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Epson 950

Discussion in 'Help Team' started by albini13, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. albini13

    albini13 Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried it yet ? I`m interested in hearing your views on this printer. It shall be mine soon, oh yes it shall be mine.....
     
  2. Lounge_Lizard

    Lounge_Lizard Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it be best to get opinion first before committing to buying it?

    David
     
  3. albini13

    albini13 Well-Known Member

    Thats why i started with " Has anyone used this printer, i`m interested in your views". I have done lots of reading on this particular printer, now its user opinions i`m after. The selling point for me is the advanced droplet technology and also you can`t go wrong with an Epson printer. At college we use Lexmark and Canon and they are to be fair, average.
     
  4. Lounge_Lizard

    Lounge_Lizard Well-Known Member

    True, you can't go wrong with an Epson printer. Everybody seems to have one and supplies are readily available. However, I wouldn't be persuaded by their 'advanced droplet technology' - this is just marketing jargon. All Epson printers over the past couple of years have delivered excellent results and you'd be hard pushed to tell them apart.

    In order of ranking (other might have different views), I would place printers as:

    1) Epson
    2) HP
    3) Canon (marked down because Canon supplies aren't so readily available as Epson or HP)
    4) Lexmark

    David
     
  5. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    Hope you get it soon… I just luv people who pioneer printers… you can tell us how wonderful it is… shame it takes 7 minutes to print an A4 image…

    Ah well, you can’t have everything :)


    Chris [​IMG] Epson owner btw... but I'm tempted by Canon's speed :)
     
  6. Lounge_Lizard

    Lounge_Lizard Well-Known Member

    Chris - the man with a need for speed.

    Right on Maverick

    David
     
  7. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    I can wait..........if the price is right!

    BigWill

    <font color=blue>Someday Jeri Ryan will weaken!<font color=black>
     
  8. TimF

    TimF With as stony a stare as ever Lord Reith could hav

    The Canon S800 and 900(0) models are top class, but I agree with you on the company's woeful attitude to making ink supplies plentiful enough - sometimes it gets beyond a joke /img/wwwthreads/frown.gif.

    That said, if I ever decide to buy a second printer for B&W it'll very likely be an Epson so I can go the Piezography route.

    Tim BSRIPN
     
  9. albini13

    albini13 Well-Known Member

    I can wait 7 mins. If it was 8 i'd tell them where to go.
     
  10. Chris Cool

    Chris Cool Retired

    I agree... but the fact the Canon can do it in 2, means 5 mins extra in bed :)

    Chris [​IMG] hey, but who's counting :--)
     
  11. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Wouldn't swap my S9000 for any other printer in the world. Just fantastic, and the print speed is wonderful. 5 minutes extra in the pub!

    Nick BSRIPN
     
  12. dogbyte

    dogbyte In the Stop Bath

    Ah - now I understand!
    Before I just couldn't see the point of prints coming off at breakneck speed.

    Pete IRIPN
     
  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Pete, after you've done 2 or 3 prints with an S9000, you can't understand the point of prints coming off so unbelievably slowly as they do with other printers! It doesn't seem like breakneck speed, just "nearly fast enough". I certainly enjoy the process of printing a lot more now I don't have to wait three weeks for a print, and as a result of that and the speed itself I can print a lot more. Which is probably dearer, but it's loads more fun.

    Nick BSRIPN
     
  14. dogbyte

    dogbyte In the Stop Bath

    With my Epson 1290 using premium glossy photo paper (which is the only one I use other than heavyweight matt) I have to wait perhaps 20 or 30 minutes for the colours to settle. Thats why I'm not concerned about speed as I can't judge it straight away. When the print first comes out the shadows can be diabolical and the blacks can have a strange coppery tone. Once dried the quality is superb - or at least it would be if I shot more decent images - and the screen to print match is usually spot on.
    What about the S9000 - does the print look right immediately or does it need to settle down?

    Pete IRIPN
     
  15. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Takes the same sort of time to really settle down, Pete. And that's actually one reason why the print speed matters to me - if I need to re-print, the time savings really start to mount up. Added to which, I tend to print in batch mode, so I can get quite a few prints done in an hour or so - with my old Epson 600, I would be lucky to get one decent print in that time!

    Nick BSRIPN
     
  16. albini13

    albini13 Well-Known Member

    Your argument is a convincing one, 5 mins extra in bed or alternatively in the pub hmm, i like my sleep and my beer. The problem for me though with Canon lies in the price of their ink. Don't get me wrong i`m not one of these tight fisted people but i do print out like a madman and currently get through three to four colour ink cartridges a month. But saying that If i buy the Epson judging by the length of time it takes to print out, i might only get 3 or 4 prints a month :)
     

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