No Printer yield data for Epson R3000
I note that Epson's R3000 ink cartridge page has no ink yield information for ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 standard.
It is there for the R2880 so why not for the R3000 as it has been launched since January 19th?
Is there something to hide?
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#1. "RE: No Printer yield data for Epson R3000" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 10-Sep-11 04:03 PM
Through my few years of observing Epson's behavior here in the U.S. they have not always been consistent in providing information on all their printer models. I don't think they are intentionally hiding something, I would simply say that although it has been 9 months since the release of the R3000 I have seen Epson take a lot longer to provide paper profiles and Media Type profiles for new papers. It could also be that the R3000 has ink cartridges with more than double the capacity of the R2880 and R1900. This may be a factor.
Moreover, the type of test imagery that they say were used to arrive at the ISO ratings seem inappropriate if what you are interested in is getting solid information about ink usage when printing photographs. Color graphs, line graphics, and text just do not simulate what it takes to print a photograph. It has been determined that an inkjet printer will spend more ink printing in a dither pattern than printing a solid color over the same size area. Hence, I really don't give these numbers a lot of import when trying to determine how many photos you can get out a set of inks.
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