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Old 08-03-2007, 06:57   #1 (permalink)
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best a3+ photo printer?

Hows it going?-Im new to this site, I was wondering if anyone had any information on the latest a3+ photo printers, I have been considering the epson r1800 for its long lasting prints and ability to print on roll paper-allowing 44" long panoramic prints-I also wont to do black n white prints-does anyone know if epson are planning on releasing a new model any time soon? as i understand this printer is a few years old and wondered if a new model was out-I have considered the r2400 which is said to be better for black n white but still very good for color-I just wish it had the roll feed for large panoramic prints-any advice on these printers or alternatives would be a big help.
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Re: best a3+ photo printer?

Hi mountain wilderness and welcome to Pixalo

There have been a couple of threads on this subject recently

http://www.pixalo.com/community/comp...1800-9904.html

and also check out the Equipment review section as Gary has done a write up on the Canon 9000 there too.

If you have any addition questions or thoughts please post them here and we'll do our best to answer them
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Thankyou very kindly...
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Re: best a3+ photo printer?

I can't comment on the Canon, but from seeing Mono prints on the Epson R2400 they are outstanding

Upon visiting a dedicated Monochrome Photography club once, I aslo found mosts memebrs had chosen the R2400 for Mono printing. I can't comment on the colour capabilities though.

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Re: best a3+ photo printer?

Cheers Dave, I have no doubt about the r2400s mono capabilities but wonder about the color prints compared to the r1800?-I also like the 44" panoramic print capabilities from the r1800-does anyone know of a printer which is good at both and does panoramics as well?
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Cheers Dave, I have no doubt about the r2400s mono capabilities but wonder about the color prints compared to the r1800?-I also like the 44" panoramic print capabilities from the r1800-does anyone know of a printer which is good at both and does panoramics as well?
That's the million dollar question...your needs sound exactly the same as mine but I also would require that which ever printer it was could also print both black & white or colour without having to change cartridges and flush ink lines. The cost of genuine inks is ridiculous as it is without being forced to flush away quantities just to print in mono or colour (depending on your last print).

My search has so far not returned anything that fits all of my needs
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Re: best a3+ photo printer?

never mind but thanks anyway-I will do some more looking an see what i can find out
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Please let us know what you find out and if you decide on something I would be very interested to know what

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Re: best a3+ photo printer?

I use the i9900 and the r1800 both. I only use the i9900 on water color paper, does very well. the r1800 for glossy and matte papers. I remember that when I frist got them that I had to work with the epson for mono and the setting. I print mono in rgb mode and seem to get better results with the greys then my other choice of selecting print with black ink. Haven't had that problem of a color cast sence then, maybe a quirk thing when it was new. I keep notes in my printer cabnet so I don't forget any settings. At one time I did alot of color prints for a group of clowns, thats when I adopted the canon for water color, I was never able to make better prints on the epson. They looked almost 3-D. I know off topic, but printer talk is good.
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...., but printer talk is good.
Couldn't agree more .... printer profiles completely baffle me & the selction of printers is just
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Mountain wilderness- Have a look at the Epson 3800. I think personally it is the best mono/colour printer (whitin a reasonable price range) epson has released yet. The mono prints are nothing short of breath taking. I also have a canon i9950. The colour gamut produced by the epson surpasses that of the canon quite easily in my opinion. The 3800 doesnt have provision for a roll, however the driver allows for prints 17 in wide by 37.4 in long. I have a roll of hahnemuehle photo rag and the panoramas this produces are quite spectacular. I got the paper cut into lengths at a local printers. These panoramas can only be achieved from the rear feed option on the printer....doesnt work any other way!!!!

The printer is big.....enough said.

The 3800 has 9 ink tanks(called a tank because it has 80mls ink) which includes three blacks for different papers/effects etc. I think these extra blacks and the overall quality of the ultrachrome inks allow for metarism free prints. The tanks are priced around the $100 Australian dollars. The printer cost me $1650 Australian. I know companies charge outragous amounts for ink but taking these figure into account the printer really only cost $750 Australian which is about $250 pounds...someone correct me if im wrong, I was wrong once before.....mistaken I think.

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I would love to have that printer, have looked it over,,,just can't justify it now,,oh
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My initial experiences with the R2400 have been very promising. Both colour and monochrome are very good.

The one negative so far is don't use Kodak paper - the banding on that was significant.

I have discovered that Epson will take back the ink cartridges for recycling so at least (I) don't put them direct to landfill.
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I had made my mind up on buying an Epson R2400, but Canon has just launched their Pixma Pro 9500, so now am waiting for a review to help me decide. Everyone raves about the Epson and I have an Epson now, but this Canon has 10 inks and no swapping over of tanks for b&w or colour.

So a bit of a dilemma! Epson retails aroun £480 and Canon £600.

Epson is 18months old, but tried and tested, Canon is latest technology....

How is a consumer to decide?

All comments appreciated!

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