COMM: Canon printers at PRA

Discussion in 'Canon' started by k, Nov 19, 2004.

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    k Guest

    got some of the Canon printers in stock at PRA now -


    the i9950 is going for $930
    http://www.canon.com.au/products/printers/colour_bj_printers/i9950.html

    the wide format W6200 is $4900 & installation
    http://www.canon.com.au/products/printers/wide_format_printers/w6200.html

    the wide format 8200 (44 inch) is in too, but I think haggling would be the
    best way to get a price on one of these ;-)
    http://www.canon.com.au/products/printers/wide_format_printers/w8200.html



    just fired the W6200 up today and knocked out a few prints which caused a
    bit of attention, if anyone (Henrik?) would like a demo or has something
    they're proud of that they'd like to knock out, stop in and see me some time

    karl
    PRA, 63 Newcastle Street Perth
    our crappy website:
    www.praimaging.com.au
    harassing emails can be sent directly to me at karl.pra at iinet.net.au
     
    k, Nov 19, 2004
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    Henrik Tived Guest

    Hi Karl,

    are you going to run off some test prints for me with some known images?
    the 6200 sounds really nice!

    Henrik

    PS: have you got a 1DsMkII in yet?
     
    Henrik Tived, Nov 20, 2004
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    k Guest

    | Hi Karl,
    |
    | are you going to run off some test prints for me with some known images?
    | the 6200 sounds really nice!

    souds like a plan :)


    | PS: have you got a 1DsMkII in yet?

    hahahaha

    er, sorry..

    ask Brendan ;-)

    k
     
    k, Nov 20, 2004
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    Ryadia Guest

    Don't fall for it Henrik.
    If you intend to get wider than your Epson, go the HP designjet 130. I did
    and it's prints are magnificient. More vibrant than the Epson and the
    printer is half the price. The inks are more economical too. I looked at the
    Canons seriously and they don't cut the mustard (pun). The HP is slower than
    the Canon for sure but at $2700 *WITH* full ink tanks, it's worth the extra
    print time for all the other positives.

    DJ.
     
    Ryadia, Nov 20, 2004
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    k Guest

    | Don't fall for it Henrik.
    | If you intend to get wider than your Epson, go the HP designjet 130. I did
    | and it's prints are magnificient. More vibrant than the Epson and the
    | printer is half the price. The inks are more economical too. I looked at
    the
    | Canons seriously and they don't cut the mustard (pun). The HP is slower
    than
    | the Canon for sure but at $2700 *WITH* full ink tanks, it's worth the
    extra
    | print time for all the other positives.



    the HP's are nice (we don't stock them though, I was just tossing up the
    Canon price for anyone who was considering them ;-) but just doing a
    comparison here -

    canon comes with inks as well :)
    canon 130ml ink carts Vs HP 69ml and 28ml carts
    Canon network card included V HP optional extra ($450ish)
    Canon included roll feeder V HP optional extra (around $540)
    plus the option HP extra spindle holder (around $80)

    add the additional inks to take it closer to the canon volumes
    ( comes to roughly an additional $389)

    we're now up to $4160ish and closer to the Canon specs..
    though the canon doesn't have a sheetfeed hopper which
    the HP does (a BIG plus to my thinking for HP)

    consumable ink prices for the Canon are around $110 for 130ml
    HP are around $50 for 28ml, $60 for the 69ml

    so to compare ink costs, Y, lC, lM, K = 69ml while M + C = 28ml
    canon are all 130ml at $110 each

    comparing apples to apples here, 780ml of inks for the canon = $660
    HP inks run to around $684 for the same amount.. not bad !

    of course printheads for the HP's are around $54 per unit too but I wouldn't
    know how to work these into the equation, maybe an additional cost.. ? if
    not then you could do 30 full ink changes on the canon before you'd break
    even and start making savings over the HP. That's a heck of a lot of prints
    (!)


    The HP's are certainly worth considering that's for sure, but again for
    anyone thinking about the Canons, our price is still a good one :)

    k
     
    k, Nov 21, 2004
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    Wolf359 Guest

    Slightly off topic - I saw a second hand Canon i850 for $65 in Perth.
    Cetainly have a good rep for an old printer - so if anyone is interested
    email me and I will pass on where it is.
     
    Wolf359, Nov 21, 2004
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    BenOne© Guest

    I'm surprised these haven't come down in price yet. I paid $850 at Harris
    Technology the first week they came out. It was a sale price, but I can't
    imagine it was below cost.
     
    BenOne©, Nov 21, 2004
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