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    Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Hi, I have to buy a printer make digital negatives but unfortunately i can't try every printers with every kind of films, i have to buy the printer first, then pray, then try different kinds of films and chose the one which work the best for me. So i saw the epson SC P400 and the SC P600 but and i was wondering if someone tried them to make digital negatives or what your choice would be?
    PS: i'm also looking for a densitometer
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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    I make digital negatives for Platinum printing on an Epson Sylus PRO 3880. Perhaps not your definition of affordable, though.
    Re Densitometer, it helps if you list your locale.
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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Hi, i believe the 3880 has been replaced by the sc p800 so it can't be bought as new now, only second hand for around 700€ (€ is close to dollars) and i wouldn't take the risk with a second hand printer. The sc p800 price is above 1000€ and that's too expensive, however the sc p600 for 600€ as new would be ok for my budget, but i wonder if i'd get good results once i've done all the measurements and curves that need to be done for making digital negatives.

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    take a look at the Epson 1430 makes great digital negs and priced cheep.

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Thanks, is it the one you use? Indeed it seems cheap but I can't find in france, i don't know why

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by wager123 View Post
    take a look at the Epson 1430 makes great digital negs and priced cheep.
    Have you used this printer for negatives? It uses non pigment ink, do you get good dmax? Are you printing with silver paper, or do you use it for UV processing? I have had the impression that only Epson pigment inks would make a digital negative.

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

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    I don't use this printer but Jon cone says that they do . and I belive I read some where else that people where using Epson k3 in refillable carts from inkjetmall ( jon cone 0 go to the inkjetmall website and they discuss this printer

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by lucasleroy View Post
    Thanks, is it the one you use? Indeed it seems cheap but I can't find in france, i don't know why
    I find that the Epson Artisan 1430 doesn't have the range in inks that are required to make great negatives. I'd say they make ok negs.

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Cone is testing new inks specifically for that printer and digital negative printing:
    read the comments to Christian Hogue's question
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

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    Re: Affordable printer for digital negatives

    Nobody tried the sc p600?

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