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    Default Epson 2400 vs Canon 9900

    We are looking at getting and Epson 2400 printer. I would be very interested in any info from folks that have this printer and any expreriences both positive and negative. I would also be interested in feedback anybody that has the Canon 9900. I am leaning toward Epson because I have always had good luck with them and their print quality is excellent. However I have heard that the Canon has more vibrant color.

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    Default Re: Epson 2400 vs Canon 9900

    Quote Originally Posted by Maddogmd11 View Post
    We are looking at getting and Epson 2400 printer. I would be very interested in any info from folks that have this printer and any expreriences both positive and negative. I would also be interested in feedback anybody that has the Canon 9900. I am leaning toward Epson because I have always had good luck with them and their print quality is excellent. However I have heard that the Canon has more vibrant color.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Maddog
    The one big difference between the Epson 2400 and the Canon i9900 is that the former is a pigment ink printer and the latter a dye ink printer. Pigment inks are generally fairly water-resistant and longer lasting in the worst of conditions, but dye ink printers tend to produce better overall rendition of colours and tones.

    That is rapidly changing due to ink technology and the fact that many pigment ink printers are using more colours (my IPF5000 has 12 ink carts). That said, I also have the i9950 (same as i9900, other than it has a CD printer built in) and the colours from both on Ilford paper are very similar; that is, excellent.

    The i9900 is very fast, very frugal with inks, doesn't clog (a real problem with the Epson printers for some reason) and is fairly quiet when printing. The advantage that pigment ink printers provide is that you can choose from a greater range of papers on which to print.

    At the end of the day, both are very good printers; you just have to weigh up what you want to do as far as printing goes.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Epson 2400 vs Canon 9900

    Quote Originally Posted by Maddogmd11 View Post
    We are looking at getting and Epson 2400 printer. I would be very interested in any info from folks that have this printer and any expreriences both positive and negative. I would also be interested in feedback anybody that has the Canon 9900. I am leaning toward Epson because I have always had good luck with them and their print quality is excellent. However I have heard that the Canon has more vibrant color.

    Thanks for your help!!

    Maddog
    I don't have the 2400 but I have had the 2200 for 4 years and have been thrilled with it.
    Epsons do have a problem with clogging but that has only happened when I leave the machine without printing for long periods of time. I have also heard that using non epson inks can cause clogging too.

    I have spilt water and coffee on the prints and it wipes right up.

    I have had prints on a sunny wall for 4 years and they don't look faded compared to freshly printed ones.

    I know the 2400 uses larger cartridges and more of them than the 2200 (7). You can let the printer go untill it stops before changing a cartridge, it will even allow you to change one in the middle of a print.

    B&W is very nice coming from the 2200 and is supose to be even better out of the 2400. Neither is the best for glossy, the 1800 is better for that. Mat and lustercoat are my favorites with the 2200.

    I have used it for a pannorama 129" long, it took a longgggg time lol. My 2200 is anything but fast, the 2400 may be faster.

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    Default Re: Epson 2400 vs Canon 9900

    Not to add anything more to your consideration, but I have had many epson printers, off the top of my head - R800, 1800, 2200, and 4000. Out of the 4 my favorite is the R1800. I really like the gloss optimizer. I make my own profiles for the prints, and I have 0 complaints about the printer. The R1800 really makes a nice luster photo. I usually buy Red River Satin paper, and I would say that my photos are great.
    So if I had to make 1 recommendation if you shoot a lot of matte paper and/or B&W go with the 2400.
    IF you show Luster/glossy - go with the R1800.
    On both printers they do, print the other option e.g The R1800 does do a good B&W/Matte, but the 2400 was designed to do that. And Visa Versa.
    (However, I have 0 experience with Canon so I can't talk about that.)

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    Default Re: Epson 2400 vs Canon 9900

    I have the 2400 and all that I can say is....great printer but sucks up the ink in gobs....I always have a full set of ink to go and as soon as one colour is gone I replace with another complete set of inks 'cause once they start it is bang, bang, bang!!

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