Maybe this is a silly question
But why do Epson giving different name for the same printer. Like Epson 2200 in USA, here in asia the name is Epson 2100.
Epson 1280 here is Epson 1290.
Is it the same printer or different?
(Somehow I know BJ will reply my silly question )
it's near Bali, if you don't know where it is
#1. "Same, but..." | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberMon 19-May-03 01:34 PM
...the printers may be packaged differently with bundled software in the U.S. and abroad. And you can download canned profiles for the Epson 1290 and various paper combinations, but not for the 1280 here in the U.S. (But the 1290 profiles work just fine on the 1280 and related printers, like the 890 and 820, etc. since they use the same inksets.)
#3. "RE: Same, but..." | In response to Reply # 2BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 19-May-03 08:44 PM
In japan, there's yet another designation - the Epson PM 4000PX. The ink is called "PX" instead of Ultrachrome in Japan.
The US model doesn't include the grey balancer software or the CD imprint option. The 2200 driver has included "Epson Natural Color", an option not provided on the 2100 driver. Natural Color allows the printer to render colors that are outside a monitor's color gamut.
Epson tries to customize its offerings to meet the demands of specific markets. Of course Nikon does the name game with the US market as well, but in this case the cameras are the same, the name change is simply to protect the turf of the official importer, Nikon USA.