When should I use the optional Matte Black ink cartridge?

  • You'll get the best results when printing black text or black & white images in color mode using the optional Matte Black ink cartridge. The Photo Black and optional Matte Black ink cartridges are compatible with different paper types and Print Quality settings, as described below.

    Highest compatible Print Quality
    Highest compatible print quality for this paper type dpi with Photo Blackdpi with Matte Black
    Plain paper720 dpi720 dpi
    EPSON Premium Bright White Ink Jet Paper 720 dpi720 dpi
    EPSON Enhanced Matte Ink Jet Paper 2880 dpi2880 dpi
    EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper 2880 dpi* Not compatible
    EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper 2880 dpi* Not compatible
    EPSON Watercolor Paper - Radiant White 2880 dpi2880 dpi
    EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper 2880 dpi* Not compatible
    EPSON Velvet Fine Art Paper 2880 dpi2880 dpi
    * The Matte Black ink cartridge is not compatible with these paper types. You can't select these as the Media Type setting in your printer software.
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