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Old Jan 14, 2004, 3:46 PM   #11
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I put a i960 on my desk last week and am quite pleased with the results of the prints. Time will tell regarding ink usage, print longevity, etc.
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 9:47 AM   #12
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Just out of curiosity (well - not really curiosity - I'm trying to make a decision for a new printer) - what prompted you to chose the i960 over the epson r300? Image quality, some feature, etc.?
I'm still torn between the two.....
Anyone that recently bought the i960 - please chime in.
Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 11:37 AM   #13
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I have reed many reviews on the i960 they where good. Saves ink, money, quailty photos. Friend has one boy I loved the quailty of the photos. Canon has good support. Bought for $179.00 no tax and free shipping.
The R-300 from reading reviews does use up ink faster than the i960. Good printer though. The price is fair. Don't get me wrong this is a good printer too. Just uses ink up to fast for me. I been happy with Canon products. Good luck.
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Old Jan 15, 2004, 6:27 PM   #14
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Whichever printer you choose... look on the manufacturer's Web site for a refurbished printer. I have bought two Epson refurbs with great results (Epson 850 and 1270).

The biggest issue (right after picture quality) is the cost of ink. I have stuck with Epsons because of third party ink availability. A lot of folks don't like ink provided by anybody but the manufacturer. I've had great results doing it this way. I print a lot. Maybe I've just been lucky so far. I give away most of my prints, but so far, the results look wonderful.

I'll admit that my 1270 clogs if I don't print for a week, but a cleaning cycle always fixes the problem. Doesn't matter whether I use Espson's $35 cartridges or generic $8 ones.
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Old Jan 21, 2004, 9:18 PM   #15
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I just bought a Canon S9000 for $229.00. This printer coupled with my Sony f828 makes GORGEOUS 13" X 19" Prints, and it prints them very fast too!!
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 8:31 AM   #16
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Are those inks on the 9600 waterproof?
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 9:13 AM   #17
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Regardless of printer chosen, if you do the following your photos will outlast you!

1. Print on acidfree paper (most photo paper is acidfree).

2. Put photo (if 8.5 x 11 or smaller) in an archive quality, PVC-free sleeve. (If larger, you can seal the photo at most copy centers).

3. Keep photos out of direct sunlight.

I have dig photos taken four years that have remained true.

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