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Mike, Because I print a LOT of prints, and the 2200 cartridges are quite small. But you may be right about the 1280. Until I actually see a print from the 2200, l would find it hard to believe that it could be a lot better than the 1280. I have NO complaints with the 1280, except it would be nice to print an occasional large print. If the 2200 had finer dots, it wouldn't matter at all to me. I cannot see dots with a 4x Loupe in 1280 prints. I don't think the resolution is different, is it? So you may be right. The inks probably would be the only reason to get the 2200, and they are just too expensive for me. Remember I'm a tightwad. Also, I'm really satisfied with Generation 4 and MIS archival inks! Jerry Michael Greer wrote: > > --- Jerry Olson <email@example.com> wrote: > > Wait for the new 2200 Epson. It will be a photographer's dream printer, > > It has nearly everything any photographer could want, up to 13x44 > > inches. EXCEPT one. It is too new for a CIS system, so it will be awhile > > until one is ready, if you want to use bulk inks. > > Jerry, > > Why would anybody buy a 2200 and even consider using non Epson UltraChrome ink? > The whole reason for getting a 2200 is to gain access to the UC ink with the > 7th lite black hue. If one wants to use bulk ink, then they're better off with > a less expensive but very capable 1280. That is, unless the bulk ink they use > is syphoned from UC inks from 7600/9600 ink carts. That will lower print costs, > but the intial cost of this setup will almost be as much as the printer. The > CIS will run about $200. Carts for the 110ml UC ink run about $55 each (B and H > Photo). You need 7. Therefore, you need $385 worth of ink. But that should last > a long while. B and H prices the 220ml carts at $90 each. Therefore, it will > cost you $630 in ink. But this should last a very, very long time. > > So a CIS and the 2200 is an attractive solution. Just realize the upfront cost > will not be insignificant. > > ===== > Visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://www.mikegreer.com. Also, Greer and Associates (http://www.greeraa.com) offers studio photography, digital imaging services, web site design/construction, and training. > > Mike Greer > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup > http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com > - > 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.