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jcdjcd Jul 4, 2004 7:43 PM

I was there at compusa with a 9900 in the cart and then I asked about paper. Looked at some prints from the 2200/9900 and the one from the 2200 looked better too me. Of course this was only one example. I can tell the salesman was partial to Epson.

I've read all the reviews I can and still admit I get cofused still on which one to buy. I don't need wide carriage but , it might be nice to have just in case. I like speed of cannon, like the long print life of Epson. I know there will probably be a new 2200...2300? that might be faster.

I guesse what I want to know is.........Are the prints that much better on the 9900? So the prints really last that much longer on the 2200. Or wait for a newer/faster Epson. Then again, there is the R800, not sure how it is in speed compared to the 9900, not wide format, and havn't seen a print compared to the 9900/2200.

I know I'm rambling on here, just can't figure out what to do.

laserdischifi Jul 8, 2004 3:08 PM

hello therei have the i9950 that is the uk model and all i can say it is awesome without a doubt, i have the i950 to but the i9950 is just that bit better very hard to belive i know,the i950 is a great printer, as for the epson all i know is that they can beslow and use far to much ink as i have heard from people who use them, the canon's are very fast and use 8 inks well the i9950 does well its all up to you now i think the canon's just have the edge of epson hope this helps


Mayhem Jul 8, 2004 8:11 PM

First off, CompUSA is NOTORIOUS for loving Epson and hating Canon. It's more of a behind the scenes money alliance deal than anything else. So the salesman is really trying to blind side you on this one. (trust me, I know, I've beenbehind the scenes at this company in the past) You should have headed right to the register with your Canon.

At the moment, you can not beat an i9900 series model. Even the R800, which is a great printer, will not match the quality and capabilites of the Canon model.

My suggestion. Go to Fry's Electronics or another location that carries the Canon and purchase it there.

BIGDANE Jul 9, 2004 7:19 PM

Just made myself bankrupt and bought MKII + glass + i9950 printer!

However all my prints turns out the same, - being a VERY polite person, I would call them XXL-ultra-vivid!

No matter what I do in the manual mode in terms of colors, intensity, etc, - the prints turns out totally the same!

I use the Canon Easy Print Program, that came with the printer.

As always Canons manuals are useless, so any suggestions would be appriciated beforeI throw the damn thing out of the window!

Watchin Jul 9, 2004 7:44 PM

suggest you go into the printer setup and check to MAKE SURE
in the Effects page you have turned VIVID PHOTO to OFF.
When it is on it causes nasty overload to colors, I haven't
figured a good use for this yet. (probably the problem).

If you are using Qimage or Photoshop make sure on
color management it is set to manual in the printer setup property sheet.
Make sure your have the proper color profile (ICC) set
in everything for the paper.
On the main page in the printer setup property sheet set color adjustment to manual as well and print quality to high.

This is from S9000 experience as I don't have the i9900 ... yet

Hope that helps,

ps - to JCDJCD - get the canon, you'll only have to experience one Epson clogged head to know why !

jcdjcd Jul 10, 2004 1:26 AM

:cool: Thanks for the replies, I think I will get the Canon.

BIGDANE Jul 10, 2004 4:20 AM

All those things I have allready done, but to no avail!

Funny thing is, that as far as color adj. is concerned, all works in PS, - except that to me it seems infinetely more complex to print via PS than through easy-print!

To be honest, I just can't figure out how to properlyuse PS for printig

Is it possible, that manual adjustment of colors are simply not possible using easy-print, - I hope not because otherwise it works like a charm.


Why don't canon supply a correct reference color chart print-out and a CD with the picture, so one could rather easily adjust to something suppodly correct and close to the actual picture color?

Watchin Jul 10, 2004 12:27 PM

BigDane - do you have "vivid photo" checked in EasyPrint
on the page 2 - Paper selection ?

Vivid photo will bloom reds, darken blues, saturate greens,
and boost contrast.

If that's not it - try a different color profile.

I'm going from an S2 jpg to the S9000 direct with no color
correction and getting execellent results constantly using

I agree that PS is a pain for printing, I'd suggest QImage
from ddisoftware it's much easier to work with and does a
great job of handling printing, especially in large batches.
It's also very reasonable in cost (around $49 if I remember).

Hope that helps,

BIGDANE Jul 10, 2004 4:02 PM

Thanks for your reply, - all "effects" are off, - the problem is that no matter what settings, profiles, the works, - I choose in the scanner setup, - easy print still prints exactly the same picture as if in some sort of fixed default mode, that "bypasses all scanner adjustements!

Am I to understand, that you CAN use easy-print AND do whatever intensity and color adjustement you see fit, - because that's whatI need to do, - but can't make happen!

At the present stage, - and especially at my ripe old age, - programs like Qimage are fartoo difficult for me to understand, - so I really need to get easy-print up and going!

Watchin Jul 10, 2004 9:58 PM

Twice you said "scanner" setup....

did you mean that was where you were setting things or
was that a typo??

If not a typo, try going to
right click on Canon i9900 and select properties and
do your settings there in the PRINTER setup.

Unfortunately - easy-print is do it this way, you are not
allowed to twiddle with it mode program. I'm not even sure
that you can change it with the printer property sheet
changes, but that is the only way I know to try.

Let me know,

ps - there is another thread here that was discussing
ICC and ICM profiles for that printer and which ones to
use with which type of paper. The ICC profile is also set
in the printers property "color management" tab.
You might want to go look at that thread to see if that
information would be of assistance.

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