of a CISS bulk system.
Each cartridge comes standard with an auto reset chip that will be recognized by your Epson printer and can be reset simply by restarting the printer. This will allow you to reset the chip over and over, thus allowing you to reuse the cartridge again and again, saving you time and money.
Compatibility: Epson 1400, 1430
FD Dye Black
Our UV blocking dye ink is made right here in the good old US of A. It's the best ink on the market for film output on inkjet printers. It's specifically designed to be fast drying, scratch and fade resistant. It works with both water proof and non-water proof media.
Our dye ink not only has superior UV blocking characteristics to standard pigment inks, our bulk system dye ink is also a lot cheaper than standard inkjet cartridges.
Works With or without a RIP
Using our suggested ink setting, printing directly from your favorite art program, you can produce quality printed film right out of the box with or without a RIP.
If you haven't done so already, check out the printed film samples in the image section above. As you can see these pictures were taken on an exposure unit. The image on the top was printed with our suggested "Rich Black" ink settings from the Epson drivers. The key to getting dark films without a rip is to set your art file up as a cmyk image and set every channel to 100%. This will force the printer to print from more than just the "photo black" cartridge. Also you need to use the "Premium Presentation Paper Matte" setting from the Epson driver setting. Using our all black ink system and using these simple settings will get you really nice film.
So do you need to spend $500+ for RIP software? The answer is yes and no. If you're a smaller shop that isn't doing much in the way of fine detail or halftones then you can get away without a rip. If you're printing a lot of film and could benefit from being able to produce halftones and print spot colors then we would definitely recommend a RIP like Accurip or FilmMaker. If you look closely at the second image in the printed sample film above you will see that not only the rip will give you really dense films it will also hold the detail better.
Ink control is one of the key factors in producing high quality film. Too much ink and you gain up your image, loose detail and throw off your dot percentages. Too little ink and you'll get banding and poor screen burning. We've found that the Epson drivers are adequate for producing simple line art film. But the all black feature of Accurip or the multi black feature of FilmMaker will give you the best ink control, the ability to produce spot colors and print halftones. All of which increase the qualiy and save you time. Do we think a rip is worth the money? Yes, we do. Can you get away without it for simple line art separatiuons? Yes, absolutely.
We no longer offer any rips for sale but we recommend you purchase them from the respective manufacturers websites.
Refillable ink kit instructions for small format printers Download a copy of the instructions for the refillable ink kit for the Epson printer models 1400, R1800, R1900, 2200,.
1. Remove and discard clear rubber plug on top of cartridge.
2. Insert cartridge in the appropriate slot. Each cartridge is slot specific by color.
3. If running colored ink, run a head cleaning followed by a nozzle check from your Epson print utility software on your computer.
4. Check the nozzle check pattern. It should be a series of dashed lines. If the pattern looks broken or you can still see colored ink run an additional cleaning.
5. At this point you should be ready to print.
6. The chips are auto-reset chips which means they will reset on their own without the need for a chip resetter. Keep an eye on the ink level. If the cartridge runs out of ink fill the cartridge and go to step 2.
ACCURIP, Film Maker and Epson are trademarks of their respective companies and not affiliated with Film Direct.
All cartridges are NOT manufactured by Epson.
Being my first move to an all black ink set I was assisted with all my questions answered. This is such a great product and is so simple to install and refill. Thank you for your assistance and great product!
This product is the best
System arrived quickly and as promised.
So easy to install, I had no problem following the simple instructions.
I'm printing negatives to manufacture custom rubber stamps, made a great solid black negative. The addition of Accurip Software took it over the top.
Thanks for the wonderful product and service!
Bought this to replace my Blackmax System. I'm very please with how Opaque the ink is along with the convenience of refilling on my own.
Great customer service. Professional products.
Great system here. The auto reset chips are a huge plus. Works well with Accurip. We recently started measuring our film output with a transmission densitometer. Before the RIP and all black ink system from Film Direct, our films had a DMAX less than 2.0, with the all black ink kit and accurip DMAX = 4.7-4.8 without any running on waterproof film. Great product, highly recommended!
This was the best find works great and the price cannot be beat!!
Prints are smooth and crisp
Blackity black black prints with Accurip (did i mention refillable?!) and excellent customer service.
Worked as promised. With proper rip software I was able to get nice dark output onto my film. Thanks