recommendations for photo printer

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris H, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    You forgot to realize that those are people who READ some information
    elsewhere to decide to do the test their own, and they report what they run
    into. Of course they don't have or need software to do the brench mark, or
    they need some technical information which won't serve them.

    Now back to your printer, even I don't own any Canon printer but these are
    what you may want to look at.

    - Since most inkjett, laser, thermal etc. printers share similar basic
    standard design so unless you look for some specific design to fit your
    desk, to save room etc..

    - Number of ink cartridge, sepatate or all in single cartridge etc..

    - If the printer head built into the ink cartridge or printer

    - Does it have ink clog problem

    - The cost of ink cartrige, if it works with all photo papers.

    - Photo and Text printing quality

    - Or how fast it print photo or text

    Something like that and you should be able to get the feedback from many
    owners. You don't need to read the commercial review which usually don't
    give much detail on those, or not very true because the One Man Opinion may
    not know others well enough to share the difference (even if s/he wants to).
     
    Joel, Sep 1, 2008
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  2. Chris H

    Peter Guest


    Last time I looked three decades is thirty years and the concept of Usenet
    first started in 1979 and first released to the public in 1982.

    For a more complete history read:
    http://tldp.org/LDP/nag/node256.html
     
    Peter, Sep 1, 2008
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  3. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    The problem we have here that some of us don't do lot of thinking and that
    is part of the problems we have. Yes, I do agree that none software
    measurement indicator are 100% correct, but can be reliable (if you read
    Epson got sued and lost about the INK indicator). Or the software won't
    stick its nose to the ink to measure how much it has left, but it calculates
    by how many time the TEXT, COLOR's, PHOTO, TIME etc. been printed then give
    the calculated result. I agree there may be some error especially for the
    safety and $$$$ they should warn the owner before the ink runs out which can
    cause damage to printer head, and they will sale more ink etc..

    And the OWNER should learn to use his/her own brain to solve his/her own
    issue. Or me, I continue to print *after* the Epson reports some color is
    emptied, and NO I don't need to count how many extra page after the report
    but how my EYES please with the result.

    And that's one of many problems I don't have to deal with so I often won't
    whine because I just need to learn to solve my own problem.
     
    Joel, Sep 1, 2008
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  4. Chris H

    Peter Guest

    I have friends who had been quite satisfied with Media Street, though AFAIK
    the company no longer makes a continuous ink system for many Epson models.

    When the price of ink exceeds $1,000 per gallon, I will look closely at the
    costs., consistent with quality.

    No question about that.
     
    Peter, Sep 1, 2008
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  5. Chris H

    Cats Guest

    The problem is knowing who is who - though I would hope the
    professional users provide fuller reviews. However I still place a
    lot of store on group tests, where competing products are clearly and
    fairly compared.
     
    Cats, Sep 1, 2008
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  6. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    Thanks for the confirmation! and just incase you need to know more we were
    communicating with each other via modem much sooner than 1979. So, if you
    have anything to against me then you may need to try harder (using your very
    own experience instead of shooting blank).
     
    Joel, Sep 1, 2008
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  7. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    I afraid that right now we have lot more companies not just making the CIS
    for Epson but just about all current printer manufacture. And I hope the
    newer one is better than older which I had CIS many years ago and had quite
    abit of problem which I stopped using after 2-3 months trying to fight the
    AIR problem.

    And now many companies selling CIS and refillable ink cartridge which may
    work even better than CIS.. I am just guessing as I never have these
    refillable ink cartridge to share my own experience. And as usual, I
    probably will have to give the Refillable Ink Cartridge a try as I never
    can't be happy without trying out myself.
     
    Joel, Sep 1, 2008
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  8. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message <48bc23c4$1$16325$-secrets.com>, Peter
    1972 at a meeting in the University of Sussex
     
    Chris H, Sep 1, 2008
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  9. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    I have the "guest list" for that NATO meeting (as a NATO document) at
    which there were members of the US, UK, France and Canada. I also have
    the account as written by some one who was there.

    That meeting "kicked off" the internat. Though clearly as it was a
    meeting about the idea of the Internet people had clearly been thinking
    about it for a while before that. Probably late 1971 or early 1972.

    It was a multinational affair.

    France, Canada and the UK had networks too at the same time. Some of the
    critical technology as trailed in the ARPA net came from France and the
    NPL in the UK.

    Due to the usual Official Secrets etc the UK (as usual) kept quiet about
    it's involvement.

    I have no idea why it was the University of Sussex.

    The person who I know who was there had email (between countries) from
    late 1972. Though it was not a public service at that point
     
    Chris H, Sep 2, 2008
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  10. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    Me? I don't know much about the NATO and others, and didn't have offline
    email until hmmm late 70's may be or early 80's (can't remember). But I
    started modeming around late 60's (69?) when many systems were available and
    kicking strong.

    Hehehe I knew Pete tried to score some political point by pasting the
    information he got from internet (it would be nice if he shares his own
    experience instead), but he missed the main point by a hair <bg>
     
    Joel, Sep 2, 2008
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  11. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Likewise... Remember Fido?
     
    Chris H, Sep 2, 2008
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  12. Chris H

    Cats Guest

    <snip>

    I remember many years ago a group of us at a University bar thinking
    we would stop drinking if beer ever hit 50p / pint! Never say never,
    or anything similar....
     
    Cats, Sep 2, 2008
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  13. Chris H

    Cats Guest

    <snip>

    No, you *believe*. Belief and knowledge are two quite different
    things.
     
    Cats, Sep 2, 2008
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  14. Chris H

    Peter Guest


    I have nothing against you. I merely pointed out an inaccuracy. Heck, I'll
    even buy you a coffee or beer at PhotoExpo.
     
    Peter, Sep 3, 2008
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  15. Chris H

    Peter Guest


    I'm just a newbie. Only started with computers when the Apple II became
    available. Then it was Delphi, using GOPHER and CompuServe/
     
    Peter, Sep 3, 2008
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  16. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    Yup! I do remember FIDO, Usenet, RIME, PC-Relay, and few others, and
    before those I just login some Unix and read online.
     
    Joel, Sep 3, 2008
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  17. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    I am so glad you know the difference.
     
    Joel, Sep 3, 2008
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  18. Chris H

    Peter Guest

    <snip>

    I remember many years ago a group of us at a University bar thinking
    we would stop drinking if beer ever hit 50p / pint! Never say never,
    or anything similar....


    The price of ink now well exceeds that price. Just do the math. Even worse
    some systems, indicate the cartridge is empty when there is still lots of
    usable ink available
     
    Peter, Sep 3, 2008
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  19. Chris H

    Cats Guest

    This is starting to sound a bit like the 'Two Ronnies' sketch where
    they are competing to have the most deprived upbringing.
     
    Cats, Sep 3, 2008
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  20. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    In message

    That's nothing when we started we transferred images by telegraph
    spelling out each bit as a one or a zero... If we made a single
    mistake we had to start again. Took three weeks to send s single
    picture.

    And you tell the kids these days and the don't believe it!
     
    Chris H, Sep 3, 2008
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