Re: [Digital BW] Epson 9500 sold - 9000 as alternative?
- Hi all,
Encouraged by your feedback I went out to buy the Epson 9500. But
alas... it was already sold :-(
I've been looking further around and spotted a 9600 (no doubt a very
good printer, but they ask too much). I found a 9000 as well. All
comments given on the maintenance need on the 9500 apply here as well
of course. So I am rather cautious...
But apart from that, is this "antique" type of printer (6 inks, fixed
10 pl droplets) able to create high quality B&W prints? I expect that
a 4K+ inkset is a no-go for this printer. But would a
Carbon/Eboni/Cone-6 give top-notch results? I am willing to give up
the toning/glossy capabilities of 4K+, but I am not pepared to settle
with substandard print quality. Then I'd rather look around further
for another 9500 or a cheaper 9600.
- Dinkla <edinkla@...> wrote:
> When Paul added that the print quality of the 9000 was stillThat's a bit over the top.
> close to heaven ...
Look, I'm simply saying that these old machines are getting so cheap
they can be very good values for B&W. Additionally, for the Eboni-6 or
Carbon-6 100% carbon pigment approaches I now favor, the larger drops
allow a bit more neutral printing. The smaller the drop, the more Lab
B tends to rise with dilute Eboni inks.