Less steel girders - not as obviously as Epson have done with the 700/900
It still feels very solid, but I've not taken any of the printers apart.
That would be my sofa - hers is across the room ;-) The prints usually end up reappearing up in my office...
no idea really - I don't have any profiles from when I tested the pro-100 several years ago.
Personally, my best reasons to ditch a 100 are its paper/margin limits and usability - of all printers I've tested in the last 10 years it's the one I disliked the most ;-) That made my 200 testing much...
I've now finished my main PRO-200 review
and made a video to go with it.
I've still got the PRO-200 and 300 here if anyone has any questions I might have missed in the review? I've a few more articles and videos to go with...
I've started testing the PRO-200 for a review and remebered how interested people were with the 300 and the print head serial/part numbers ;-)
This is the PRO-200 head
The full review is unlikely until after Christmas, but any specific questions, just let me know?
OK, since I get asked a lot, I've broken my normal habit of never doing comparative reviews ;-)
A shorter (8m30s) look at the P900 vs. P700
Shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who knows my like of large prints ;-)
It's been a tough one with my original P900 being stuck at Epson after needing repair (a shipping related problem)
Actually a significant difficulty was that the P700 and 900 are so similar to each other that I had to keep checking that I'd not missed things that I thought I might have already...
After a while with a P900 here (and a P700) I've finally finished a review, if anyone's thinking of getting one
I've also a video (~20mins) which covers most of the features
Both are still here, so...
Indeed, I realised a while ago that people who actually buy prints don't get the magnifying glass out.
I think it's also important to go through the range of 'quality' settings with a new printer and see what actual differences there are, as opposed to any that marketing might 'suggest' ;-)...
The density values are the usual standards, (status T etc)
Of course just how useful Dmax values are for most people printing their images is a vastly different matter ;-)
It uses some colours.
The effect is distinctly different to what I've thought of as 'bronzing' over the years. The clue for me is the range of colours, which look like interference colours from very thin layers. It looks very much like the effect you'll get heating a sheet of steel from...
On a less contentious issue...
It's being introduced on a market by market basis, so whilst Australia has it, other Canon regions will be introducing it in due course (I have no dates or any official comment).
I hope to have one at some time to look at in detail ;-)
One thing I'd note is the chromatic variation of the (ABW) bronzing I see with the P700 - they look like interference colours, subtly different from what I've called 'bronzing' in the past. The nearest I'd suggest is the sort of oxidation colours you someitimes see on steel where some heat has...
It cannot be refuted - but I can say it's an irrelevance to many people :-) The P700 replaces the P600
Glad to see I was 'completely wrong' about the tanks rather than just mistaken :-)
As to your assorted conjectures about Epson and Canon's motivations, I can't really comment, other than...
As one of those 'reviewers', I do believe that the P700 replaces the P600 and will carry on describing it as such :-)
Sure, it's rather more than the remodel that turned the PRO-10 into the PRO-300, but from a product lineup POV the P700 is the P600 replacement and that is all most purchasers...
I've had a P700 on loan from Epson for a while and have written up a lengthy review if anyone's curious.
I've also looked at B&W printing
There are also...
I hope the video was of help - it's actually the first time I've added one to supplement the normal lengthy written reviews I do.
For myself the 300 fixes virtually all my gripes with the pro-10 (I've personally no time for refills/3rd party inks - YMMV) although I'd personally pay a bit more...
Sorry, I don't really do comparative reviews at all. I'd note that, although I did a lengthy review of the P600 when it came out, I don't have one here to compare.
As for the profiles, I make mine freely available (for non-commercial use) for people to make their own comparisons with whatever...