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DKirk

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They are all capable of producing lab quality photographs, as ink droplets can be placed with a minimum pitch of 1/4800 inch. If you have further queries, cantact Canon... the guys there should have all the specs to hand.


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How is the image resolution on the TS models
If your prints are a bit blurry on you existing printer, then they will be the same on any printer, because printers have nothing to do with your resolution..
 

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Check out the Canon Maxify printer, it can do all these things and more
Errm. The OP is saying he wants to print about 2500 3x5" photo quality images a month. That's about 260 sq ft of image. I thought it was a bout 1.5ml of ink per sq ft so 390ml of ink a month and cartridges for those Canon Maxify printers seem to be about 2$/ml or 780$ a month in ink. Did I get that right?

Think I would be looking at printers with lower ink costs. Ink for an Epson eco-tank printer would be more like 130$ a month?
 

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Think I would be looking at printers with lower ink costs.
I reckon the Op is looking for a satisfactory solution to his printing issues, and the cost factor should be the least of his worries, if his business can’t absorb the cost of good quality printouts then it’s all for nothing..
 

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You may have a look to the Epson L805, the ink tank version of the previous P50 photo printer, with very low running cost for the inks.
 

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I thought these tank printers used ink that was poor for archival purposes.
Not in such general terms - there are significant differences between companies and models and differences in the ink types - dye or pigment.
HP inks for their tank system printers perform very good, almost as good as Epson Claria ink, Canon dye inks for the G-series printers are of the fast-fade type, and you need to differentiate Epson models by type - the lower end L3xx series and ET2xxx and ET3xxx are as well pretty fast fading inks, the inks for the ET7700/7750 are identical with the Claria inks and the inks for the L805/850 and L1800 are in between - better than the inks for the ET2700 but not as good as the inks for the ET7700. But there is no problem to use the ET7700/106 inks in the L805/1800 , that's what I do.
There is regrettably no detailed information anywhere in the Epson/Canon marketing documents other than statements that prints may last for gernerations to come - in an album.
So you are basically on your own when it comes to these criteria. And Epson now is offering as well Ecotank Printers with pigment inks like the Durabrite inks for office type applications.
Warranty conditions are set by the manufacturer and vary by country, they may create a threshold beyond which they assume commercial use, and warranty for commercially used equipment is different anyway. you find such usage limits in lots of product specs, sometimes very much hidden in the fineprint. I was and I'm doing much more than those numbers
without problems.
 

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Can the Epson L805 handle the 60 lb matte photo paper? Can this paper be stack fed? I don't see the paper weight range on the linked spec in stratman's post.
 

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I don't know what 60lb paper is - but I can run 300gm photo paper in my L805 without problems via the stacker, and 300gm are almost 4x of normal copy paper which is typically 80gm/m2
https://download.epson-europe.com/pub/download/6025/epson602588eu.pdf

Edit:
We use a 5"x7" matte photo paper (https://www.redrivercatalog.com/browse/60lb-premium-matte-plus.html ). The Epson specs which reference heavy duty photo paper do not list this size (13x18cm) in their matrix. Do you think it would still work with a stack feed, or would we ned to feed them individually, as it appears they recommend for their own heavy duty matte photo paper?
 
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