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    Epson 10-channel printers

    It seems that Epson's 10-channel print-head techology is confined, at present, to the 7900 and 9900 (24" and 44" wide, respectively). Unfortunately, wife feels she could not co-exist with one of those.

    Are there any news as to when Epson will introduce 17" versions (preferably 3900 rather an 4900)? A 13" version would be quite nice too.

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    Re: Epson 10-channel printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rider View Post
    It seems that Epson's 10-channel print-head techology is confined, at present, to the 7900 and 9900 (24" and 44" wide, respectively). Unfortunately, wife feels she could not co-exist with one of those.
    You'll be sad for awhile after she's gone, but that will pass.

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    You would be surprised what people can live with. Start her out with the 7900, if she survives that move up to the 9900. Best of luck.

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    the 7900 is not so massive. particularly when i look at it after using the 9900

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    Re: Epson 10-channel printers

    Quote Originally Posted by z_photo View Post
    the 7900 is not so massive. particularly when i look at it after using the 9900
    I did argue, unsuccessfully, that the included printer stands make a bold statement (and even offered to let her paint it).

    It was a close argument, but the coup-de-grace came when she asked for a 4x6 sample print. Um, can't print that small. Oops.

    How do you like the color gamut on 7900/9900 versus the older machines? How about B&W?

    ps: Just because the 9900 has to be brought in through the window and requires its own bedroom doesn't make the 7900 teeny

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    the color looks better on the newer printers. if you looked at output from one today and the other tomorrow you would be harder pressed to say there is a lot of difference. but side by side comparisons are fairly striking. B&W is arguable and doesn't suck. but i am about to convert a 7600 to 7 black ink printing.

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    Re: Epson 10-channel printers

    z_photo, once I do get a new color printer this year or next, I'll want to convert my perfectly-functioning Epson 4000 to do 7-black ink printing. I would love to hear about your experience with that. I was under the impression that it would be difficult to do because of the chips on the ink cartridges. For starters, what products are you looking at?

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    Re: Epson 10-channel printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Rider View Post
    It was a close argument, but the coup-de-grace came when she asked for a 4x6 sample print. Um, can't print that small. Oops.
    Hey! I can do a 4x6 sample print on my 9800. Of course, it would print on roughly a 12"x44" piece of canvas - is that a problem?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider View Post
    z_photo, once I do get a new color printer this year or next, I'll want to convert my perfectly-functioning Epson 4000 to do 7-black ink printing. I would love to hear about your experience with that. I was under the impression that it would be difficult to do because of the chips on the ink cartridges. For starters, what products are you looking at?

    http://www.piezography.com/

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    Thanks z_photo. I remember looking at that website a while back. Is that the only option out there?

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