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Re: where's the 3600 printer?



You must have a good one. I had 2 bad ones. And the print quality really
is not up to current printers.

Jer

Gary C Lasater wrote:
> 
> I bought the 3000 about four years ago for $1100 from buy.com and I just
> love it. We have changed it from scuzzy to a roundabout usb port and it
> just keeps on going. I have fed bark paper through it with great results
> along with many other types of media. With the price it is right now and
> it is still available, I might just by a backup. It is a terrific
> machine if you have the patience to work with it.
> Have worked with the C80 and regularly use a 1270 but am constantly
> amazed what the 3000 will do.
> Donna
> 
> Royce Bair - Stock Solution wrote:
> 
> > Ray wrote to Royce Bair:
> > >The new features you've posted on the 7600/9600 look absolutely
> > >fantastic, and certainly look like Epson has come close to the
> > >perfect printer.
> > >
> > >I have only one objection. I don't need the 24" size, but I do need
> > >to print a 16x20 with a paper border a la 3000.
> > >
> > >Can you put in a word for a 3600?
> >
> > We hear that from quite a few people.  Despite the SP3000's terrible
> > paper handling capabilities*, it's remained very popular because of
> > it's adaptability, 17" wide platen and large individual cartridges.
> >
> > We've already put in a word to Epson for a "3600".  Epson says it
> > ain't going to happen.
> >
> > Why?  Even though the 3000's age (over 5 years old), and it's old
> > technology (4 inks instead of 6, spitting out huge, 20 picoliters
> > non-variable droplets), Epson is still selling a remarkable 1500 of
> > these great old 3000 work horses a month!  And they told us they plan
> > to continue to make them for at least one more year.  (Why fix it if
> > it still works?!)  Also, they feel the 24 inch 7600 at the new lower
> > price point of $2995 ($2K less than a 7500) is a remarkable buy, with
> > much greater capacity than a 17" printer.  I can assure you that
> > neither dealers or Epson is making very much money on these printers
> > -- both of us are hoping to make it up on the consumables.  By the
> > way, did you know that during the first 2 years that the 3000 was
> > available, it sold for $1995.00?  That's only a $1000 less than the
> > 7600, and that's 1997 money!
> >
> > * Although the 7600 doesn't have a paper tray like the 3000 (it can
> > only handle individual sheets and rolls), the 3000 was never designed
> > to feed the thick sheets must of us put through it (it's a graphic
> > arts printer, mainly for proofing page layouts).  The friction feed
> > on the paper tray balks at anything thicker than 52 lb. paper (those
> > are Epson's specs).  Although you can get it to accept 140 lb. (about
> > 20mil or 300 gsm) paper, it doesn't like it.  Whereas the 7600's
> > straight path will take thickness up to 1.5mm (about 65mil or over
> > 700 gsm), and it's vacuum (suction) assisted feed is much more
> > reliable than friction and pizza wheels!
> >
> > Epson's 2200 model (available in July) will only have a 13" wide
> > platen, but that's all Epson is going to give us besides the 3000 to
> > fill the gap between 8.5" and 24" (beside the 1280, of course).
> >
> > --
> > Royce Bair, director
> > Inkjet Art Solutions
> > A division of The Stock Solution
> > http://www.inkjetart.com/
> >
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