Re: epson printer s1280
- From: "KatWoman" <JolieXPrincessXKatanaXXX@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 16:00:37 -0400
"bmoag" <aetoo@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I consider the 1280, now a very old design but still being manufactured bystill have my 1270 works great, good drivers, excellent quality prints in
Epson, to be the "gold standard" for ink jet photo printing. This model has
been out for several years and other than changing the outside plastic case
Epson has not otherwise issued anything new and improved.
If you are not going to pursue color management then you will not
appreciate what this printer is capable of and may actually find it
frustratingly unforgiving of image processing errors.
The 1800.2400 are pigment based printers that have a slightly different
gamut. Having used both the 1280 and the 1800 I would not say one is
better than the other. If you like to print on glossy paper there is an
advantage to using the 1280 as it does not require a separate glossy
cartridge to achieve a great effect on glossy papers.
There are other issues to distinguish ink and pigment based printers but
that is up to your to pursue.
If you have not used Epson printers before and use color management I
believe you will find that the canned profiles Epson provides for its many
paper surfaces are very good and are actually a major reason to use Epson
The however: head clogging can be an issue. Turn the printer off between
uses. Learn to use the nozzle check/clean utility appropriately.
size I need (my doesn't do borderless, the 1280 I think does)
have not noticed any fade in colors etc on prints 5 years old
inks are harder to find now it's an old model
but I got a good source it you need it
pay attention to above advice don't put the good paper in till you do the
nozzle check especially if you don't print for a day or two
sometimes have to make 2-3 prints to get it right due to splatters or
colors look like what's on the screen once you get it set right
I had an Epson before (Stylus pro) and it was also very good for it's time,
once had a problem Epson had local repair available, excellent service dept
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