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> It seems to the cynic in me that Epson held back adding edge-to-edge/full > bleed printing to the 1160, and the 8.5" and 13" edge-to-edge/full bleed on > the 1270 just to have some new features to promote the 2000P with, and also > to give themselves room to produce improved versions of these models next > year. (Presumably with the 2880dpi print engine just announced for their > lower-end models, and a fix for the cyan fading/orange tint problem.) I must also be a cynic because I find your theory very plausible. Witholding features is a common marketing device used to sell new printers AND inksets/paper. Mere technological advances sometimes aren't enough incentive I guess... <G> And I think you're right about the fix for the cyan fading - I don't see it happening until the next series of Stylus Photo printers are out. Just think of how much time and money is involved if they had to reformulate the ink AND/OR paper for the Epson 870/1270!!! It would make all current batches of ink AND/OR paper useless. Would they recall the current consumables? Very unlikely. I have a feeling they aren't even going to waste any time with this problem, but perhaps they'll be more careful in testing next time around. Unless there is an easy fix for the color shifting, I just don't see anything happening but a bunch of customer relations rhetoric. I must admit I was impressed that they called me and offered to replace my premium glossy paper. They are even sending me two free color and black carts. Nice gesture, but I really don't want to use ONLY matte paper for the rest of this printer's lifespan... > It also makes me wonder why they do not simply add a continuous ink-pad > across the whole carriage, as this would then allow full-bleed printing at > any size. Interestingly the 2000P specs. shown on the Epson UK site list the > Minimum margins as 0 for left and right, but make no mention of whether this > is only for set page sizes. Perhaps the model I saw was pre-production and > the final version will have a continuous ink-pad? Edge-to-edge printing on any paper size would be *fantastic*. Margins have been one of the things that most annoys me with every printer I've had. Edge to edge on 4x6 photo roll was an exciting feature to me, but I would be ecstatic if I could do it on any paper size. The current .12" margins aren't bad though - certainly better than my previous HP printers that were .25" on the sides and .5" at bottom! Travis - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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