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Re: filmscanners: [OT] Epson printers (Was: Olympus P-400 printer ???)

The 2880 printing uses smaller steps by the stepper motor and actually
does provide smoother tones in the mid to highlight end.  The
difference in 2880 and 1440 is really only visible under a loupe or if
you regularly sniff prints, as I have been known to do.<g>  At normal
viewing distances the difference is not visible.  2880 printing will
slow down the print speed considerably and probably uses a tiny bit
more ink.  I would use it for my Best work, for show or sale, but not
for most of what I print on a daily basis.

--James Hill

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Christiansen" <tomchr@softhome.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2001 12:59 PM
Subject: filmscanners: [OT] Epson printers (Was: Olympus P-400 printer

> Hi,
> >THe 1280 is the US New model for the 1270
> >In Europe and Aisa the 1290 is the new 1270
> >The 1280/1290 offer max 2880 x 720  and complete edge to edge
printing in
> >many standard sizes.
> What is the advantage of 2880dpi lengthwise compared to 1440dpi? It
> like it's just the paper that is fed through at half speed... Can
> actually tell the difference between the two or do you just have
> drops of ink mixing into the same spots on the paper?
> Some people claim that you shouldn't send pictures to the printer
using max
> resolution as this uses too much ink. What's your opinion on this?
> Thanks,
>          Tom


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