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Old Sep 15, 2002, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default Get new HP printer or wait for Epson 960

I currently have an Epson 780. I bought it as a second printer (for photos only) alongside an HP P1100 (everyday use and photos until I saw the results of the Epson). I gave the HP to my son at college and want to purchase a replacement. Current choice is the forthcoming Epson 960 (now postponed until November) or one of the new HP's 7000 series (and keeping the Epson if I am not entirely thrilled with the HP's photos but I really want to avoid running - and purchasing supplies - for two separate printers). Any suggestions and/or comparisons? Everyone seems to say that HP is finally "catching up" to the photo quality of the Epsons, so my real question is whether the 960 will push the Epson photo standard further. Thanks, Steve
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Old Sep 16, 2002, 5:59 PM   #2
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Default HP or Epson

I would recommend the HP 7000 series printer. They print great photo quality pics.
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Old Sep 17, 2002, 1:44 AM   #3
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Swandy wrote:
"so my real question is whether the 960 will push the Epson photo standard further."

I print for retail sales with the 1270 and 1280.
My images are as good as any photo-lab or offset
lithography print house as long as I
print on Epson stock. I can say this from past experience
using 'old fashioned' offset lithography print houses to
publish my stuff....

Epson has reached the ultimate "standard" in photo quality
even before the 2200.

It's now a matter of Epson making the prints last longer,
to be able to print on un-coated "Epson inkjet specific
papers" for great results and to make supplies more affordable
for the general public.

HP makes great everyday work/photo printers.
Epson makes great image printers.
I use both for different uses.


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