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Re: Epson or HP for alt-phot ... ?
At 12:32 AM 3/20/00 +0100, Philippe wrote:
>I have to choose between a Stylus Color 900 or the last HP (970Cxi I think)
>for inkjet printing and most probably for alt-phot negs.
>What I like with HP is that you change the heads along with the ink
>cartridges, which is not the case with Espon. How long does a Epson head
>last ? Is Epson still better than HP in inkjet technology ?
>One can find archival inks for Epson. Is it true with HP as well ?
There are arguments both ways, but if you want to use "archival" inks, go with
the epsons. Because the HP's printhead is built into the ink cartridge, there
are no third-party (read empty) cartridges, because to make them would be to
infringe on patents in the head technology. Since you're limited to HP's
prefilled cartridges, refilling with "archival" inks will yield a mixture of
OEM and archival ink.
As for the print quality, you probably ought to decide for yourself. Both have
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