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Should I replace my Epson 777i with your famed Canon i960?

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April 30, 2004 8:07:10 PM

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Hi,

I have read tonnes of positive posts about the Canon i960 on this
list.
I currently have an Epson Stylus 777i which still works. However, it
consumes a lot of ink and I am beginning to think I was ripped off. I
print maybe once or twice a month but I seem to be replacing my
expensive cartridges quite frequently (every 6 months?) and I always
seem to be cleaning the heads/nozzles with the Epson utility provided
with the printer.

My printing needs: I mostly print graphics / photos from Photoshop on
WinXP. Things like stickers on Avery paper, Cards on cardstock, photo
collages on premium photo paper etc. I hate seeing pixels or dots on
my printouts. I usually print at 300DPI. Usually max 8x10.

So my questions are: Is it worth it for me at this time to upgrade to
the Canon i960? Will the benefits make it worth it? Quality and
cost? Is there another better option?

I'm just tired of my 777i. The annoyances are turning into "printer
rage". :) 

Thanks for the help,
Jackson
Anonymous
May 1, 2004 4:16:53 AM

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Any printer you should replace cartridges every 6 months.



"Jackson" <holepuncherb@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c030ef7e.0404301507.4698a608@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have read tonnes of positive posts about the Canon i960 on this
> list.
> I currently have an Epson Stylus 777i which still works. However, it
> consumes a lot of ink and I am beginning to think I was ripped off. I
> print maybe once or twice a month but I seem to be replacing my
> expensive cartridges quite frequently (every 6 months?) and I always
> seem to be cleaning the heads/nozzles with the Epson utility provided
> with the printer.
>
> My printing needs: I mostly print graphics / photos from Photoshop on
> WinXP. Things like stickers on Avery paper, Cards on cardstock, photo
> collages on premium photo paper etc. I hate seeing pixels or dots on
> my printouts. I usually print at 300DPI. Usually max 8x10.
>
> So my questions are: Is it worth it for me at this time to upgrade to
> the Canon i960? Will the benefits make it worth it? Quality and
> cost? Is there another better option?
>
> I'm just tired of my 777i. The annoyances are turning into "printer
> rage". :) 
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Jackson
May 1, 2004 6:46:03 AM

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Jackson wrote:

>I have read tonnes of positive posts about the Canon i960 on this
>list.
>I currently have an Epson Stylus 777i which still works. However, it
>consumes a lot of ink and I am beginning to think I was ripped off. I
>print maybe once or twice a month but I seem to be replacing my

Since you don't print that often, the costs are not that great. You can
change if you think you're really spending a lot on ink, but it's all a
matter of costs.
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May 1, 2004 6:46:03 AM

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Safetymom123 wrote:

>Any printer you should replace cartridges every 6 months.

Better not tell my dad that...he'd be quite upset if he had to toss out
his perfectly good cartridges twice a year.
May 1, 2004 8:40:34 AM

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Jackson...

I just recently bought the i965, I think they name i965 down in Australia,
anyway I have no problems with it, in fact the quality of photo prints are
amazing, when I was looking around for a photo printer I had 2 in mind the
i965 and the HP 7960, I'd always been a hp printer man but it was appealing
to have separate ink cartridges so I went for the i965. So I am really happy
with it, I also purchased the duplex unit which works great.

Gary


"Jackson" <holepuncherb@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c030ef7e.0404301507.4698a608@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have read tonnes of positive posts about the Canon i960 on this
> list.
> I currently have an Epson Stylus 777i which still works. However, it
> consumes a lot of ink and I am beginning to think I was ripped off. I
> print maybe once or twice a month but I seem to be replacing my
> expensive cartridges quite frequently (every 6 months?) and I always
> seem to be cleaning the heads/nozzles with the Epson utility provided
> with the printer.
>
> My printing needs: I mostly print graphics / photos from Photoshop on
> WinXP. Things like stickers on Avery paper, Cards on cardstock, photo
> collages on premium photo paper etc. I hate seeing pixels or dots on
> my printouts. I usually print at 300DPI. Usually max 8x10.
>
> So my questions are: Is it worth it for me at this time to upgrade to
> the Canon i960? Will the benefits make it worth it? Quality and
> cost? Is there another better option?
>
> I'm just tired of my 777i. The annoyances are turning into "printer
> rage". :) 
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Jackson
Anonymous
May 2, 2004 1:17:58 AM

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"Jackson" <holepuncherb@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:c030ef7e.0404301507.4698a608@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> I have read tonnes of positive posts about the Canon i960 on this
> list.
> I currently have an Epson Stylus 777i which still works. However, it
> consumes a lot of ink and I am beginning to think I was ripped off. I
> print maybe once or twice a month but I seem to be replacing my
> expensive cartridges quite frequently (every 6 months?) and I always
> seem to be cleaning the heads/nozzles with the Epson utility provided
> with the printer.
>
> My printing needs: I mostly print graphics / photos from Photoshop on
> WinXP. Things like stickers on Avery paper, Cards on cardstock, photo
> collages on premium photo paper etc. I hate seeing pixels or dots on
> my printouts. I usually print at 300DPI. Usually max 8x10.
>
> So my questions are: Is it worth it for me at this time to upgrade to
> the Canon i960? Will the benefits make it worth it? Quality and
> cost? Is there another better option?
>
> I'm just tired of my 777i. The annoyances are turning into "printer
> rage". :) 
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Jackson

I just did exactly what you are contemplating - replaced a 777i with an
i960.

As you experienced - I was continually running the nozzle-clean utility,
with its attendant high ink use.

I always had paper-feed problems and inordinately high ink usage - or so it
seemed to me.

Finally the paper-feed mechanism croaked so I had a good excuse to buy the
i960, which I had heard good things about.

Haven't regretted the change so far - seems to be much lighter ink usage -
great photo reproduction - and no paper feed problems.
The price is reasonable - and dropping.

Brian
Anonymous
May 3, 2004 2:39:18 AM

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On Sat, 01 May 2004 04:40:34 GMT, "Gary" <spam@spam.com> wrote:

>so I went for the i965. So I am really happy
>with it, I also purchased the duplex unit which works great.
>
>Gary

Gary... When you print duplex - can you see each side's print from
the opposite side?

Allan.
May 10, 2004 1:58:10 PM

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"Safetymom123" wrote:
> Any printer you should replace cartridges every 6 months.

Even if you don't print in 6 months? Or only print say once every two
months? Or even once a month?

That seems unreasonable doesn't it?
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