Epson Printer - R1900 vs. R2880

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 11:53 am    Post subject: Epson Printer - R1900 vs. R2880 Reply with quote

There's a good rebate from Epson going on and I need a new printer. Any opinions as to which Epson to purchase? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Epson Printer - R1900 vs. R2880 Reply with quote

Rich Green wrote:
There's a good rebate from Epson going on and I need a new printer. Any opinions as to which Epson to purchase? Thanks.


If printing B&W is important to you, the 2880 is the unit (Advanced B&W mode).
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same debate 2 years ago and went with the R1900 because I mostly print color fashion 11x14 for my portfolios. I am really quite happy....
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks very much for the replies.

While B&W printing is important to me, I used to have a darkroom, I have done so little I wouldn't base my purchase decision on it.

One question though - is the difference that dramatic with B&W between the 2 printers?

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wouldn't know about differences between the two printers but i can say i have printed portfolio prints in b&w on my 1900 and have been pleased with the results. not museum quality but certainly sufficient for my needs.
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought the R1900 and I'm really happy with it. Especially with the rebate, total cost was $334.

In reality though, Epson should just give these machines away considering how damn small the ink cartridges are! Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that price with the rebate but I'm still on the fence because of the ink. A set of all new cartridges are over $100. That's ridiculous.
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