Which (Epson 3800 or Canon IPF5000) has Widest Selectio
I am going to buy an IPF5000 or Epson 3800.
I have used Canons dye printers for years because I found that they printed on a wide variety of paper, letting me pick up bargains, use Costco, etc. I currently am using a Canon i9900, which I love, but want to do my better efforts on archival inks.
QUESTION: Of the two 17" printers above, which can print the widest variety of papers well. Let's face it, one doesn't go for art galery size or quality ALL of the time, so basically I am looking to cut down on my number of printers by finding something I can throw "anything" at and have it print. Currently I mostly do lustre or semi-gloss. I print 4 x 6 mostly glossy.
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#1. "RE: Which (Epson 3800 or Canon IPF5000) has Widest Sele" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Thu 30-Nov-06 05:45 PM
Without question more inkjet photo paper manufacturers design their papers to be compatible with Epson inks than any other printer company. That is just a fact of the current state of the industry since Epson has dominated this segment of the printing market for years.
Now, that is not to say that all papers are designed to work with Epson inks exclusively. With HP and Canon taking a stronger position lately more and more paper vendors are building up their lines to include compatibility with other inks.
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