Archival Inks and Inkjet Printers

Diana Horton diana-horton at UIOWA.EDU
Thu Aug 10 10:24:27 CDT 2000

I have done some checking and have learned that *all* Lexmark black ink
cartridges are waterproof.  However, they may be the only brand that has
waterproof ink. Hewlett Packard told me that their black inks are not
waterproof.  Another consideration is that Lexmark cartridges may run about
$5 higher (either black or colour) than others.

The Lexmark printer, model 5000, cited by Francois Genier has been
discontinued, and there is now a "Z" series, with the Z52 the newest
model.  The resolution on the latter is 2400 X 1200 dpi, and it prints 15
pages/min. text and 7 colour.

I have never felt comfortable to print herbarium labels with a laserjet,
because of the question of longevity, and have kept an old spinwheel
printer going instead.  However, I have to use an archaic label program
with that and this information about the availability of waterproof ink
tempts me to ditch the spinwheel and buy the Z52.  Has anyone had any
experience with this printer?  Does anyone have any comments on the pros
and cons of going with inkjet?

Many thanks!

Diana Horton
Herbarium and Biological Sciences
312 CB
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  52242-1297

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