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RE: Pigmented inks was Re: filmscanners: SS4000 and LS-2000 real value?

>The one thing I'm especially hesitant about is the matter of profiling all
>elements of my system. Reading all the traffic here and on the Epson
>Digest, that sounds like an unending headache,


All technological devices require more or less constant tuning and retuning
to be and remain calibrated and consistent; none are merely turnkey
operations where you just plug it in, turn it on, and push the play button.
The real questions are how much tuning and returning does one have to do, at
what cost in terms of time and money, and to what end.  If you are a
perfectionist or if you are earning your livelihood off of printing images,
then you are going to be more demanding than if you are a casual user or
someone who is relatively easily satisfied.  The more demanding one is the
more effort one will need to expend in the tuning and retuning of the
system, the more costly it will be, and the more accurate, reliable and
repeatable the outcome will become.  In absolute terms, the higher the
likelihood will be that a higher quality product will be produced.  Thus,
how much one invests in such things as profiling depends on what one is
willing to accept as a good enough outcome.

Also remember that some of the folks on these lists are like hot rodders;
they get pleasure in its own right out of fiddling with and customizing
their rigs and would not be satisfied with driving a rig that is right off
the shelf.  Others are perfectly happy using a product right off the self or
they are more instrumental in their approach to tools, which they view as
having no intrinsic value in their own right  but only value in use.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:owner-filmscanners@halftone.co.uk]On Behalf Of Hersch Nitikman
Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:08 AM
To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
Subject: Re: Pigmented inks was Re: filmscanners: SS4000 and LS-2000
real value?

We seem to be misunderstanding one another. I have an 860, and am quite
happy with it. I expect to be concerned about longevity in due course. I
believe my printer will take unchipped archival pigmented ink cartridges
from 3rd party sources. It is also my understanding that those sources will
be less expensive than Epson, but I have not yet explored that. In the
meantime, I'm archiving on CD-R...
The one thing I'm especialy hesitant about is the matter of profiling all
elements of my system. Reading all the traffic here and on the Epson
Digest, that sounds like an unending headache, especially for the retiree
hobbyist with limited funds. My LS-30 was a big splurge., coming after a
modest windfall.

At 09:31 PM 01/27/2001 -0800, you wrote:

> > > "Hersch Nitikman" <hersch@silcom.com> wrote:
> > >  What about the 860/1160 with 3rd party archival inks?
> > > Aren't they much less costly than the 2000P?
> > > Or, what am I missing?
>     Isn't the Epson 2000 the printer with ink cartridges with control
>chips in them ... eliminating any possibility of 3rd party sources(?)
>shAf  :o)


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