DO YOU STILL PRINT PICTURES?

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
John King
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Epson R1800 drivers, etc

Gidday Daniel

Daniel Lauring wrote:

John King wrote:

These things are very much personal preferences for every one of us.
If everyone thought as I do, Epson (etc) would sell a lot more pro printers ....

Best regards, John. Speaking of Epson printers, what do you think/know about the R1800. Turns out that is the printer in the corner of my basement. You piqued my interest in trying out printing again. I don't even know if the starter inks are still OK, in the box! Hope there is Windows 7 support.

Good for you, mate

A number of people I know have this printer, and I have read a bit about it from people on DPR, all reports being good. Main thing to watch is print head clogging. This is easily avoided by printing photos with it once a week ...
The Epsons from the Rx880 series onwards do not have this problem.

I think it is an A3+ printer, so optimised for the 3:2 aspect ratio of most dSLRs (only Olympus 4/3rds are 4:3).

Details from Epson are here:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=Specs&oid=53540919&category=Products

It does have drivers for Vista, and these will should work with W7 (Vista is NT v6.0; W7 is v6.1 ... ). Just checked. W7 is supported. Go to the driver page here:
http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=14121&prodoid=53540919&infoType=Downloads&detected=yes&platform=OSF_W_XP-32
This page should automatically detect your OS. If not, select it from the drop down list.

Very important: Shake each ink cartridge very well (for at least 30-60 seconds each) before installing them in the printer for the first time. I also repeat this if I haven't used my R3880 for a long time.

All the best with your endeavours mate.

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