We have a Colorspan 72UVX. It's just over 7 years old, and we've had a lot of problems, but it still runs and puts out acceptable print quality. It's the only flatbed printer we have, and the vast majority of our work goes through it. Now we've been told that HP is going to discontinue the ink used in the machine. There are third party alternatives for some other brands/printers, but we haven't been able to find an alternative for the 72UVX. Grimco has told us they are looking for an alternative, but they've been look for months now with no luck. I had another vendor tell me there would never be an alternative due to copyright issues. Can anyone confirm that there is no alternative, or tell me if there is an alternative? We've been talking about a new printer on-and-off for a year or so now, but now it seems we're being forced to buy one. The life of the ink is about 15 months (15 months between manufacture date and "warranty ends" date), so even if I stockpile it we've only got until the end of 2014.