P600 or P800? Been agonizing back and forth on which to choose..

Started Oct 24, 2017 | Discussions thread
Michael Fryd
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Re: P600 or P800? Been agonizing back and forth on which to choose..

Backdoctor wrote:

With my R3000 having the dreaded black ink blobs and a repair price of $475 it seems time to get a new printer.

I have had a LOT of good input. The P800 is $350 more after rebates but with the much larger ink cartridges it would even out in price after two refills of the P600.

The issue, I don't print THAT many photos. I plan to do more printing of my wildlife and sports shots. Also some family stuff. I don't know when I'd print 17" wide... I do a fair amount of document printing on an Epson NX420 , but I'm constantly changing those inks. Would it be stupid to print documents on the P800 as the ink is so much less and cartridges so much bigger? Can it print documents or is it made for photo paper.

If I could use it to print more of what I do then it might make sense... I have to pull the trigger before I lose the rebates on Oct. 31st.

What types of "documents" do you print?

I primarily use my P800 for printing photos.

I use a color laser printer for most non-photo printing at 8.5 by 11 or smaller.  I could print these on the P800, but the laser printer is faster, and is better at text on plain paper.

For documents larger than 8.5 by 11, I use the P800. It easily prints on generic 11x17 copies paper from my local office supply store.   I also have some Epson 17x22 matte paper for printing text, line art, etc.

I also have an old Artisan 800 series printer.  It only gets used for inkjet printable optical media.

I am very happy with the above combination.

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