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Todd Morrison wrote: > To all who replied to my las post, thank you (especially the compliment on > my web site). > > I am a bit frustrated this morning. I was up til 1 am tweaking the 3000 on > Concorde Rag with Epson ink. > > I assumed that the 3000 would have comparable print quality to my 740, so > far my prints do not reflect this. And it won't. The 3000 shares the same print technology as the 800 and 1520. It is 2 generations of advancements behind the 740's technology. But it's capable of 16.5 inch wide prints. Such prints are not viewed from the same distance as 8x10s. The further away you stand, the more difficult it is to make out the print qulaity difference. A 16x20 printed from a 3000 would such as good as a 16x20 printed from a Stylus Photo 1200 (if it were possible to make such a large print from the 1200) when viewed from normal distance for a 16x20 inch print. It's in the smaller print size (the smaller the print size, the closer the normal viewing distance is) that the photo printers really start to outshine their 4 ink brothers. In my opinion, the break point is somewhere around 11x14 inches. At this size, the normal viewing distance compensates for the 3000's lower quality prints compared to the 700/750/EX/1200. > What now, I guessI will sell or return the 3000 and buy a 1200 or 1520. The 1520 will do you no good. It uses the same print technology as the 3000. The 3000 blows the 1520 away in print size, ease of refilling, and ink economy. I'd seriouly reconsider selling your 3000. If you use it just for 11x14 and parger prints, it will be wonderful. You already have a 740. The output from the 1200 will be better, but the difference to most people won't be night and day. Many on this list study output with magnifying glasses. But that's not how people look to photographic prints. If you never plan on printing 16x20 inch prints, then maybe you would be better off with a 1200. It could serve all of your photographic printing needs regardless of size (up to 13x19). But there's something about a 16x20 inch print that's awesome. -- Mike Greer Explore potential income opportunities with Greer and Associates at http://www.ibocity.com/greeraa. Also, Come visit my digital photography web site along with a lot of other interesting stuff at http://www.greer.simplenet.com. - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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