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Re: Alternative to Epson 3800


If price is a consideration you might want to look at a used or refurbished Epson 1280 or 2200. Both of these printers have a good reputation for making good digital negatives. The 1280 is in fact still available new at the Epson web site in spite of the fact that it has been on the market longer than any current printer. I have the 2200 and have been very satisfied with it for printing in carbon, kallitype and pt./pd.

In the less than $600 range, (street price), look at the Epson R1800 and the HP B9180.

I have assume you want at least a 13" wide printer. If not, there are other much less expensive alternatives.


At 2:02 PM -0700 3/13/07, George L Smyth wrote:
I am looking for a printer that will allow me to create digital negatives, but
$1,300 for an Epson 3800 (plus 9 ink cartridges at $14 each) is more than a
little out of my range.

Any affordable suggestions for such a printer?

Cheers -



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