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Old Jan 8, 2006, 4:06 PM   #1
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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?

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Old Jan 8, 2006, 6:02 PM   #2
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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.
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