Getting new photo printer.

framerframer Posts: 489Member
I've been babying/abusing my 7 year old Epson 4900 but it's seen better days. I got an estimate to service it that just does not make sense. So out with the old and in with the new. I got a new Epson P50000 a slightly upgraded but basically the same machine.

I do like to print real photos. I guess it goes back to my days working in studios doing darkroom work. FWIW Epson currently was a $400 rebate on this unit but it must be invoiced by June 30th.

framer B)

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  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,965Member
    edited June 21
    Not trying to promote the channel or anything, but I did come across this video recently on Youtube. Seems like Epson is a pretty good way to go. I've given up on printing my own photos. I did have a cheap-ish inkjet printer that I printed a few photos from in the past. Afterwards, whenever I wanted to print anything the cartridges were always dry. I print so infrequently I'd rather just order and I ended up just buying a laser printer for the odd times I need to print a document at home.



    Seems like they were also doing a good discount if you trade in a printer, although I'm not sure if that was an EU only thing.

    Looks like this is the Epson ET7700 and you can refill the cartridges on your own.
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    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    edited June 22
    That printer for some one printing from a P&S camera. You buy top notch DSLR's and pro lenses to get the best image. To print out those great images takes a top notch printer.

    There are several nice printers that do fine art photo prints, one is reviewed here https://youtube.com/watch?v=qkeG9C0M8M0

    I almost got it but am use to its bigger brother.

    framer
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 613Member
    I almost bought the Canon Pixma Pro-100 when Adorama had it for $59 after rebate, but held off. Now it's $119... I'm trying to decide if I still want it.
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 1,965Member
    framer said:

    That printer for some one printing from a P&S camera. You buy top notch DSLR's and pro lenses to get the best image. To print out those great images takes a top notch printer.

    There are several nice printers that do fine art photo prints, one is reviewed here https://youtube.com/watch?v=qkeG9C0M8M0

    I almost got it but am use to its bigger brother.

    framer

    You're probably right, I'm not well read on printers.

    Wow, I forgot about Greg Cazillo. I remember when he used to work with Fro Knows Photo, before they split.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    for an Epson 4900 printer only

    I have 1 green ink 60% , 2 orange 90%, and a yellow 60% all less than a month old.

    FREE I'll even pay to mail them, in the lower 48, to 1st person that will use them. I hate to see them wasted.

    Love the new printer :)

    framer
  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
  • FreezeActionFreezeAction Posts: 409Member
    framer is that a P50000 model or P5000? I've wanted to upgrade from a P800 to the P5000 for sometime and may this coming year once I can leave it in the van as a rolling studio. I like to make test prints before leaving a location where $'s have been spent on a trip. I don't have the cutter for the P800 that is included in the P5000. There is a possibility I will down size to a 13" model and be content with 13x39 in panoramas also.
  • framerframer Posts: 489Member
    My 2cents, the P5000 is big, twice the footprint of the P800 and weighs around 100lbs. The other issue is how hot a van could get and effect the inks drying out.
    The P800 being around 40lbs could be removed and stored in a better environment when not being used.

    Having owned a 4000 and 4900 Epson printers it important to keep them in a controlled environment or you will have cloging problems down the road.

    That said, the P5000 is a WOW printer. 17" x 96" pano's on canvas was been my best seller at the old frame shop. I'm hoping they keep selling now that I sold the frame shop.

    framer
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