Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Dye Sub vs.Ink jet

guyb

Orleans, US
923 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet"

guyb Registered since 11th Apr 2002
Fri 08-Nov-02 12:30 AM

There are some things not mentioned.

1. Ink jets can be both pigment based or dye based ink. Current Epson dye based prints last long, decades with the right paper. Current Epson pigment based prints can last a century. Longevity isn't a problem.

2. Pigment based prints aren't going to have a problems with running ink.

3. If you are doing black and white, most think that ink jet prints are closer to traditional B&W.

4. The Kodak printer you mention is mainly designed for prints in the studio. It is designed for portrait work flow. You take the shot and give to the client there. I don't know what your exact use was going to be, but thought that might help.

4. An Epson ink jet's color gamut is better then most dye-subs.

5. More material is written and help provided for ink jets.

6. Fine art photographers generally use ink jets. The reasons listed above and by others are the reason why.

7. The dye sub you mentioned costs $1000, but an Epson 1280 is hundreds. I would check the cost per print and life of the printer etc. to compare them.

Bottom line, look carefully before buying a dye sublimation. It isn't that they don't give great prints-- they do. Ink jets are better for most.

l8r,
Guy


l8r,
Guy

A general, generic topic Dye Sub vs.Ink jet [View all] , adamojr , Wed 06-Nov-02 07:04 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
1
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
2
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
3
     Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
4
          Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
5
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
6
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
8
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
7
Reply message RE: Dye Sub vs.Ink jet
9