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[filmscanners] RE: Compact Cameras



I have no dispute with anything you have said below.

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From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
[mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of
Austin Franklin
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 7:10 PM
To: laurie@advancenet.net
Subject: [filmscanners] RE: Compact Cameras

> Hi Laurie,
>
>> I am familiar with it and have heard good things about it from users;
>> BUT that is one of the sorts of things that I consider as the EXTRA
>> WORK required to remedy the issues I am speaking of. :-)
>
> It's not an issue if you do a couple of things...as you touch on...
>
>> First, I believe that
>> you almost need to have a dedicated printer for B & W printing to
>> use it:
>
> Exactly.  That alleviates the issue you bring up of switching
> inks and flushing.
>
>> second you need to use special inksets.
>
> For B&W, yes...quadtone inks.
>
>> Third, even if you do
>> not choose to
>> use the CIS...
>
> I suggest instead of CIS, getting a printer that has LARGE
> ink cartridges, like the Epson 3000.  They are 4oz each I
> believe.  Very good size, compared to something like the 1270/1280.
>
>> ...but stick with carts so as to be able to switch easily between B&W
>> and color, you need to flush the system of the previous inks in the
>> printer prior to each changing back and forth from B&W to color.
>
> ..that, IMO, is a waste of time and money.  You'll spend more
> in money on flush kits, and clogs than it's worth.  Printers
> are reasonably cheap, and it's the ink that seems to add up
> in cost, at least for me.
>
>> Another more expensive option which I am told helps to remedy the
>> issues is to purchase a RIP to use with the printer instead of the
>> printer's driver.
>
> I personally recommend the Piezography set-up, though I use
> the original Piezography that was actually developed by
> Sundance/R9, not by Inkjet Mall/Cone as was claimed, though
> sold by them as Piezography.  Inkjet Mall/Cone has a new
> system that I have not used.  I think the old stuff is still
> available from R9 (www.bwguys.com).
>
> Regards,
>
> Austin
>
>
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