Just got the Epson 2400

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Just got the Epson 2400

Postby Emcam » Dec Thu 08, 2005 12:06 pm

I have made the plunge and put a 2400 on my table. I have only done some begining tests, but so far I am impressed with the B&W's. I can't really say if there is much difference from my Epson 2200 when it come to color. I ordered some Epson matt paper - we will see. I intend to get some Moab paper for a test also.
With my 2200 I have always used Ilford and got excellent prints, so I intend to check that also. Anyone with comments?
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Postby Talvan » Dec Thu 08, 2005 8:14 pm

That is awsome John. Kodak sent me a pack of their new Luster paper, and I like it alot, expetially compared to glossy paper. I am using an Epson also, but I am sure we dont have the same type inks as I am using Durabrite inks and am pretty sure they arent pigment based. Just out of curiousity, why did you buy the 2400 if you already had a 2200?
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Postby Emcam » Dec Thu 08, 2005 11:53 pm

John, the extra inks the 2400 has allows for quality B&W printing.
No bronzing like the 2200. The 2400 has specific printer specs for custom B&W printing. I have missed the kind of prints I used to make in my darkroom - now I should be able to produce those again. The 2400 B&W prints are much better than I could get with my 2200.
Thanks for the tip on Kodak's Luster Paper.
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Postby Vance » Dec Fri 09, 2005 5:43 am

Alright John!

Congrats on the new toy. :D

I recently bought the R220 for using with my laptop, and am pretty happy with it so far.

I also have the Epson 1280 which I use with my main system, and for larger prints.

I think once you find the right combo of paper, and ink you're going to be very happy with your purchase.
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Postby TonyK » Dec Sat 10, 2005 4:03 am

congrats on the new printer.

Being in East Tennessee I will probably have to get an upgrade on my printer. I have a Canon 530 (I believe, its in storage still). Without CostCo being nearby I will probably resort to printing my own, when I print.
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Postby Emcam » Dec Sun 11, 2005 7:11 am

I use CostCo for all my 4X6 prints - they do a great job. We have only "bigbox store" labs here in Kamloops and there is no way they can make as good a print as I can...even with my old Epson 1270.
But ahh - the 2200 and now the 2400 make beautiful elargements.
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