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Subject: [Leica] Remarkably good cheap printer
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:07:39 -0500
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I have an Epson Stylus R800 printer that I use for all purposes, and I have 
found it to be very serviceable.  Because I use it once or twice a week for 
general printing, I have never had any problem with clogging.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Herbert Kanner" <kanner at>
To: <lug at>
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 8:37 PM
Subject: [Leica] Remarkably good cheap printer

> It is amazing how ink jet technology can improve in less than a decade. 
> Some years ago, a friend who had bought an Epson with a 13" bed 
> recommended that model and there was an equivalent with an 8"bed. I think 
> I must have paid about $300 for it, as a printer for my wife to use.
> This year, she bought a new Mac laptop and a choice of three Epson 
> printers was offered as a bonus, two for free and one for a $25 co-pay. 
> The one I chose was the Artisan 50 because it used six independent ink 
> cartridges--her previous printer had all colors in one cartridge (Ugh). 
> The retail price of that printer is a mere $100.
> After discovering what great prints this thing can make, I adopted it, 
> leaving my poor wife with her old one. Granted it has only an 8" bed. 
> Granted that it uses dyes instead of the more archival pigments. But, 
> choosing the slowest printing, where the paper advances by millimeters and 
> takes several minutes to print even a 4 x 6, I doubt that high-priced gear 
> can really produce better colors or definition.
> A friend in England liked one of his pictures so much that he ordered an 
> (I suppose expensive) print made from the digital image onto type C paper. 
> Out of sheer curiosity and possibly mischief, I downloaded his picture 
> from Flickr,printed it on 8 1/2 x 11, and mailed it to him. He pronounced 
> my colors to be better!
> Herb
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> for they are subtle and will pee
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