B&W fine art digital prints (choosing printer and paper)

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    I posted this in the equipment forum, but didn't get any replies, so I decided to try my luck here. Here's the original post:

    After going around some shops and reading a bit more on the net, I'm tending towards the Epson at the moment. Also, Hahnemühle papers don't seem to be as expensive as I thought - because of the currently strong Japanese Yen, it actually seems that Hahnemühle papers are even a bit cheaper around here that those of Canon and Epson. Any input concerning the Hahnemühle papers (especially the different types) would also be highly appreciated.

    Thanks upfront.
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    Which printer did you deside on, and how have your results been? I'm looking to make the same decision now, though with the choice of the Pro5500 Mark II instead of the original model.

    Thanks,
    -Kevin
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    I print the following Hahnemühle papers

    Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% cotton 308 GSM = a good all around paper
    Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 GSM = a paper that amplifies warm tones.
    Hahnemühle German Etch 100% cotton 330 GSM = very good for darker-lowkey- or anything with a fair amount of solid black.

    Hope this helps what you are looking for. Check out my site for more information.

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    Sachphotography Fine Art Photography The homepage of Daniel Sach and his photography Company
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    I have the 9180 and am happy with it as a whole, but when it comes to black and white it stills doesn't please me. (i have been doing traditional silver printing for over 60 years, so i am very picky).

    I saw a demo the other day of the new epson 7900 which is jaw dropping to say the least, but not in the price range of the printers you mentioned.

    With a lot of reasearch and discuss with my vendor i did get an epson 3800 which is using the same ink as the larger printers and is terrific for black and white. It is a tad bit less than say the 7800 but still amazing.

    When trying to decide about the 3800 , i did look at the 2880, which is also using the same ink set. I did not test this printer, but trust my dealer when was told it is basically the same driver, but a larger printer, and in the long run a better buy as the ink carts are larger and so the price per print will be less.

    So far i am very pleased with the test prints, but need to do some icc profiling , etc. to get the most out of the printer and into the photos.
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    [FONT=&quot]As I know that photographic prints matter when you are making a professional painting or snapping a picture. Whenever I start making a picture then first I check for the prints which I am using.

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    if you have a staples close by drop in and check them out. Our local staples was blowing out the canon model you have listed for $199 if i didnt have 2 printers already i would have snapped it up
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    Check the date the thread was started. :lol:
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    hahaha,just got lol for Ccericola's reply.. and how could you check the prints that you are using???

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