Excerpt: (1 items) [ Editor's note: This article is reprinted from Printerville , a Web site that provides information about photo printers and papers. ] More than a decade ago, I tested Epson's first wide-format, photographic-quality, inkjet printer, the Stylus Pro 9000 . At the time, there were a number of companies that offered wide-format proofers and signage printers, and the 9000 competed well in that space, but Epson was as interested in the nascent fine-art printing...
Pros: Excellent print quality; wide color gamut, Superb paper handling capabilities, Outstanding black-and-white output with perfect neutrality, Speedy, Includes number of features designed to reduce clogging
Cons: Photo and Matte Black inks share channel, requiring switch when switching paper types, Print cartridges that come with the printer are almost entirely used during ink-charging process
Excerpt: The Epson line of photo printers is well respected for excellent quality output on a variety of media types, as well as a long archival life through their pigment inks. Recently, Epson added two new models to the large format lineup, the 24" Stylus Pro 7900 ($3,995) and the 44" Stylus Pro 9900 ($5,995). Rather than replacing the existing 7880 and 9880 models, they're additions to the line, although at a significantly higher price point than the x880 printers.