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Re: [BKARTS] inkjet printers



Yes HP is. The bottom line probably most depends on which pigments are most archival in relationship with which set is cheapest. As to archival the best you ascertain is that they are pigments and reasonably well tested, otherwise it just some marketing department's say-so.

The main difference between the newest models is that HP prints a fixed dot size and Epson prints a variable dot size with a more advanced dithering algorithm. That largely matters to photographers with a magnifying glass and how effectively the print looks continuous tone. It probably also matters in the artist's macro world but would be subtle.

There may well be differences in the variations and sizes of the printable substrates that the various models can handle. That may matter to book artists who want to work with a variety of materials besides paper.

One thing should not be ignored and that is reliability and prompt and effective maintenance and support. I understand that HP is supposed to be good in that regard. but it may well depend on where your machine lives.

michael



----- Original Message ----- From: "Roselyn Leibowitz" <rleibowitz@xxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: inkjet printers



I had Epson all along including an Epson 3000 and an Epson 1520. Now I swear by HP-- Photosmart Pro 9180 and am even eyeing the larger Z2100 or Z3100. HP is giving Epson a run for its money.

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