From: Tillman Crane (email@example.com)
Date: 05/17/00-10:11:20 AM Z
I am also looking for a scanner that will read 11x14 prints and 8x10 negs.
>I am in the process of retrofitting my department for digital
>input/output (this summer converting my file drawer of negatives to
>digital files, then burning to CD for easier client access and
>review). Lately I've been e-mailing files to a colleague's printer
>(HP970), and achieving results equivalent to local labs. At the same
>time I'm interested in producing fine art photography in alternative
>digital formats. My 2 questions are:
>1) Printer choices: Epson 1270 ($500); Epson 1520 ($500); Epson 3000
>I notice the 1270 is 6-color, while the other 2 are 4-color; yet the
>4-color machines are 64 nozzle, compared to 48 nozzle on the 1270.
>Herein lies my confusion. Is there a trade-off in color (6 vs. 4) for
>resolution (more nozzles, 64 vs. 48)? I like the idea of producing
>large prints on the machine (the 1270 in fact touts a 13"x44"
>panoramic. Does anyone know of any reason to choose the more
>expensive 3000 model, or 64 nozzle vs. 48?
>2)Scanner: What are people's preferences for scanners these days? I
>currently have a SprintScan for slide and 35mm negative. I would
>like to have something to scan contact sheets of negatives, as well
>as 2-1/4" and 4"x5", to enlarge for alternative processes. The Epson
>Expression 1600 Pro ($1100) seems like a good choice. Does anyone
>out there have any suggestions in regards to scanners.
>I'd like to make a purchase that balances cost with longevity. Any
>input is most appreciated.
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