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alifatemi

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« on: October 28, 2011, 04:59:31 PM »

Epson USA has started promoting 9700/9900 with $1000 instant rebate. Does it mean new models coming?

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Pro/Promotions.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 06:13:48 PM »

Epson USA has started promoting 9700/9900 with $1000 instant rebate. Does it mean new models coming?

Uh that would be 7700/9900 and no it means that Epson is being aggressive with pricing promotions...pretty hard to read tea leaves in this economy.

While I have no doubt Epson is working on newer printers, the 900 series are, well, pretty darn good and it would be very difficult for Epson to make great strides in the technology in the relatively short time the 900 series has been out (announced at Drupa in the spring of 2008). The pricing at this stage is an pretty good inducement don't ya think?
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Re: new epson
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 08:17:49 PM »

The 44" 9890 is the latest version and a cheaper alternative to the 9900 series and has auto switching between MK and Pk and 9 channels altogether without the orange and blue. I got mine for 3 grand which I think is a really attractive price for a machine like this.  Canon is breathing very hard down their necks and this economy totally sucks or none of them would be offering these prices in the US. They need to move product and sell ink, which is what it is all about really.

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Re: new epson
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 09:25:09 PM »

Uh that would be 7700/9900 and no it means that Epson is being aggressive with pricing promotions...pretty hard to read tea leaves in this economy.

While I have no doubt Epson is working on newer printers, the 900 series are, well, pretty darn good and it would be very difficult for Epson to make great strides in the technology in the relatively short time the 900 series has been out (announced at Drupa in the spring of 2008). The pricing at this stage is an pretty good inducement don't ya think?

The pricing is great... at least great for consumers. I was however thinking earlier today that it's about time for Epson to leapfrog Canon (I wasn't considering the rebates, I was strictly looking at the time line, the life cycle of a series, and the spacing between when Epson and Canon leapfrog one another). Seems like these machines are on a 3 year lifespan before the next gen and the x900 series is past its 3rd birthday at this point. Perhaps February or March we'll see new machines. (purely speculation for the sake of entertainment on my part, I now nothing :) ).

Cheers, Joe
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 09:28:31 PM »

Just to add... I think the major improvements are going to mostly be a result of improved ink formulations. Of course you'll need a new machine to take advantage of the new inks. I would guess the hardware differences on a new machine though would be minimal. Wouldn't it be nice though if they introduced an improved ink formula and made it available to the existing x900 lineup? Not that that would ever happen...

Cheers, Joe
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Re: new epson
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 12:28:01 AM »

I  just need them to solve the clogging problem mostly.
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