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Printer: Canon vs Epson vs HP

 
psxindo
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Nov 10, 2007 14:57 |  #1

which of these are a better brand?
I'm not asking which printer, but just which brand. And basically it's more of the maintenance part of it, rather than print quality.

I know most people in art and photography go for epson.
I owned an epson 4 or 5 years ago, and the maintenance of it sucks. If I don't use the printer for about 2 months, the printer head would dried and I have to do multiple cleaning. I know this printer is old technology. Has the new Epson printer been better?

Right now I owned a low level HP printer, even if I don't use the printer for 6 or more months, I can just turn it on and it prints perfectly. No need for deep cleaning.

I don't have any experience what so ever with canon. Those of you who owned a Canon printer, how's the maintenance of the printer?


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Nov 10, 2007 16:29 |  #2

ive had all 3 all excellent


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Nov 10, 2007 16:55 |  #3

I have a HP C5180 printer and when I show prints from this printer to friends I'm always ask who does my printing and they all are surprised when i tell them I do on this printer. I don't do alot of printing and have not yet had any problems. I have currently on the way a new Canon pro 9000 and we'll see how well it performs.
Never owned Epson but I hear good things about them.


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Nov 10, 2007 23:54 |  #4

Epson ink is costly from my view (work printer). I have owned both canon and HP and HP is worthless in my view! Canon printer has lasted the longest of all my printers (still going strong after almost a year. And the ink is priced right.


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Nov 11, 2007 08:41 |  #5

psxindo wrote in post #4290725 (external link)
I don't have any experience what so ever with canon. Those of you who owned a Canon printer, how's the maintenance of the printer?

I'll never buy another Epson or HP ink jet printer again. I'm on my third Canon (home, office and lab) and all have been zero maintenance with moderate work load. It seems the Canon inks go further as well. We recently purchased a large format printer for our department, and even though the Canon was a bit more expensive, this cost was offset in the long run because ink cost was less with the Canon. Of course, YMMV.


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