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Old Oct 13, 2007, 10:01 AM   #1
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I am hoping for advice, either specifically on this Canon IP6700D printer or at least on similar inkjet printers. I anticipate using this potential purchase as a low-volume supplement to online print services. I care primarily about quality, secondarily price (printer cost and suppoly cost). What I would specifically like to know, is what I should expect in performance given monthly volume in the 5 to 25 print range. I.E., is clogging and cleaning going to be an undue hassle at that volume, or not. Advice appreciated!
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 3:22 AM   #2
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I have both a Canon iP6700D and an Epson R260 that will both oftne go a couple of weeks between usage. Neither one has ever had a clogged head and I've had them both about a year. As far as image quality I would go with the Epson, the photos just have a little something extra in them that I just don't get with the Canon. The colors are also truer, the Canon tends to warm photos up and blow up the contrast, losing highlights. I have had some other Epsons in the past that I had a little bit of trouble with the heads clogging, but nothing with the R260. Finally, you should get better print life out of the Epson (as long as you are using Epson papers). Ink costs will be about 20% higher with the Epson. Just one person's experience, though.
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Old Oct 14, 2007, 9:27 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for your input. I will definitely check out that Epson, and it's especially good to know that the low usage hasn't been an issue for you. I have seen dye sub printers in this same price range and am curious whether they are less-prone to performance issues when used at these low volume levels. But I do like the flexibility of ink jets and your answer tends to keep me looking at the ink jets. Again thanks,
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