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Old Dec 16, 2002, 4:25 PM   #1
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Now that I have decided to replace my old Epson Ex with
a Canon S9000 can someone please tell me what I can
expect picture quality wise?

Will the output of the Canon be significantly better than
my old Epson.

Speed wise, I know the Canon is very fast.
My Epson Ex is very slow.

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Old Dec 18, 2002, 10:08 AM   #2
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John,

Earlier this year I changed from an Epson Photo 700 (which I think is the same print technology as the EX) to a Canon. There was some difference in quality, but it wasn't dramatic. The Epson had some visible microbanding which isn't visible (with my eyesight) on the Canon. Colours are somewhat better on the Canon.

The difference is speed was dramatic and well worth the upgrade cost.

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Old Dec 18, 2002, 6:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Chirs.

My S9000 should be arriving within the next few days.
Then I will retire my Epon EX, which has given me
great service over the years.

In fact my EX has been running non-stop since last Thursday.
I am printing 300 11x17 photo calendars!!!!!
Each one takes about 25 minutes to print.
I have already gone through 9 ink cartridges.

I sure hope the Canon holds up as well.
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Old Dec 18, 2002, 7:59 PM   #4
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JohnS
I did a photo church directory with my HP printers. We used three HP printers and printed 4000 pages in 30 days. We refilled our own cartridges and all went well. The endurance of these inkjet are sometimes overlooked. Good luck with your calendars
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Old Dec 19, 2002, 10:10 AM   #5
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I got you all beat. For the last two years my epson 980 has been doing 1000 pages a month. I replace my black ink every two months and my color every 3 or 4. I've had to align it twice. I do alot of printing for work. I also get alot of tax write offs.

I still buy epson ink since I dont trust offbrand. I've heard too many horror stories. My black inks run me about 30 a piece and my colors 40 a piece. But my black gets me about 2000 pages and my color will get me about 500 pages of heavy color printing works great for the family newsletters.
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Old Dec 19, 2002, 5:47 PM   #6
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I'm very curious. How do you get 500 pages of heavy color printing
from one cartridge?????

Tell me your secret.
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Old Dec 19, 2002, 6:17 PM   #7
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Default $30 for one black, rip off

You can buy 2 cart pack at Costco for that, even BJ's and i'm sure Sam's Club would offer better prices than that. Stop shopping computer stores they get to much markup. I stopped using them when i needed a print cable for my Epson printer and Comp USA wanted $30+ while Costco Wanted $7 with gold tips and 2 feet longer.
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Old Dec 23, 2002, 2:04 PM   #8
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JohnS
I did a photo church directory with my HP printers. We used three HP printers and printed 4000 pages in 30 days. We refilled our own cartridges and all went well. The endurance of these inkjet are sometimes overlooked. Good luck with your calendars
I'm sorry It may not be my place, but what does this have to do with the original post's question?
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