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Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Review

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"RE: Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Review"

mobius32 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009
Mon 27-Jun-11 02:25 AM

>Hi Alan,
>
>Thanks for your comments.
>
>1) The image improvement will mostly be seen in color prints
>since there is the addition of Orange and Green ink in the
>4900. Both the 3880 and the 4900 have the same number of black
>inks. Depending on the subject of the print you may see a
>noticeable improvement in B&W prints due to the newer
>print screening algorithms.
>
>2) Epson offers several papers in 17 x 22 cut sheet size and
>one in 11.7" x 16.5". If you wanted to print an
>image that is 16x20 you could easily use the 17 x 22 size. If
>you wanted a borderless print you would have to manually trim
>off the excess. The 4900 has a built in paper cutter that can
>cut the paper at the tailing edge at any length you need. It
>will not cut at exactly the length you specify - it leaves a
>small amount of blank paper leader. You could set up a custom
>paper size in the Epson printer driver to 16 x 20. You will
>end up with a print image 16 x 20 in size with a half-inch
>border on the sides and approximately 2 inches on the top and
>bottom. Again trimming is recommended if you want a borderless
>print.
>
>3) It may seem like Epson sometimes makes marketing decisions
>in a vacuum. But the reality is the paper sizes they offer are
>somewhat based on feedback from users and professionals alike.
>Here is another example that I have yet to understand. Epson
>offers their most popular photo paper, Premium Luster Photo
>Paper (260) in 16 inch rolls but not in 17 rolls. It is as if
>they have totally overlooked the 4880 and 4900 owners. All
>their other papers offered in this size range are 17 inch.

Okay, thank you, Ernesto. One additional question: What are some of the other manufacturers of quality inkjet paper? I often like using Fuji Pearl metallic, but it doesn't seem that Epson has a metallic paper (but the suggestion in your review to experiment with a range of Epson papers sounds like a good one).

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