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Jan: Sorry, your theory doesn't hold water. The Iris printers are no longer being made. When the current installed base quits working that is is. The current owners of the Iris company has decided that the Iris is no longer adding to their bottom line so production was halted. There are a lot of very expensive printers going to be rendered useless within the next few years. Technology will keep advancing and the Iris printers will remain where they are today. The people who own the Iris Printers are no dummies, they are going to advance with the technology and at a much lower cost per unit. Jim Davis www.visual-artists.com mailto:email@example.com Jan Faul wrote: > > Gary wrote: > > > Also worth noting is that Lyson, and > > (trickle down marketing now)many others, stated that "we" had every reason > > to expect similar results with E and SV from the Iris - on the Epson. Well, > > A friend of mine floated an interesting theory this afternoon, and it > won't take a rocket scientist to figure out that he might be right. > What if.... the whole Wilhelm flap was caused by big worries by Wilhelm > and others in the IRIS community that the advent of the 9000 and similar > future Epson printers were going to cause a massive shortfall in > projected earnings from their commercial clientele? > Suppose for a second that a shop like Old Towne Editions, which owns a > couple of $100,000 Iris printers, suddenly finds that one of their > biggest clients has bought an Epson 9000 and peripheral Mac, a case of > Fotonics, 1500 sheets of Arches Cold Press in Iris format (32x46) and > intends to print their forthcoming edition of "Famous Photographer" > prints rather than sending them to OTE? And let's just further propose > that this loss approximates 1400 times $200 per print. Well, you can do > the math. > I think it's possible that this is the first shot fired in the > Epson/Iris war. I can see millions of reasons for why commercial Iris > owners would want to discredit Epson prints and their longevity, can't you? > > Jan > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.