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Old 07-12-2016, 05:26 PM
HMitchellDraws HMitchellDraws is offline
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Replace Epson Stylus Photo 1400?

My trusty old printer needs replacing, and I need guidance. I print my own art cards and smaller fine art prints (up to 11" x 14"), on fine quality paper, matte finish. I'd like to be able to print on watercolor paper and canvas. I've looked at other Epson printers, but there are so many choices and they mostly mention photo printing. Any suggestions would be welcome. Looking at wide format with archival ink, hi resolution. Not an all-in-one, but just an update of what I had. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:50 PM
Quint Quint is offline
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Re: Replace Epson Stylus Photo 1400?

I have an Epson 3880. This model has been upgraded by the Epson 800. I have no plans to upgrade since the new model doesn't do anything significant for me.
Canvas can be a bit finicky loading but there are techniques to help. I do print some glossy and satin or luster papers including baryta but mostly do matte. One of my favorites is by Innova (IFA13), cold press, rough textured paper that makes my art reproductions that are watercolors and oils, look very much like originals. I originally opted for the 17" 3880 instead of the 13" model because the 80 ml inks were a better value. See Red River Paper for a good comparison. I think you can get a great deal on one instead of the newer P800 now.
I also print cards and use Red River's paper canvas with very good results and no feed problems.

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:23 PM
cemaltibas cemaltibas is offline
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I agree with Quint. I have the same printer (Epson 3880), and very happy with it. I design handmade notebooks, and print the covers with it (will be happy if you visit and write your feedbacks also (Blemicasta-designer brand). I am very satisfied with the details of the print. By the way, for thick papers, its tray is very successful. I have no hesitation in suggesting Epson 3880.
My online portfolio at www.cemaltibas.com
Please visit website of my brand Blemicasta, you can find handmade notebooks
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Old 07-20-2017, 09:44 PM
Harold Roth Harold Roth is offline
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Re: Replace Epson Stylus Photo 1400?

I also have a 3880. I have had various problems with it. It often does not want to load the paper, especially if it is a bit thicker, like a 90lb. I often have problems with ink spots and have to do various processes to remedy this. I don't find the directions very understandable and was greatly helped by a video on youtube about this printer instead. It does print beautifully on the paper I am using now, Epson Bright HP. This makes very rich matte prints. Quite a difference from the Red River Aurora I was using.
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