Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Epson 2000P
From: Darrell Jennings <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 04:13:20 -0700 (PDT)

Well that's about the uglist thing I ever heard. I did
buy it on a credit card through a retailer in NYC, and
ordered the Epson archival paper with it.  It will be
interesting to see how it compares to my current
printer (an HP deskjet 970) which has done a great job
(even with black and white), but only prints to
8.5X11.  I wanted to go bigger and the 2000P looked
like the same technology they use on the bigger much
more expensive printers that Epson makes. 

I'll let the group know how it works out in about a
- --- "Greg J. Lorenzo" <> wrote:
> Hi Darrell,
> Funny you should ask.... I hope you're sitting down.
> I purchased my first 2000P in mid January 2002. I
> brought it home, read 
> the instructions, installed the ink cartridges and
> it immediately died. 
> Contacted Epson Tech Support who offered to replace
> it with a 
> refurbished 2000P. I declined and exchanged it at
> the store for a new in 
> box 2000P.
> Printer 2 worked just fine up to about a month ago
> other than being 
> rather thirsty for ink. Last week I finally had some
> time to catch up on 
> some color printing, ran some prints only to have
> every print come out 
> in varying shades of purple (for all colors).
> Contacted Epson Support on 
> Wednesday who requested that I replace the ink
> cartridges and run the 
> nozzle cleaning process over a dozen times. Result:
> all prints still 
> came out purple.
> Called Epson Support back on Thursday, they sent out
> a new printer which 
> arrived Monday. New printer (number 3 now) arrived
> NIB but was DOA. The 
> print heads would not come over far enough to allow
> installation of the 
> ink cartridges. I again called Epson Support who
> over-nighted me printer 
> number four yesterday.
> Printer number four works great with no problems so
> far. Best color 
> printer for under $2000 when it works. Stinks in B&W
> but I prefer the 
> wet darkroom for B&W.
> Good luck and I hope you paid with your credit card.
> Regards,
> Greg
> Darrell Jennings wrote:
> >I just ordered an Epson 2000P archival printer
> today. 
> >Anyone out there have any experience, tips,
> problems,
> >cool features, etc. that I should know about?
> >
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