Professional inkjet solutions

    Just a note to say how great your refillable ink cartridges are, I have used different styles and I must say that this is by far the easiest to use and to look after. I will be saving time as well as money thank you, a great product.

    - Paul, California

    I’ve just installed your Marrutt refillable cartridge system in my Epson R3000 printer, and I’m very pleased indeed with both the ease of installation and quality of my prints.

    - Mary Bernard, Kentucky

    I changed to the Marrutt Pro Ink set and the RCS system about four months ago and have been delighted with the much greater brilliance and tonal range given by this combination.

    - Marysia Higgins, PP Photography

    Thank you so much for your help and advice in getting my Epson R2400 Printer set up with the Marrutt RCS. The difference it makes compared to the printer when using Original Epson ink cartridges has to be experienced to be believed.

    - Brian Abbott, Iowa

    I would like to say that I am impressed with the engineering of your Refillable Cartridge System. It looks robust and is working like a dream.

    - Diana Driver, South Carolina

    I am getting on very well with my Epson 9900 with your CIS system. I am using your Marrutt Pro inks and the colors are superb! Thank you again!

    - Gary, New York

    Delighted with my RCS for my Epson R2880 it is running really well and is producing great prints.

    - Richard Earney, North Dakota

    Very pleased with the whole set up. My Epson R3000 runs like a dream and I can’t thank you enough for the money saved! Turned my business around!

    - Stevie Parler, Alaska

    Epson R2000 RCS installed with no problems, was really easy compared to old system. I can honestly say these are the best prints I have ever produced.

    - Hank, Missouri

    Just a note to say how great your refillable ink cartridges are, I have used different styles and I must say that this is by far the easiest to use and to look after. I will be saving time as well as money thank you!

    - Paul Hawkes, California

Maintain High Print Standards!

We support thousands of professional and keen enthusiast photographers around the globe who receive our telephone and online support.

From our experience and customer feedback, we've pin pointed 4 key areas that you need to take into considerations to keep your printing standards high and frustration levels to an all time low!

Contents (click to jump):


Download & print our free color and black & white calibration image (below), does your print show ...

1. A good deep rich black?
2. A clean pure white point? (paper tone).
3. The correct colour saturation?
4. Smooth color graduations?
5. Accurate neutrals?
6. Correct density?
7. Correct contrast?
8. Crisp, accurate reproduction?
9. Consistency when repeat print runs?
10. Reliable printing over a period of time?

...Instantly download our calibration JPEG to print out, and we can send you a FREE accurate calibration print, to compare your print to our own. - all regular Marrutt customers are entitled to FREE custom printer profiles at any time, so if your printer color accuracy is not up to scratch, contact us to re-profile immediately.

Click Here to Download the Calibration Print


When should you use Wi-Fi and when should you use a cable?

Recent phone and online chat technical support conversations are detecting a new trend in the way inkjet printers are being used:-

Many new wi-fi compatible inkjet printers are being connected up via wireless internet only, with no USB or Ethernet printer cable connection at all!

This configuration works fine for smartphone image printing, up to (say) 5" x 7" to an acceptable standard, but to achieve full image print quality to professional colour and black & white level, you must connect your printer via USB cable or firewire if available.

We have seen a number of customers trying to create a custom profile test target via a wi-fi printer connection! Ensure that you use printer cable connection, and that you use a printer driver installed via a cable, NOT via wi-fi.


On screen, a photo from a smartphone looks as good as a photo from a DSLR so surely the print will be the same ...

The latest generation of smartphones really do appear awesome, and appear to pose a real threat to the digital photography status quo BUT - keep things in perspective (!).....

Marrutt use the very latest iPhone 7 plus with maximum available features, and yes, for stills and 4K video on webpages it is truly impressive. Printing up to 5" x 7" is great....BUT

Once we attempt to print to professional colour or monochrome at 10" x 8" to A2, we revert to our Canon 5D MK III.

Comparing image outputs on the computer monitor shows little difference - viewing at 72ppi brings both images down to a low average.

Printing out on a custom profiled printer at A4, A3 or A2 to 5760dpi (no high speed) reveals the significant quality image - the larger you print, the bigger the difference.

So in addition to the advantages of the hugely superior optics (lenses) and control advantages of your DSLR, for print output higher than 5" x 7", at present, in our opinion, the DSLR wins hands down!


From the materials you use to the handling of your finished print, avoid these common pitfalls ...

1. Running out of ink - check and top up your inks every week.

2. Printing without first running a nozzle check - check your printer at least once a week.

3. Printing with an out of date custom profile - if your printer profiles are over 6 months old, check you printing accuracy against our colour-checker print, and re-profile if required.

4. Printing too fast - We always print on the highest resolution available, with no high speed. Faster printing is fine for big production jobs, but watch your print quality when a faster print speed is selected.

5. Over-sharpening or over-adjusting in PhotoShop / Lightroom - Don't fall into the trap of unsharp masking until your image looks sharp on your monitor - they all look soft at 72ppi! Also remember that many monitors are sluggish to respond to fine subtle adjustments, and often encourage you to over-adjust!
- try printing out an un-adjusted image straight from your camera - you should be pleasantly surprised with the clarity and accuracy of your image!

6. Handling your prints too soon after printing - allow a few minutes for your prints to settle.

7. Leaving your inkjet paper box open - preserve the correct water content and eliminate dust by replacing your paper box lid between printing sessions.

8. Keep you ink funnels and syringes clean - immediately after use, wash out with running tap water until the water runs clear, air dry, then store in a dust-free container.

9. Close you inkjet printer covers after printing, and put a dust cover over your printer overnight (sheet of bubble-wrap is ideal for this).

10. Don't use old or out of date materials or equipment - check your dates on inks, and don't be tempted to use very old, faded inkjet papers. Do not make this common mistake; If your old printer fails to provide reliable, professional quality prints after basic maintenance, rather than spend on an expensive repair, seriously consider replacing this with a new model. There will be a good chance that once an older printer is repaired, an unrelated area of the printer will go wrong soon after. Modern Epson printers represent great value, often with full large capacity ink cartridges included in the price. Provide some brief requirements (type of printing, size of prints etc) below and we will provide recommendations.


The above represents opinions and customer feedback only, and is subject to the usual caveats; if you have alternative advice or extra information for us, please use the feedback forms above.