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Isn't it odd that someone who claims to be sensitive to flames, comes to an Epson-Inkjet list to promote the virtues of Roland printers? How do you spell "troll?" Steve > Jan Steinman wrote: >> >> I joined this list to help me decide between an Epson 9000 and a >> Roland Hi-Fi Jet. I just got off the phone from ordering the Roland. >> >> A big factor in my decision was all the dissent in this mailing list. >> Really, you guys are just like school children: "This is the way I >> think it is, and I'm not listening to you anymore!" >> >> I want to do fine art prints. With the Roland, you buy their media >> and ink, warn the customer about "museum conditions," and give them a >> copy of Wilhelm's report on >120 year lifetime. >> >> With the Epson, it seems to be, "If you use THIS paper and THAT ink, >> and don't expose to air, or maybe do, and use THIS topcoat, or maybe >> don't, and hold your tongue just right, or hop on your left foot >> while staring at the ceiling during a full moon, there is no >> consensus about how long the print will last." >> >> My customers have heard all about ink jet fading. They need >> simplicity and re-assurance: "PQM Concorde Rag, Roland Pigmented Ink, >> more than your great-grandchildren's lifetime." What they don't need >> is a bunch of "yeabuts" from self-proclaimed experts. >> >> The Roland ink and media may be more expensive. Maybe not, if you >> count all the futzing it seems to take to get third-party stuff to >> work well on the Epson. Besides, the media cost is inconsequential in >> a kilobuck limited edition print! >> >> To the children out there: go find a chat room for your flames and >> counter flames! Sheesh! >> >> To the adults out there: I have a great deal of respect for your >> temperance in such a high noise environment. Keep being nice in the >> sandbox, and if nothing else, you can at least feel good about >> yourself. >> >> On Monday, I'll be making archival prints. In a year, some of you >> will still be arguing over how to do it. >> >> : Jan Steinman <mailto:Jan@Bytesmiths.com> >> : Bytesmiths <http://www.bytesmiths.com> >> - >> Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use >> accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. > - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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