Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by turbodude, Sep 11, 2007.
Was looking to buy one, Anyone got "personal" experience
go epson or go home
canon is good for glossy and canon paper, thats it
i have actually used the epson r1800 and dint really like it, it was streaking and my friend said its a bitch because the thing sometimes just doesnt print well.
never had a problem with mine, or the 2200 or my baby the 4800
the r2400 or new r1400 are great ones too.
if all you do is glossy paper and like canon's paper, then get it. otherwise you need to atleast try the different ones out and see what you like.
I've been all epson for years, never had a problem, consistent quality images.
my dad has been canon for years, consistent problems (though Canon printer customer service is 2nd to none) and lots of meh prints
hmmm so you never had any head clogging issues?
nope. i try to print pretty regularly, and don't leave it on when not in use for extended periods
hmmm, does the r1800 take roll paper?
The 1800's were really good, but not great.. Epson really got their shit together when they learned how to 'clone' printers. Now, ALL of their 4800's print within a very strict set of tolerances. So strict, that Bill Atkinson's standard Epson profiles will work on ANY printer, where you would have had to make a custom profile for *your* printer in the past.
Don't get me wrong, the other epsons are a step above the Canons, and the HP's are getting closer, but the cloned epsons are in a whole different league.
I would recommend any of the newer x800 series. 3800, 4800, 7800, 9800 or 11880.
They're really THAT good.
the 4800 and above also have their own tollerances built into the ROM so it knows its own attributes.
I picked up a Canon Pixma ip1800 from wal-mart for $60-70, it has served me well for 4x6 prints haven't tried anything bigger