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#1 Viperdoc

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:33

I have an excellent Epson 4000 with base, etc. Is it good for anything other than taking up space? I hate to throw it away, but what is it good for?

Has anyone tried a conversion to a dedicated black and white printer, and if so, how good is it compared to other newer printers?

#2 Bjørn J

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:03

I had an Epson 4000 (now I have a 4800), and printed thousands of prints on it. It's a real workhorse and very reliable. Print quality is very good, but I see slightly more accurate colours from the 4800. But not by much - the 4000 is more than good enough for high quality prints as long as you use the correct paper profiles and let Photoshop handle colour managment.
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 16:55

I had a 4000 for seven + years. The good----great prints; the bad, needed lots of cleanings, but I could always get it to work, sometimes by doing the opposite of whatever Epson suggested. The 4900 is better, but not that much. You wd need to find a good supplier of cartridges and a local repair place for big cleanings, though most you can do through the software. Careful of your back when lifting or even moving it.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:07

At least last time I tried, there was a noticeable break between pure white areas and adjacent areas with the ink. I like to print on as close to what was F surface- will this work?




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