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Old May 30, 2003, 4:15 PM   #1
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Default Canon i950 vs. Canon i9100

I know that the i9100 isn't out as yet, but based on info any of you have, what's the advantage of the i9100 visa vis the i950, other than printing larger photos (not a need of mine)?

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Old May 31, 2003, 4:00 PM   #2
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Default Canon i950 vs. Canon i9100

I wrote to Canon and their response was:

" Outside of media size, the i9100 printer can attain a 2 Pico liter droplet size. The i950 printer droplet size is 4 Pico liters."

They also said that it would be out soon, quote end quote.

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Old Jun 1, 2003, 6:47 PM   #3
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Default Re: Canon i950 vs. Canon i9100

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I wrote to Canon and their response was:

" Outside of media size, the i9100 printer can attain a 2 Pico liter droplet size. The i950 printer droplet size is 4 Pico liters."

They also said that it would be out soon, quote end quote.

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That's interesting, because their own documentation states that the i950 is 4800x122 dpi using 2 picoliter droplet sizes while the i9100 achieves the same resolution using 4 picoliter drops by placing them within 1/4800-of-an-inch.
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Old Jun 1, 2003, 6:50 PM   #4
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Default Canon i950 vs. Canon i9100

You're right of course and I've written back to them to point that out.

Stay tuned.

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Old Jun 2, 2003, 12:54 PM   #5
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Default canon i950 vs. i9100 cannot have cake and eat it too

I have looked at the specs on the canon i950 vs. i9100, and have called canon twice about this. To my disappointment, the i9100 does not have the 2 picoliter printhead the i950 has. Steve’s review of the i950 was great, and the example of the 2 picoliter vs. 4 picoliter makes me want to have the best. So why is it canon choose the 4 picoliter head for what some have said is their new flagship photo printer? And has anyone had an opportunity to test the two side by side (or seen any credible reviews of the two)? I really wanted to have my cake and eat it too!
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Old Jun 2, 2003, 11:31 PM   #6
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Default Canon i950 vs. Canon i9100

The next reply from Canon was a correction re the picoliters but still doesn't indicate any advantage in the i9100. The whole dialogue is verging on the absurd but I've taken one more shot at asking them about whether there is any advantage other than the large format.


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Old Jun 3, 2003, 7:12 PM   #7
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Default Canon i950 vs. i9100

The final word from Canon:

The i9100 printer is targeted to professionals and home users who require printing photo on media larger than legal size. Other specifications are similar.


So I guess I'm back to the Epson 2200 vs. the i950

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Old Jun 4, 2003, 9:12 AM   #8
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Yeah the i9100 is really designed specifically for printing larger format pictures vs the i950 is more for the user who wants to do no larger than letter sized prints. You may also want to check out Epsons latest offering of the Photo 900 which has bigger ink tanks than previous Epson Photo printers. Also you may want to look for an older Epson 890 add a continuous ink system from http://www.inkjetart.com and you will produce all the photos you want at an extremely low cost.
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