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Epson 2400 vs 1800
Old 09-18-2006, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to buy another Epson printer. Are any of you printing with the 2400 ? I'm really leanning to the 2400 but most of my work is in color. I don't want to loose any quality in my color printing. I've got a BW shoot comeing up in the next couple of weeks that would pay for it Does the 1800 print better colorthen the 2400 ? The Epson site is not clear about the quality of color printing from both. They say to buy the 2400 for BW but don't say much about the color side of printing.
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Re: Epson 2400 vs 1800
Old 09-18-2006, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just retired my 2200 last week. Bought the 2400 and it prints color and BW great!

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Old 09-18-2006, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The 2400 does a very good job with color plus it does a great job with BW. I'm still learning to get a good BW print out of it. The color gamut is wider on the 1800 especially in the red and blue areas or maybe the saturation is better. The best thing is to see for yourself. Check them out side-by-side at a store like CompUSA. Often, especially on weekends, Epson will have a representative in these stores so you can talk to them and see the printers work side by side. If it weren't for my desire to create BW in addition to color, I'd have the 1800. This conclusion was reached after such an above mentioned visit. I surprised myself.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The 1800 doesn't print B&W as well and it's a bigger pain to dial in. If you print on glossy paper, the gloss optimizer on the 1800 evens out the sheen in the whites to match the sheen laid down on the rest of the print. But if you print on lustre or mat paper then it's not an issue. The 2400 doesn't have a gloss optimizer. I guess the bottom line would be: get the 1800 if you print uber-glossy prints and don't print B&W. Otherwise, get the 2400.

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Old 09-20-2006, 08:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanx guys for the info. Anyone else would be great too.
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I have had the 2400 for about 9 months now and the prints (both color & B&W) are great. I am printing on a luster paper and have been really pleased with everything. I turned color management off in the printer dialog box which made all the difference in the world.
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with my 1270 but I saving my shekles for a larger format and maybe with the announcement of the Epson 3800 I'll soon have it. I'm going to an Epson Print Academy sponsered by one of the local dealers to check it out. Look around or check out the epson site maybe there is going to be one in your area.
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