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Old 01-01-2004, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just told by B&H that the black ink cartridge for my old trusty Photo EX has been discontinued. Any recommendations for a new printer? I use it for proofing, and prints. Anyone using any other brand name printers with success??
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Old 01-01-2004, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just bought a new Canon i560s printer after my Epson Stylus died. I just loved my Espon printer. Being a full time computer salesman I got to know this printer epson line well. They have a couple of design flaws that make them difficult at times. I tried a couple of HP printers out before I bought the Canon. I just don't like the way the HP does photos. I am just a beginner, but I know what I like to look at and what I don't. I was really amazed and pleased with he Canon. The i560 is kind of the starter model. They have better models in this series as you move up. Canon has develeoped a new ink flow technology that really makes the printer out print the other brands....even the Epson. Best of all the Ink is cheaper. I can replace a color for about 5.00. Photo inks are around 9.00. I suggest checking out the Canon website.
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I have a an Espon 785 and a 1280. The use the same engine. I do color proofs with the 785 and B&W archival prints with the 1280. I have been using MIS Associates inks (http://www.inksupply.com/) with great success. The 1280 is still available on the EPSON refurbished site for $339 with free shipping. The 1280 has a 13 inch printer width. The 785 has an 8 inch printer width, uses the same engine and can often be found on EBAY for $100-200. MIS Associates has a wide variety of aftermarket inks for both printers including several archival B&W sets that are great. Hope this helps.

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I have been buying, and using, cartridges for my Epson printer from Tecworks in North Carolina for a number years without any problems. Check out their web site at Tecworks click inkjet>Epson.

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Old 01-01-2004, 03:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Epson 1280. Youn can print 11X14's, not too expensive and allows the use of black ink only to print black and white prints.

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Old 01-01-2004, 08:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mark,
Thanks for the information, I am looking into the 1280.....
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Old 01-03-2004, 03:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Go Canon. I don't care for Epson - almost everyone I know with a 2200 fights the thing all the time. And Epson has been caught doing things like putting chips in cartridges that shut them off after a certain number of prints -- whether they're empty or not. And they are notoriously unhelpful if you're using non-Epson inks and papers.

I have been a Canon fan for a while. The printer takes almost any media I push through it. And as someone said above -- the inks are around $10 a cartridge for the "6" series inks and last forever. When I first bought my S800 two years ago I bought 6 of the black cartridges because I was planning to make a bunch of inkjet prints to go in a bin at a show I was in. I still have 2 of those original 6.... And I did all the show prints and plenty more since them.

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Something that takes quite a bit of black ink....
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Old 01-05-2004, 08:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Bob,
Thanks for the information, I will certainly check out Canon. The specs on their I-9100 seem to be exactly what I need. I value your experience....We met briefly at Philly one and two..

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Bob,

Not to argue but could you tell us the names or have them email me of the "almost everyone I know with a 2200 fights the thing all the time" because I have had NO TROUBLE out of the 2200 from day one till day now. I feel that this falls under the old Nikon vs Canon..studio vs ambient light..type of arguments... I hear people go well Ive got "friends" who have problems with it...but never see anyone going "I have a problem with it"...

With a calibrated monitor...profiles and the right paper...my 2200 continues to produce just what I need. AND there is two other 2200's in ym studio owned by studiomates who have no trouble with thiers either. And thier portfolios have gone to numerious magazines and agencies...with 11x14's printed on a 2200...

Bob, wasnt an attack at you ,just a different viewpoint is all...


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Rick

I appreciate the perspective. I am sure that people can gum up Canon printers too!

I just don't like Epson's attitude. You are more self-sufficient (and proficient) than most here -- so the bad attitude wouldn't effect your ability to make prints.

Thanks
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