Home Member Services Content Areas Tools Info Center WC Partners Shop Help
Search for:

Welcome to the WetCanvas forums. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit our help center.

Go Back   WetCanvas > The Learning Center > Computers and Technology for Artists
User Name
Register Mark Forums Read

Salute to our Partners
WC! Sponsors

Our Sponsors
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-07-2020, 05:41 PM
Snow_tabby's Avatar
Snow_tabby Snow_tabby is offline
Veteran Member
W Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 791
Hails from Canada
The new printers of 2020

Recently I've seen some ads on some new printers made by Epson. I guess the printer and scanner combos and other. They don't use "old fashion" cartridges but I guess have ink wells that you fill up yourself. I think Canon has a few of these types as well.

Has anyone had a chance to try them? If so what do you think of them?

Worth while? Do you think they will plug up easily especially when using cheaper alternative ink refills? Or do you think it will be the same as using traditional printers that use cartridges?
Reply With Quote
  #2   Report Bad Post  
Old 01-15-2020, 10:55 PM
contumacious contumacious is online now
A WetCanvas! Patron Saint
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 3,280
Re: The new printers of 2020

For an office printer they look like a good solution but not for an "art" printer in my opinion.

The large tank Canon and Epson printers are only 4 color printers so don't expect to get high quality art reproduction or photo prints from them. You need at least 8 ink cartridges and preferably 10+ to get professional looking prints.

There are already solutions similar to the Epson Eco Tanks. Pick a good 10 color pigment based printer and get a professional level ink refilling kit from Precision Colors - www.precisioncolors.com or the https://www.octoink.co.uk/ in the UK. The inks aren't like the cheap ebay stuff, but they do cost less than factory inks.
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:54 PM.

© 2014 F+W All rights reserved.