Epson Stylus R1800 advice needed.

Started Feb 23, 2005 | Discussions thread
Adam Benn
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Re: Epson Stylus R1800 advice needed.
In reply to McAllister, Feb 24, 2005

I would recommend at least looking at the HP 30. It is a few bucks more, but available now. Plus, it'll cost less to run, and be more reliable. With HP, the print head is a standard replaceable part. On the Epson you'll find yourself needing to do head cleaning more often, especially as the printer ages (which consumes a significant amount of ink), and if a print head clogs permanently it is costly and pretty much has to be done by a service center.

Also, I find HP printers to be a little better all-round, for things other than just photos. Plus, the HP calibrates itself, whereas to calibrate the Epson requires lots of trial and error or professional calibrating services.

The Epson is pigment ink, while the HP is dye ink. There are pluses and minuses to both types.

You should at least take a look.

McAllister wrote:

Hello, I know info regarding this printer is still fleeting as it's
not out yet, but I was hoping someone would have the info I need.
I'm a graphic design student 2 months away from graduation, and I'm
looking for a wide format printer. Ideally, I'd love to get a
colour laser, but that's too far out of my price range.

The R1800 meets my price and media requirements, but I'm aware it's
being billed as a photo printer. Will it be able to handle text as
well as it does with photos, or should I be looking elsewhere?

Thanks in advance.

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