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mortificatio

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My name is Mark but go by mortification on the forum. I have had several printers over the years. My favorite is one I am selling now, a Canon Imageprograf 5100. I love the results as I was prone to print 17x22 prints but the cost of getting to refilling and the space this monster takes up was a joy breaker. I am down sizing to a Canon Pixma pro 100. The current rebate with the hope of precision color refilling make it doable financially, and it is considerably smaller. The only thing that concerns me is longevity of the prints. I suppose if I was really that concerned I would be doing more darkroom work. Anyway, I live in the Sacramento, California area.

I used to be an advertising photographer for a short time in San Francisco during the 1980's. I have a lot of general photographic skills but still learning about digital, especially printing. I look forward to participating.

Mark

http://www.markholcombphotography.com
 

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Welcome to the forum, mortification. Your web page is fantastic! There are a number of talented photographers and a number who excel in printing on the forum who will enjoy your work.

Precision Colors inksets are fantastic for closely matching Canon OEM inks and are even better when profiled with a particular printer and paper combination. You can download printer profiles (ICC's) for the Pro-100 at http://www.precisioncolors.com/PC42ICC.html. You will need to purchase the paper the ICC was made for.

If longevity is an issue then you might want to get either a Canon Pro-1 or Pro-10, both of which are pigment inks and will certainly last longer before fading. Precision Colors sells inks and has printer profiles for each of these models.

Epson also makes terrific pigment ink printers. Others on the forum can advise as I do not know much about this brand.

BTW, the last letter of your user name ("n") is missing. Maybe ran out of available spaces? @The Hat, a forum moderator, might be able to help with this.
 

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Welcome to the forum, your images are just great. If your concern is longevity of prints you may get into that subject a little bit deeper, there are/have been various threads running here on that subject showing test results of members. The problem is with 3rd party dye inks, most of them, that they fade much faster than genuine Canon or Epson dye inks, and pigment inks perform much, much better than dye inks in this respect in general, genuine and as well 3rd party inks so choosing a printer with this in mind makes the choice difficult - I rather would tend to a pigment ink model instead. And there would be some more questions - e.g. what is your paper preference - matte or glossy or both as it fits, or some specialty type papers like metallic or baryta or fiber/fabric type papers, non-standard formats, panoramas etc...
 

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BTW, the last letter of your user name ("n") is missing. Maybe ran out of available spaces? @The Hat, a forum moderator, might be able to help with this.
Never fear @stratman, I’ve had @sumi correct the missing “N” mistake for @mortification, and he is now showing his user name correctly, all the credit goes to Sumi... :D
 

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Good job @sumi !

Like blame, give credit where credit is due. Partial credit to you, @The Hat, for letting sumi know.
 

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:( Is the n supposed to be there or not? I've been asked to add it AND to remove it.
 

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:( Is the n supposed to be there or not? I've been asked to add it AND to remove it.
This is a mortifying development! :confused:

Whatever the OP wants? :idunno

I mentioned this potential issue because the OP wrote:
My name is Mark but go by mortification on the forum.
 

mortificatio

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:heYou guys are soooo funny. It's an old old user name for me. I use it in a lot of photography stuff. It is just mortificatio, nothing more, nothing less, but you can call me morti, but spell me mortificatio.
 
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