Hi all, I am new to all of this good stuff, I don't know all of the things I would like to know so I will ask some of you. I am thinking of
purchasing a new printer, the Epson 2200 sounds great and the price is ok
but am not sure I would use the large format it gives, so I am thinking
of the Epson 960, they are all out of stock as of now. Can any one give
me some thought on it please, I mainly will use it for personal photo's.
Thanks much, any Nikonians from Colorado?
#2. "RE: Epson 960" | In response to Reply # 0Cmyers Basic MemberWed 27-Nov-02 03:02 AM
The 960 is a very nice printer. If you had considered the 2200 at all but with a price tag of $700usd and not being sure if you'd ever need the larger format capacity (although when I do 4x6 I can get a LOT on a 13x19 sheet), take a look at the 1280. This gives you the wide carriage capability and Epson's giving a $100 rebate now bring the price to $399usd.
Both the 960 and the 1280 are in the same league. It's just that it you think you would EVER get use out of being able to use 13x19 sheets of paper, it might be wise to consider the 1280 as well.
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#3. "RE: Epson 960" | In response to Reply # 0Omen Registered since 16th Nov 2002Sat 30-Nov-02 11:49 AM
Here's something else to remember about the Epson 960 vs. the 2200 - the 960 uses Epson's Photo Dye inks while the 2200 uses the UltraChrome pigment inks. When I bought my 960, I had erronously thought that the inks were the same in both printers. When I found out that they weren't, I took the 960 back and now I'm resigned to wait for a 2200.
I want the extended life of the 2200's pigment inks, plus the extra ink color (grey). I had thought my choice centered around the larger print size of the 2200 until I read some discussion sites.
Good luck in whatever decision you make.
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