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Old May 27, 2003, 5:13 PM   #1
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Default Canon i950 vs. Epson 2200 vs. comparable HP

I'm looking for a new printer to replace an HP 970. I want very good photo quality but I'm not a pro. I want sharp enough print as a university prof to be able to print my writing for others without embarrassment.

So: the i950, the Epson 2200 or another HP?

Recommendations with info greatly appreciated.

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Old May 27, 2003, 6:55 PM   #2
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You forgot to list the HP as one of the options. But personally I'd probably shoot for the Cannon if your real purpose is photos. But if you are in school I'd probably get like an Hp 960c or one of the new bussiness ink jets. They have the best ink effeciency out of all printers on the market.
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Old May 27, 2003, 8:41 PM   #3
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it depends on the overall needs or wants of the individual using it. the 2200s color gamut is a bit larger than that of any of the current printer crop giving you a better chance of getting an accurate representation of what you shot.

the pigments used in the 2200 are considerably more stable the the dyes used in the 9 series. thus giving you considerably greater longevity in the appropriate conditions.

the 2200 is a slower printer though. but i'm generally not printing for a polaroid crowd.

ink costs are similar. but if less ink is used on the 9 series it maybe more efficient. this i have not looked into. the 2200 has 2 shades of black and a Matte black. the 2 shades give a better gamut for B&W printing. the matte is designed for their matte paper.

the quality of epson paper is extremely high. they match there inks well.

bottom line is cost benefit ratio for you the end user.
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