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Alps are slow but they do a good job, they also have been discontinued in the US and alps supplies will be around for another 4 years, You can buy the same printer in europe undre a different name. They do a great job, I meen a great job. I think the best use of one is for transfers and decals tho. If someone is interested in one I found a website that claims to still have some but 5-600 dollars is a lot for a 8 inch wide printer. on 5/10/02 6:14 PM, Chris Loehr at email@example.com wrote: > Ah, yes the Alps. Not so many years ago I lusted after one of these as > well. But the fact I didn't mention it was that the vendors I order > from educationally do not offer these printers. They do however still > offer the ribbons and inks. A big factor also is what is in use in the > labs and by the professors. Graphic design uses Epsons, Architecture > uses as mixture of Epsons and HPs (as well as HP plotters). Students > tend to follow their lead. > > Interesting to note same is with calculators. We used to sell a fair > number of HP calculators but now it is mostly Texas Instruments. It is > what the professors and departments are using as well as what they are > using in High School before they come to college. > > Same could be said of Macs and PCs. The students tend to use what they > used in High School, or their parents have, or what is required by the > departments. > > robert rakita wrote: > >> how come Alps doesn't get mentioned as a printer choice? >> >> Of intrest was the fact that the inks were waterproof at >> printing; glossy surfaces (not just prescribed surfaces) could be >> printed on;there were metalic inks that could be used;the paper feed >> was flat/horizontal(which I believe would permit using heavier stock >> than a "vertical" feed could);CMY inkcarts(tapes) were replacable >> independently. >> >> Any comments? >> Bob rakita >> >> (you can post this to the list if you feel it's worth it) > > Proofread carefully to see if you any words out. > ******************************** > Chris S. Loehr > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://union.ksu.edu/CompStore/main.htm > Computer Buyer/ Store Manager > K-State Union Computer Store > 115 K-State Union > Kansas State University > Manhattan, KS 66506 > 785-532-7319 > 785-532-2388 fax > 1-800-KSU-CATS out of town customers > ******************************** > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.