[OM] Re: Buying advice: Which printer?

Subject: [OM] Re: Buying advice: Which printer?
From: "John Hermanson" <omtech@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 09:11:18 -0500
>From things I've read, Epsons inks last longer than anyone else.  Perhaps 
that has changed.  Also, I read that while Canons ink dots may be smaller, 
final prints appeared less sharp than Epson.

John Hermanson
Camtech Photo Services, Inc.
21 South Lane, Huntington, NY, 11743-4714,
631-424-2121, www.zuiko.com
Olympus OM Service since 1977
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Willie Wonka" <alienspecimen@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <olympus@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:47 PM
Subject: [OM] Re: Buying advice: Which printer?

> Nils,
> Most of the recommendations would be either Canon or Epson.
> I used to have an Epson, but switched mostly for the same reasons you are 
> considering a printer from other manufacturer.
> I personally was sold by the innovation, speed and quietness.  Innovation, 
> meaning that at the time, about a year and little more ago Canon had the 
> record of coming up first on the market with smaller "dots", individual 
> cartriges etc.  It looked like Epson was a follower.  I also interrogated 
> the Silverschnozzed to the point of annoyance and was impressed when he 
> told me how he changed a cartrige in the middle of a print with no effect 
> on the picture on his S9000.
> On the other side, the Epson has its faithful following.  I am sure there 
> is a good reason for that.  I think your starting point should be 
> understanding what it is, because the advantage is clearly on the Canon 
> side and that could be your base for comparisson.
> I would also research what current inks are available for the printers you 
> choose.  I remember that at the time, Canons yellow did not have the 
> longevity of the Epsons.  You might want to look at third party inks too. 
> Keep in mind that this subject resembles the lens discussion:
> Some would never use third party lenses, other think they are just as good 
> if not better.
> Boris

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