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Old Nov 30, 2005, 7:40 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have been using a Canon i960 for a year or so with great results. Has anybody upgraded to the 8500 or the 9900 from the 960. If so, did you see an improvement in quality. I am considering the 8500, but for only a $100.00 more I might get a 9900. Any input would be greatly apprecaited.

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Old Dec 1, 2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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I haven't heard of any overwhelming quality improvements and I believe that the 9900 is nothing more than the wide-carriage version of the 960.
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Old Dec 7, 2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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I'm still using the S9000 and wouldn't trade it for any other color printer right now. However, if you want to print in B&W you need to consider the Epsons, 800, 1800, 2400. Canons are not very good at B&W. The epsons have extra blacks for B&W printing. By the way, if you haven't triedany of your pics at the 13x19 size your missing a treat.
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Old Dec 7, 2005, 11:11 PM   #4
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Hi all,

I have been using a Canon i960 for a year or so with great results. Has anybody upgraded to the 8500 or the 9900 from the 960. If so, did you see an improvement in quality. I am considering the 8500, but for only a $100.00 more I might get a 9900. Any input would be greatly apprecaited.

Thank you
when I first saw this, I was thinking the imagerunner 8500, something larger than my desk. But silly me you're talking the ip8500.

The i960 is very spiffy.... So spiffy that i'd consider it over the ip6000 except for the cd printing feature. The ip8500 is worth a look... and if you have a digital camera and some spair photo paper it's worth a look... as in ask the sales people if they mind if you jack into the printer and make some prints... they are usually most agreeable so long as you don't take them home. Whle your at it look at the ip6600D as well, it might actually be an improvement over what you presently own though i've not seen it in action.


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Old Dec 8, 2005, 7:15 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies. I decided to try the Canon ip5200. I was amazed at how good the prints are. I didn't really think they could be better than my i960, but they are. Not a dramatic differance, but very seeable. I just hope the new Chromalife inks are as good as they claim.
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