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Been searching on the web but didn't found conclusive answers. Looking for help:

Is there more than one type of UV inks?

If so, what's the best type of UV ink to use on a regular Epson printer without modifications?

I'm assuming that you can use UV inks on a Epson printer (Ex. R1800, 1400, L805) without any modification, is this true?

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"Is there more than one type of UV inks? "
NO, there are
- flexible ink for flexible media - AKA soft ink and

- hard ink for non-flexible media, like glass and metal.

 

"what's the best type of UV ink to use on a regular Epson printer?"
NONE as long as you don't have a UV-LED to cure it. UV ink never dries - well, it would if you put it in the sun (UV ray). But till then it won't. 

If you installed UV-LEDs - it depends on that you print on. 

"without any modification, is this true?"
NO, an L805 has no UV-LED build in.

 

I hope that helps.

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On 8/8/2020 at 9:48 PM, fotosdeoro said:

Hello, from what I have read in the forum, 
you have to change the ink containers, hoses, 
dampers and everything that has contact with the common ink, 
since the uv ink eats it ... 
some models have a resistant head to uv ink, others not.

You have to replace clear tanks and hoses for black ones to make then "UV-tight"

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