printer recommendation wanted

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by no one special, May 17, 2008.

  1. Hi all,
    My Epson 1280 finally crapped out.

    I make prints of wifey's art works using photoshop and this printer.

    The main consideration is both archival and waterproof ink.

    The larger format is nice but not entirely necessary.

    Are their any recommendations for a replacement based on your

    no one special, May 17, 2008
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    Mike Russell Guest

    Weel - my experience was similar, with the 1270, which died with a magenta
    jet failure about a year ago, after only four years of use. I did some
    math, and figured out I could order a large format 20x30 inch print ($15
    qty 1 including shipping) each week for $760, roughly the initial cost of a
    new Epson. Keeping it in ink and paper adds another couple of years, after
    which time the Epson's jets go out again and you can repeat the equation.

    The fact that Fuji prints are chromagenic, and 20x30 is very much larger
    than 13x19 are icing on the cake.

    So I went with a cheap HP combo printer, and use it for smaller prints, up
    to borderless letter size, and farm out my large format prints.

    OTOH, the new higher gamut Epsons look pretty sweet. They are pigment
    based, so will not fade like the 1270/1280 dye technology. Buy Epson stock
    too and recoup some of your ink costs.
    Mike Russell, May 17, 2008
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    KatWoman Guest

    replaced my 1270 with the R1800- I like it so far

    heads change with the inks
    KatWoman, May 18, 2008
  4. I just ordered a R1900
    I'll report back when I test it.

    no one special, May 18, 2008
  5. I've been using the Epson R1900 for a week now. I love it. It took
    off matching my monitor which is controled by the Huey.
    I am very pleased.

    no one special, May 30, 2008
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