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Anyone have an Epson Stylus Pro 4000? Comments?

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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 10:01:52 PM

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I am thinking about buying one of these and I would like to hear some
comments on it. Is it expensive to run ink wise? Is there a CIS for it?
How is the image quality compared to a Epson 1280 and how is the image
quality in general? Speed? Also, any other comments would be welcome.

thanks

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Anonymous
June 4, 2005 10:03:33 PM

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>Rick Baker writes ...
>
>I am thinking about buying one of these and I would like to hear
>some comments on it.

A couple of us on this NG have one, Mark Morgan and me.

>Is it expensive to run ink wise?

The first time you turn it on it will run thru about $100 worth of ink
filling the lines and priming the heads. After that initial shock it
isn't too bad :)  Last time I checked it was costing me about 50 cents
per 11x14" print with the 110 ml carts (would be a bit less with the
220 ml carts).

>Is there a CIS for it?

I think so, but the main reason to buy the printer is for the Epson
inks and accurate ICC profiles so I would recommend against it. For
example the CIS systems only have one flavor of black ink so you are
compromised with the softer watercolor or art papers.

>How is the image quality compared to a Epson 1280

Much, much better since the profiles are more accurate and gray
balanced (I also have a 1280).

> how is the image quality in general?

Excellent.

> Speed?

Fast ... I have a pdf of a review John Paul Caponigro wrote on the 4000
for a magazine which talks about these issues, email me if you want a
copy.

>Also, any other comments would be welcome.

I would recommend that you NOT buy the 4000 however, since it is being
replaced by the new, improved 4800, which has the new K3 ink set for
improved black/white performance and better performance with glossy
papers (ie, no gloss differential). The 4800 (and 2400, 7800 and 9800)
were just announced about 3 weeks ago. Here's a review of the 9800,
same printer except 44" wide, by Joe Holmes ...
http://www.josephholmes.com/news.html

Bill
Anonymous
June 5, 2005 12:52:59 AM

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Thanks for the information. Much appreciated!

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"Bill Hilton" <bhilton665@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1117933413.834987.297500@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> >Rick Baker writes ...
>>
>>I am thinking about buying one of these and I would like to hear
>>some comments on it.
>
> A couple of us on this NG have one, Mark Morgan and me.
>
>>Is it expensive to run ink wise?
>
> The first time you turn it on it will run thru about $100 worth of ink
> filling the lines and priming the heads. After that initial shock it
> isn't too bad :)  Last time I checked it was costing me about 50 cents
> per 11x14" print with the 110 ml carts (would be a bit less with the
> 220 ml carts).
>
>>Is there a CIS for it?
>
> I think so, but the main reason to buy the printer is for the Epson
> inks and accurate ICC profiles so I would recommend against it. For
> example the CIS systems only have one flavor of black ink so you are
> compromised with the softer watercolor or art papers.
>
>>How is the image quality compared to a Epson 1280
>
> Much, much better since the profiles are more accurate and gray
> balanced (I also have a 1280).
>
>> how is the image quality in general?
>
> Excellent.
>
>> Speed?
>
> Fast ... I have a pdf of a review John Paul Caponigro wrote on the 4000
> for a magazine which talks about these issues, email me if you want a
> copy.
>
>>Also, any other comments would be welcome.
>
> I would recommend that you NOT buy the 4000 however, since it is being
> replaced by the new, improved 4800, which has the new K3 ink set for
> improved black/white performance and better performance with glossy
> papers (ie, no gloss differential). The 4800 (and 2400, 7800 and 9800)
> were just announced about 3 weeks ago. Here's a review of the 9800,
> same printer except 44" wide, by Joe Holmes ...
> http://www.josephholmes.com/news.html
>
> Bill
>
!