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Old May 9, 2003, 6:37 PM   #1
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Default CANON 950 V EPSON 2200

CAN ANYONE HELP IN REGARDS TO THE BENEFITS OF THE EPSON 2200 V THE CANON 950 PRINTERS? BESIDES THE LONGER ARCHIVAL DURATION OF THE EPSON, IS THERE A BIG QUALITY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO THAT WARRANTS THE BIG PRICE DIFFERENCE?
I HAVE JUST PURCHASED THE CANON S45 CAMERA AND MY PRIMARY USE OF THE CAMERA WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHS OF MY FAMILY.
IN THE PAST I HAVE USED MY ALPS MD-5000 PRINTER AND WAS HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY THAT PRINTER HAD PROVIDED, BUT I NOW NEED A REPLACEMENT PRINTER. I DON'T MIND SPENDING THE EXTRA MONEY FOR THE EPSON, BUT THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE A NOTICEABLE ADVANTAGE. I DON'T ANTICIPATE PRINTING BIGGER THAN 8 X 10'S.
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Old May 28, 2003, 9:31 AM   #2
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Default Canon 950 vs Epson 2200

YOu will not be able to see any difference between the two outputs, especially on an 8x10. I have seen both side by side set to high quality and even with a loop magnifier, could not see a difference. I hear the picture will last longer with the Epson, (25 years vs 80 years). Also, the Canon is much faster.
Personally, i am waiting to see the results on the new Canon i9100. This si the replacement for the S9000. It is supposed to be just as good printing as the 950, and can do the large format size like the 2200. I am waiting for the review that Steve will do on it.

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Thank you for replying to my post. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old May 28, 2003, 4:35 PM   #4
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the 2200 has a wider color gamut.
the pigment based inks will outlast the dye based ones
the epson paper selection is quite nice and well matched to their inks.

yes it is slower. but i'm not in a race to print. i am looking for a replacement for my photochemical based products.

also the 2200 gives a better output in the B&W area. the 7 color system gives 2 levels of black. light and dark.

for their matte paper they even have a matte black cartridge too.

it is to me a more versatile printer outputwise.

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