From: Katharine Thayer (email@example.com)
Date: 05/18/00-02:51:29 AM Z
There is an excellent list called epson-inkjet, at http://www.leben.com
where your questions about epson printers could be or have been answered
by people who work with these machines all the time.
There are many variables on which printers vary. Some printers are
intended for pre-press production work and have a heavier engine for
speed and heavy use, as well as features needed by prepress workers,
such as PostScript, Pantone color matching etc. These machines also cost
more. So it's not just number of colors vs number of nozzles that you're
comparing, you should look at the whole machine and decide whether you
need the prepress features on the prepress machines. The six-color
machines are intended especially for printing photographs; in the
beginning they were far and away the only inkjet printers for
photographic-quality output, but obviously that's changed in the last
My advice to you, other than to ask your question in a place it has a
greater chance of getting a knowledgeable answer, is to get spec sheets
for all the printers you are thinking about, then go to your computer
store and print an image (preferably the same image) from each of the
printers. The proof is in the output. Good luck,
Corky Gallo wrote:
> Also, I'm curious if anyone could answer my original question
> regarding the trade-off between more nozzles on the 4-color machines
> vs. less nozzles on the 6-color machine? See that portion of question
> re-posted below. Thanks.
> 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 (which I have purchase approval on), or 64
> nozzle vs. 48?
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