Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/16

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Subject: [Leica] Re:Black and White Printing
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Mon May 16 09:38:06 2005
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Subject: Re: [Leica] Black and White Printing

> B.D., you're right about the HP 8750's enhanced potential for better color
prints--the ninth ink is color. I was just considering b&w output.
> When I first heard about the 8750, I thought I'd have to snatch one as
soon as it came out. Now, I'm not so sure. I'm certainly happy with the b&w
and color output of my 8450, but its wanton ink consumption of HP 100 gray
ink cartridges at $20+ per pop to grind out max-size 8.5" x 11" prints makes
me wonder how many 13" x 19" b&w prints I'd get per ink cart. Or, perhaps,
how many carts it'd take to print a 13" x 19".
> In HP's favor, it does denote the HP 100 photo gray ink cart as plain, old
"gray," not the trying-to-be-definitive-and-still-laughably-failing
"light-light black" of Epson. Will ensuing Epson printers feature an even
greater number of ink tanks with the attendant list of names?
"Not-quite-as-black-as-ace-of-spades black." "Midnight-at-the-oasis black."
"Quadroon black." "Lawyeresque-gray-area black."
> -Chris Lawson

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