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Back to Life with Epson R1800

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Photography

Epson R1800


The Epson R1800 allows me to complete my art work in-house, which is no small chore. To give you a little background, I’ve been trying to print digital images since 1994. My main image criterion were durability, larger than 8×10, color accuracy, and continuous tone. Back then I settled for a Fargo PrimeraPro dye sublimation printer although the image size was limited to 8×10. A lot has changed in the last few years. The evolution of pigment inks with color accuracy has allowed your local photo stop or chain store to print you a large durable image. My experiences with these 3rd party sources has mostly been disappointing. Some of the problems have been scratches, over bleeds, changing a tiff file to an over compressed jpeg, and color tone shifting. I needed my own in-house printing solution. Thank you Epson for coming to my rescue. The experiences with my newly purchased refurbished R1800 has exceeded my expectations. The 10 mil thick premium luster paper comes in an 11.7 by 16.5 sheet size, which allows me to print my favorite image size of 11×14 and still have a white border to ease framing. The pigment inks match my monitor view and the icing on the cake is a clear cover coat over the image for durability. ┬áThese prints need to be seen in person; the details in the print go beyond your monitor view. Art work in-house is now the best. I may just stay in-house.

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