Epson R3000 vs Pro 3880 - IQ and opinions (long)

Started Nov 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sal Baker
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Re: Epson R3000 vs Pro 3880 - IQ and opinions (long)
In reply to MirekE, Nov 27, 2012

MirekE wrote:

Every Profile I've made is a bit better than anything provided to me by other sources.

Those were never made for MY ACTUAL PRINTER!!!!

Yes, it does really matter as printers do vary even within the same model.

It wasn't my experience, though. Caned profiles for Epson, Hannemuhle and Ilford papers were as good as those that I created with CM. The profiles are made by experienced people on high end spectrophotometers and 3880 comes factory calibrated, so they were - at least in my case - spot on. I would still recommend getting the CM spectrophotometer for cheaper and special papers.

Thanks.  I went ahead and ordered the CM Photo.  There's always the chance that my 3880 will "drift" at some point, and I'll be able to update my paper profiles.


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