Re: Replacing my old 1280 with....?
One must, ofcourse, be very careful about what I find a nice matt
deepblack, it still could dissapoint you! My advice is to get a sample and
have a look at it.
There is also more to it to decided which printer: the canon is quite
bulky/heavy (50kg) when compared to an Epson 3800, it comes with a roll
feeder which is maybe of no use to you. Also the costs of inks is to be
factored on: the canon needs 12 cartridges at around 70 euro's each.
Canned profiles for papers are also less avaible when compared to Epson.
Also do you need the 17" or is an 11" sufficient. For the price difference
you can buy a lot of paper and ink.
> Hi Huib,
> Very interesting info about the rich darks on matte paper. I have a Canon
> Pixma 4000 that we use as our "home" printer, for family snaps and school
> projects, etc. I love it. It's the second Canon we've had for that
> (the older one is also still working fine), and I've become a Canon fan
> because of it. I just have to find out though, about the UV properties of
> the inks.
> On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 10:37 AM, Huib Smeets <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I'm just reading along here, not really doing alt stuff myself, so I
>> comment on inkjet, inkts and UV properties for digital negatives.
>> I recently bought a Canon ipf5100 (17") printer. It is a nice machine
>> those that print on matt and glossy media equally as it does not require
>> any inkt swapping/purging/cleaning as with the Epsons. It's more
>> then an Epson 3800 but cheaper then the Epson 4880 model.
>> I'm very please with the deepness of the matt black inkts. I never liked
>> the matt papers from the wet darkroom but now I'm a bit in shock&awe
>> I like the matt inkjets better then prints on glossy media. Exactly the
>> other way around as with prints from the wet darkroom....
>> The printer seems also to be reasonable frugal with inks, expected more
>> ink usage.
>> Oh, and not to forget :-) great prints, great color, nobanding or any
>> other symptoms of poor design/performance.
>> The previous model (ipf500) was hampered by poor user documentation,
>> has improved a lot here, I had no trouble in setting up the printer.
>> > Hi all,
>> > I just posted this question at Hybrid, but also wanted to toss it out
>> > here,
>> > 'cause I need all the advice I can get.
>> > I haven't been around here much 'cause i've been working on an
>> > of
>> > my paintings these past few months, but now that's hanging, and I'm
>> > itching
>> > to get back to making some digital negs and photogravures. I'm also
>> > to replace my old 1280 printer.
>> > I'm thinking about the Canon 9000, 9500, or maybe even an Epson 3800.
>> > What I want to print:
>> > 1.... colorized digital negatives with PDN, for making photogravure
>> > printing
>> > plates. (My Epson 1280's inks worked great for the degree of UV
>> > need.)
>> > 2... "giclees" (i hate that word), of my paintings. Full color on
>> > surface
>> > fine art papers. Of course I want rich darks, which I worry about on a
>> > matte
>> > paper...
>> > 3... and finally, I'd like to make some b&w prints of some of my
>> > well,
>> > which I will likely work into with paint or ink or whatever.
>> > I've been reading every review and forum post I can find about these
>> > other printers, but I'm more confused than enlightened. There's just
>> > much conflicting info, and a lot of outdated info as well. Any advice
>> > you'd
>> > be
>> > willing to offer would be SO appreciated. I'm ready to order it asap,
>> > I
>> > need your guidance on what will work best for me.
>> > thanks!
>> > Susan
>> > --
>> > Susan Daly Voss
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