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Re: Blacks come out blue
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2010, 03:36:50 PM »
Check the ink prices and print quality.
My experience tends to point towards Epson producing much better prints - but do so with with much dearer ink supplies!

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Re: Blacks come out blue
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2010, 04:29:12 PM »
Actually the inks seem to be about the same price. If I understand correctly there are two different sizes for the P50 - 7.4 ml and 11 ml. From one supplier the 7.4 ml are about 9.50€ and the 11 ml 12.9€ (varies from colour to colour).
The pixma inks are about 9.45€, but it doesn't say how much there is in a cartridge.

With a rating up to 21 one test report gave Epson 21 and Canon 20 on the quality of the prints.
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Re: Blacks come out blue
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2010, 04:38:12 PM »
Carol,
I never had much problems with the Epson. I use the R285 which is now the P50. I have recommended the P50 to many people and they are all over the moon with it.
I get my inks from this place http://www.inkredible.co.uk/Default.aspx?View=Offers&OffersView=OffersListView&CategoryID=2653 and the big size compatibles are very good indeed.
I need to use Epson paper with original inks to see a slight difference in quality, but for professional jobs I use pro labs anyway, so with paper from Lidl and cheap inks I can print  whatever I like without it costing me a fortune.

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Re: Blacks come out blue
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2010, 04:47:08 PM »
I'm about to throw 3 X Epson R220s out.  I have literally used them to destruction printing DVDs.  I shall be very glad to see them go.

They've worked well and I probably now know more than most people about Epson error codes and patterns of not working.  But Epson really cannot write drivers for Macs.  They are just hopeless at it.  I feel a change to Pixmas coming on.
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Re: Blacks come out blue
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2010, 04:57:51 PM »
Guys, you are not helping  :-*

I think there's problably really very little to choose between the two.

A question I asked Sue as I thought she printed postcards .... maybe someone else knows. I print postcards in A6 but have a problem with the pixma. To get a decent print I have to "pretend" I'm printing on A4, i.e. I copy my motive onto a quarter of a blank A4 file. Canon doesn't support A6, only 10x15cm which is unfortunately not the same. According to the blurb on the Epsons, A6 IS supported.
Anyone help ?
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