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Old Feb 4, 2005, 2:25 PM   #21
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hmmm. the dye sub printers have the least life span. But just how do they determine 108 yrs of elapsed time?
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 2:38 PM   #22
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Time machine..............:arrow::arrow::?::?::arrow::a rrow:
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 3:26 PM   #23
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 3:27 PM   #24
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Old Feb 4, 2005, 3:31 PM   #25
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Now i am confused-not really a big surprise:roll:. But after looking at the wilhelm article and then reading some of Steves reviews on dye sub printers(he lists the dye as being archival) So what the heck is going on? I don't know Dr. Who or the professor with the way back machine, so I can't do my own print test. help oh help me.

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How's this idear grab ya, joisey girl? I got the R200, an Epson. I just got in the mail an Epson C-86. So I have two printers. Here's why. Inkjets = commodity. They're all pretty good, one's not gonna be all that much better than the other. So, I go for "capability". Photoquality is expected.

R200 gives me color photo capability, and I can print directly on to printable CD Roms. Other printers can't do dat. This printer uses dye based inks, six tanks.

The C86 (which arrived in the mail today...) uses durabrights (archival) inks. I got this printer exclusively for black and white prints. A company called MIS Inks makes gray replacement ink tanks for each of the four color cartridges.

Sooooooooo.... for $75 for the R200 (expect to pay $99, I got lucky with an open box buy) and $70 (eBay auction) for the C-86, for a total of $145 I can print in dye, archival color, archival black and white, and print on CD Roms.

My strategy is to max capability, minimize cost. Quality is assumed to be within an acceptable range.
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Old Feb 5, 2005, 5:14 PM   #28
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Interesting..again.
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For the record, I'm still happy with my 4 yr old epson 875dc. But the cd print capability of the R200 is intriguing. Where do you get your R200 ink, Nick? Third party? How much?
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For the record, I'm still happy with my 4 yr old epson 875dc.* But the cd print capability of the R200 is intriguing.* Where do you get your R200 ink, Nick?* Third party?* How much?
Hi Fred. I use Abacus 24X7 for the R200. $30 delivered for the set of six cartridges. They have an eBay store.
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