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Old 03-31-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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A really thorough review of the new Epson R1800:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...800/page_1.htm


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Old 03-31-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
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A really thorough review of the new Epson R1800:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...800/page_1.htm


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Thanks, Terrie. That's a very useful review. I read it from start to finish (although I skipped through the printer drivers a little sketchily).

   
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Thanks, Terrie. That's a very useful review.
I think that’s the same guy who wrote so brilliantly about the 2000 that I was drooling on the keyboard and panting to buy. It wasn’t actually available here at that time, though, and that combined with my normal tendency to procrastinate saved me a lot of money.

But I still would like to have one of those nice big printers that use archival inks!

   
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>>annec: Thanks, Terrie. That's a very useful review.

You're welcome...I thought so too...I like his writing style...


>>I read it from start to finish (although I skipped through the printer drivers a little sketchily).

It's funny because I really concentrated on that because I didn't see "no color adjustment" on some of his early shots of the driver windows...it's there but buried under "icm"...

I thought it sounded like quite a nice printer...are you considering it?

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>>kt: But I still would like to have one of those nice big printers that use archival inks!

I think this printer might do you...at least given what he has to say in the review...I think he writes wonderful reviews...very down to earth and informative...he always hits the questions I would be asking...

Because I use matte papers almost exclusively, I was very interested in his testing on matte papers and I thought his comparision between Epson Heavyweight matte and the Archival matte was very informative particularly as there were some early concerns about the R1800's red and blue inks (vs. 2100/2200's light magenta and light cyan)...

If you are a glossy paper user, then the R1800 is probably what you are looking for...it's less expensive than the 2100/2200 too...

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I thought it sounded like quite a nice printer...are you considering it?
I'd like to be able to offer riders hard prints of their photos, and this looks as if it will do the trick. At the moment, I only sell to people who have computers and reasonable inkjet printers of their own.

Always providing it's available here and I can find the cash to pay for it up front, of course! ;-)

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...are you considering it?
It's still not listed on the Epson Australia site, but one of the resellers is taking advance orders:

http://www.ausmedia.com.au/epson_r1800.htm

   
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If you are a glossy paper user, then the R1800 is probably what you are looking for...it's less expensive than the 2100/2200 too...
No — I like matte papers. What I really want is an Iris, but cheaper!

Lush velvety blacks; accurate (durable) color, but not usually of photos.

   
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A really thorough review of the new Epson R1800:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...800/page_1.htm


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Thanks. This may yet be my next printer. Isn't there a rumour that another Epson is due out this summer?

   
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>>kt: No — I like matte papers. What I really want is an Iris, but cheaper!

Then the 2200 would more than likely be what you want...no one uses an Iris anymore...it's old technology which has been superseded by the more current inkjet technology and Iris prints were not all that long-lived either lovely though they were...

A 2200 with the right paper would more than likely give you what you were looking for...

I'd recommend the Hawk Mountain Art Papers line see:
http://hawkmtnartpapers.com/

I use their Osprey Textured (not too pricey) and the Condor Bright White (pricey)...

If you have a digital file of something you'd like printed, I'd be happy to print something for you so you could see what the output is like...email me...

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