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    Hey, I'm a new member but have browsed the board for a couple of weeks. I just wanted to know what types of printers do you use to print photo's, and how do you like them?

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    I use an Epson 1270. And I'd marry it if it was legal
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    • #3
      Is that the new 6 color one?? Looks pretty good, Do you use it to make profesional prints for customers?

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      • #4
        An 1160. Our divorce has just come through.

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        • #5
          The 1270 was one of the first 6-color versions. There are a couple of new generations now. I do use it to make images for customers. They are universally delighted.
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          • #6
            thanks, becuase I am just starting with photo editing, im going to make family prints so I want the quality to be the best, but also as i get good start doing photo retouching for other people, now im mostly into online backend programing and photoshop looks like fun.

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            • #7
              I am not going to marry my 1270, but I am going to buy it some MIS quadtone VM inks and try it out with the Paul Roark curves.

              I did kiss it when I unwrapped it this Christmas (bought it reconditioned from www.amatteroffax.com for $238). I put that info in there for some who might be interested.

              Sharon

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              • #8
                Sam,

                Why the divorce? Have you had problems with the 1160?
                I thought about getting one to use with the Cone piezography.

                Sharon

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by greg
                  ...photoshop looks like fun.
                  Listen. Run while there is still time! Save yourself before it's too late!

                  kidding. Photoshop IS fun, although it might make you pull your hair out from time to time!

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                  • #10
                    Thats a pretty good price, I think im goign ot lean towards that printer too, just wnated to make sure it was good enough for professional photos. What do you think about the lexmark z series?

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                    • #11
                      Greg, if you cruise the Adobe boards, you'll see that most of the people there use Epson's. And frankly, I used their experience to make my decision. I don't know anything about the Lexmark, they may be great. My personal decision was based on what people (like Doug) who have a lot more experience than me choose.

                      I am sure there are some great non-Epson printers out there. I just don't have the money to experiment. ie. I went with the herd. moooo

                      My refurbished 1270 looked brand new when I got it. I couldn't find any evidence it had been used. I checked the company out at www.resellerratings.com

                      I subscribe to the epson-leben inkjet group and have learned a lot there.

                      I'll shutup now.

                      Sharon

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                      • #12
                        Just wondering, how much did you pay for your used 1270?

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                        • #13
                          Hi Greg,

                          It was $238, plus a very reasonable shipping fee. The funny thing was, I found that you can get different prices from the same site using different search engines. I was using mysimon.com I think when I found this price.

                          I don't know if this was used or not. It certainly doesn't show any wear.

                          One hint though. I wish I had read more about this before. You don't need the paper holder to make large prints off a roll. I bought a roll of photo paper and a paper holder. The directions said to cut the paper so I didn't need the holder.

                          Sharon

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                          • #14
                            Sharon - I was being facetious - the 1160 is in fact a perfectly decent printer, ESPECIALLY (I've heard) when used with the Cone piezography system. WHICH I can't get in Zimbabwe, nor can I get ordinary Epson cartridges without remortgaging the house. Hence my problems, but you being in US should get along just fine with the 1160 - good luck!!

                            Sam

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                            • #15
                              Okay, sometimes I want to divorce various parts of my computer too. Sometimes I want to....well, I better not say, it's running pretty good now. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't something intrinsic to that printer.

                              Thanks Sam,

                              Sharon

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