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Re: So long, and thanks for all the fish!



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>
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