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Re: Epson 1280 CIS and Software Questions



I can't answer the other questions, but yes, USB is much faster than
Parallel.  It is even faster than SCSI.  I used to see system degradation
when I tried to do other tasks while my prints were running.  With USB, I
see zero degradation.

-Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lew" <knine@visi.com>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2002 10:24 PM
Subject: Epson 1280 CIS and Software Questions


> I just purchased a new 1280 as an upgrade from my EX.  I have some
> questions I am hoping you can answer:
>
> 1.  The installation instructions said the USB connection was preferred to
> a parallel connection.  Is the transfer rate faster on the USB?  I plugged
> it into the parallel cable used by the EX for now.
>
> 2.  Part of my upgrade reason to access longer life inks, either from
Epson
> or outside.  I have a large supply of Epson Photo Paper and am trying to
> find a place that compares expected life of the various Epson papers
> compared to each other.  Photo compared to PPG, heavyweight matte, etc.
>
> 3.  I think I will need to buy a CIS system and am considering the
> Niagara.  There are three ink choices, plug-n-play, Generations, and
> Enhanced Generations.  I shoot glamour so my biggest concern is skin tones
> (lots of skin :) and print life.  I have never modified or created a
> profile... I tweak the picture and print it so PNP compatibility ranks
high
> from that standpoint, unless someone wants to come over and show me how to
> profile :)
>
> 4.  Did Epson drop the B (Ledger) 11X17 Photo paper?  I don't see it
listed
> in the Epson book of recommended papers that came with the printer however
> an errata sheet did mention the new Colorlife paper not in the book, but
> not the sizes.
>
> Thanks!
>
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