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hovis

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r1800 or r2400
« on: May 14, 2006, 10:53:15 PM »

Hi

I intend to buy a printer to produce reproduction prints of my drawings, can anyone tell me which printer (r1800 or r2400) would be best suited to this job, I read that the r1800 has a greater colour gamut while the r2400 has greater tonal subtlety. I'll be using an archival fine art paper (although I'm undecided as to which) the drawings aren't glossly so I'm concerned how the high gloss inks in the r1800 will look on this kind of paper. I've included a image of the kind of work I'd like to reproduce.

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006, 08:18:26 AM »

I really think you are unlikely to see much difference between these two printers for printing on matte media. The gloss optimiser cartridge on the R1800 only comes into play when printing onto glossy/semi-glossy resin-coated media. The R1800 has red and blue inks in its ink set while the R2400 has the more usual CcMmY configuration , but with three blacks (K, LK and LLK). In theory, this should make the R2400 a slighlty better photographic printer, although in practice, the differences are likely to be very small. Given that the R1800 is significantly cheaper, I would have thought that that is the one you should be looking at first. Both use ultrachrome inks.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006, 02:59:40 PM »

The 2400 has more subtle tonal rendition and does a far, far better job with black & white printing. Its profiles are also a bit more sophisticated. The 1800 provides more neon color on glossy papers, about its only advantage, for less initlal $.
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2006, 08:14:27 AM »

thanks guys, for both of your responses.

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