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Old Apr 4, 2005, 5:41 PM   #1
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I called Calumet today to order a P-440 and was told it was out of stock and they showed it was being discontinued by Olympus. Does anyone know anything further about this? I'm a bit concerned now about buying one if there is a possibility that paper and print ribbons will be hard to find in a year or so. I know there are a ton of these printers out there and demand for supplies will exist but sometimes that's the manufacturer's way of making you upgrade.

I didn't see any type of replacement item introduced at the electronics show this year and that puzzles me. With this printer being such a hot item I can't imagine just gettting out of the market.:?

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Old Jul 8, 2005, 9:24 AM   #2
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I have the same concern. I was planning on purchasing that printer and I spoke with an Olympus rep after B & H told me it was discontinued--they said that they are going for the general market who is only interested in smaller size prints. I wonder as well whether there will be issues with purchasing a printer that is discontinued and does not have a newer version to be released.

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Old Jul 8, 2005, 4:46 PM   #3
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I ended up buying it and am very pleased with the results. My main concern is supplies but from what I understand there are probably enough users to keep demand for paper and ribbons high for years to come. Let's hope so.
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Old Jan 17, 2006, 1:41 PM   #4
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Contacted Olympus today about the 440 and they are not making it any longer.

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Old Feb 9, 2006, 7:13 PM   #5
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Supplies shouldn't be much of an issue as the P440 was build by Mitsubishi and their current 3020 probably uses the same ribbon and paper.



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So how can I be sure that the mitsubishi 3020 ink ribbon and paper might work in the Olympus P440 - I cant find any evidence looking on the WEB that they are the compatable?. Also does anyone know of any compatable paper to the Olypmus P440, I have been experimenting with a range of papers all terriblefailures but for the genuine Olympus article
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 9:08 AM   #7
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Adorama continues to stock paper and ribbon for this printer series. I ended up buying one and have not regretted it.

With the number of printers Olympus has sold to date, I would find it hard to believe that they would abandon the lucrative paper/ink market. For printer companies, that's where the money is, not the initial sale of the hardware.

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