epsom R220?

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  1. JohnMF

    JohnMF TPF Noob!

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    Im Looking to buy an Epsom R220 but was wondering wether its worth paying the extra £100+ for the R800.

    Does anyone have either of these printers and can you recommended them? I would rather go for the cheaper option (R220) but if the R800 is really that much better .. Im not sure... or is there any else i should consider first?

    ... any help?
     
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    What will you be doing with your prints? Will you be printing B&W?
     
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    yes, i will be doing both B&W and colour
     
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    Well the R800 uses a strange inkset with a photo-black, matte-black, blue, red... I'd find this a bit disconcerting as both the lower and higher end units use the light-magenta and light-cyan. Being Epson, I'm sure anyone that's tried it has been impressed though. It also uses pigment inks so your prints should last longer.

    I have an R220 myself and I'm very happy with the way it handles colour. If I were going for an upgrade myself, I'd be looking at size before quality.
     
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    I also have the R220 The colors seem very vibrant to me and it prints up quickly! I have also printed in B&W and they come out very nice too.
     

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