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RE: Choosing a printer for digi-negs


You can purchase a refurbished Epson 1800 through the Epson Clearance Center
online for $349 which includes free shipping.

Don Bryant

-----Original Message-----
From: Neal Wilson [mailto:wilsonneal@hotmail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:46 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Choosing a printer for digi-negs

I am mostly a lurker but hope a few have an opinion that can help guide me 
on choosing an inkjet printer.

I print Palladium with Na2 and experimenting with Kallitype. I have been 
using traditional 8x10 negs for about a year, using an Amergraph 
plateburner. I am interested in experimenting with a hybrid process, and 
using digitally created negs.

I'd like to find a printer in the $200-$300 range.  I don't really want to 
invest a heck of lot of $$ before I know that I like this workflow. I see 
that at one time the Epson 1280 was recommended.  I can buy one of these 
refurbished for $225.  The other recommended printers seem to be more 
expensive.  Is there anything besides a refurb'd 1280 that I should consider

in the under $300 range?

Thanks for any guidance,
Neal Wilson