Steve's Digicams Forums

Steve's Digicams Forums (
-   Color Laser Printers (
-   -   [Recovered Thread: 79166] (

dbuelke Jan 8, 2006 5:06 PM

I received an Epson 340 printer for Christmas that I thought I'd use as a photo printer. However, since I don't need another full-size printer, would the EpsonPictureMate produce better quality and longer-lasting pictures than this conventional 6-color printer or would I only be trading for size and convenience? In other words, is the PictureMate's claim for 100-200 year picture permanence only because of its prepackaged high-quality paper and ink, or will the 340 do the same thing if I use quality paper while also serving as a backup printer?


jeepers94 Jan 8, 2006 7:02 PM

The 340 is not a laser printer,you posted in the wrong area.However,to answer your question,yes the paper and inks used make a big difference in life of the prints. The R340 is a dye based printer. It might be rated at about 40 years with Epson ink ank the right paper.That is indoors under glass and not in direct sunlight.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:56 PM.