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Which (Epson 3800 or Canon IPF5000) has Widest Selectio


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gpstu Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2005
Thu 30-Nov-06 03:58 PM

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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