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Old Oct 14, 2002, 4:15 PM   #1
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Default gimme some Canon s900 feedbacks thx

Does anyone have this printer and can give me some feedbacks? I do not do alot of photo printing but wish to own a good photo printer. I got a Canon S330 digicam which can be used with this printer. Can you ppl give me suggestions if this is a good buy? And I want to try to stick with Canon printers.
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Old Oct 16, 2002, 5:02 AM   #2
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If you want to stick with Canon printers and you want a specialist photo printer you have a choice of four: S820, S830D, S900, S9000. The photo print quality is essentially the same on all four (some people say that the print quality is identical). The differences between the four are:
820 - cheapest
830D - 820 with a memory card reader (has just replaced S820D)
900 - same as 820 but faster
9000 - same as 900 but wide carriage

You might also want to look at the very new 850i. There is some suggestion that the photo print quality on this may be as good as the printers above, but I haven't yet seen a review.

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Old Oct 17, 2002, 3:59 PM   #3
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okay i'm convinced enough that the digicam compatibility is not all that useful in the 830D. I am not looking forward for a s900 (s9000 is too expensive and i dont print wide stuff)

For the people who have a s900 can you give me some feedbacks on the printer? I like to know it's pros and cons. As well are the pictures nice? hehe Thanks!
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Old Oct 17, 2002, 10:05 PM   #4
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i have the S600 (older model) and am VERY happy with it. Basically all the newer canons are good. especially if u want to save money on buying ink. the printers are VERY fast and very reliable. the best thing obviously is the seperate color ink carts...and the next best thing is the fact that u can replace the head unit if u ever had too very cheaply and quickly...opposed to taking the printer to a shop to be fixed (which in that case cheapest to throw away!)

the print qulaity is awesome...may not have the smallest dot size like the epsons...but it makes up for that in how it blends colors much better and prints muchg faster.... not excrutiating slow like most epsons (except the C80...but the DuraBrite inks are actually DULL...not Brite at all...but waterproof!)

Canon has come a long way with their printers. I used to have HPs when I was stupid : ) then Epsons, and now the Canons top them all! (when u look at running cost especially!)

shoot go all the way and get the 9000 and print nice large photographs and show off your work!
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Old Oct 18, 2002, 12:16 AM   #5
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yep thats why im considering s900. They say s900 and s9000 is identical except for the wide carriage in s9000. I personally dont need that as I think the max i'll go is 4x6 for pictures lol.
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Old Nov 1, 2002, 9:37 PM   #6
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:P If you do a lot of general purpose printing I would sugest the i850 over the s900. It is cheaper and prints photos almost as good as the s900. If you do not care about genral purpose printing the s900 has a little better color accuracy and prints better black and white photos but it is more expensive and is very slow with text.
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:P If you do a lot of general purpose printing I would sugest the i850 over the s900. It is cheaper and prints photos almost as good as the s900. If you do not care about genral purpose printing the s900 has a little better color accuracy and prints better black and white photos but it is more expensive and is very slow with text.
i850 I have seen up close. It prints decent but because it is a 4 color printer your colors will be very far off if you try to use it as a photo printer. Comparing this to a 6 color canon or a 6 color epson You can see the difference. The tones and colors are much better contrasted with a 6 color printer. Also the i850 cannot in almost any method be classified as a text printer it prints text like a photo printer. Very....... bleedy is all I can really say for it. no sharp straight lines at all even after printhead alignment we could'nt get it to do a solid striaght line without looking crooked.
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Old Nov 4, 2002, 4:12 PM   #8
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i've had the s900 for about three months had two epsons before . this printer is a very good printer.very good colors and the inks lasrt longer than my epson. haven't had to clean my heads yet where as the epson if you didn't use your printer in two or three days you got banding. i had doubts about the canon printers if i was to buy agin tomorrow it be a canon s900 like you said don't print wide format pictures
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Old Nov 7, 2002, 10:48 AM   #9
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I have one of the original Epson Photo printers. It is over 5 years old now, still prints very well, and I have never had problems with banding, even after weeks of non use. I do run a nozzle check once in a while, and occasionally have to do a clean cycle, but have never had a clogged nozzle show on a print.

I am ready to go "wide" now and it is really a tuff choice between the 9000, 1280, and 2200. None of them are perfect and each have strong and weak points, depending on your tastes in finished prints. I'm going nuts trying to decide.
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To try to simplify things, forget the 1280, if print longevity is important or you want to print B&W get the 2200, otherwise get the 9000 for the speed.
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