Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Black and white printers
From: George Hartzell <>
Date: Sat, 20 Jan 2001 10:00:54 -0800
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Simon Lamb writes:
 > [...] I have decided to go
 > with the Espon 1160 with ConeTech BW system for B&W printing exclusively.  I
 > may (funds permitting) replace my Photo 700 with a new 1270 (or 1290) for
 > colour printing - this printer has had excellent reviews for its colour
 > output quality. [...]

Before you spring for the 1270, you should look into the "orange
shift" problem.  In brief, many people have had trouble with the
1270's inks shifting to orange on many papers.  Various theories have
been put forth.  Searching with "Epson 1270 orange
shift" gives >150 hits, the first couple seem to be a good intro. to
the problem.

Since the 1270 has chipped cartridges, third party inksets are tough
to come by.

Some Lugger (maybe Mark Rabiner?) has been doing really nice work on a
1200, using a CIS system to keep the cost down and Generations inks (I
think).  Part of the trick seems to be to invest in a profiling
package so that you can really push the gamut of the inkset to its


In reply to: Message from Doug Herr <> (FOM2 (was: RE: [Leica] More PAWs))
Message from Dan Cardish <> (RE: FOM2 (was: RE: [Leica] More PAWs))
Message from Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net> (Re: [Leica] Black and white printers)
Message from "Simon Lamb" <> (Re: [Leica] Black and white printers)