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Old Nov 29, 2004, 12:47 AM   #1
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I am considering buying the Canon 9900 printer, but can't seem to find out if the ink is water fast. I am looking to do some printing projects that I want to be water resistant. I have an older Epson printer and I love the color, but the ink runs if water gets on it.
Does anyone who owns the Canon know about this?

Also, I am only interested in printing on matte paper.
Does the 9900 do a nice color job on matte paper?
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 2:47 PM   #2
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Hi Rubydia!

I don't know about the 9900, but I have a BJC8200 which uses the same BCI-6 tanks as used on the 9900 I believe.

For your benefit, and to satisfy my own curiosity, I have just soaked one of my old prints for 10 mins in cold water, and there was no sign of the colours running.

I use JetTec ink tanks, C22 series, made here in the UK, and have done so for some 3 years or more, without problems, and about a third of the cost of Canon originals.

Don' t know if you can get them in your locale, but if you can give them a try.
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Old Dec 18, 2004, 2:32 AM   #3
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Sorry for such a long delay in thanking you for conducting that experiment.
Now I just need to decide between the Canon i9900 or the Epson R800.
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I have the I9000 printer that I use for my photography business. The canon ink isn't water resistent but the type of paper you use can help that. I use Konica-Minolta satin finish paper. It dries very fast with better results than any local photoshop can give you. I have used Ritz camera brand satin paper also but the color of the Konica is so much better.



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Old Jan 4, 2005, 9:36 AM   #5
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I have a Canon S9000 and a Canon iP4000. Both use the same ink as the i9900. I ran the same experiment as BernBennett last month for another thread and had the same result. The print was about 2 days old with Canon ink and Canon Photo Paper Pro. I got no running after soaking part of the print in water for a while. The only damage was that the paper buckled a little at the line of the water.

They will run if you don't let them dry. Canon recommends letting them dry for a day with plain paper between prints. That is probably good policy with any printer.

You are comparing a wide format printer with a narrow format printer. There are rumors that Epson is about to release a wide format printer with the print technology of the R800. Once you see a wide format print on your wall you won't want to go back. If you want to get an Epson wait for a wide format printer with better quality than the current 2200. The i9900 is probably the best quality wide format printer currently on the market and it is probably 3 times faster than the next fasted wide format.

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