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keithcooper

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A look at the P700
« on: August 26, 2020, 06:36:02 pm »

I've had an Epson P700 here for a bit for testing and have written up a review and several articles about using it.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/epson-sc-p700-printer-review/

and one with more specific B&W print info

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/black-and-white-printing-with-the-p700/

The P700 (and the Canon PRO-300 I looked at a few weeks ago) are still here if anyone has any specific questions about either (other than 'which is best' ;-) )

I'd also note that after 'complaints' about the length of some of my reviews, I've had a go at making some videos to accompany the articles. No, the reviews are no shorter, I just decided that it was time I actually got round to having a go at video ;-)

Hope they are of interest!


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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 02:53:37 pm »

Thanks for your reviews. Wouldn't want shorter ones. You cover all the issues I'm interested in.
Thanks
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 04:13:38 pm »

Keith,

The videos really are a very usefull addition to the reviews. 

Now I'm looking forward to your eventual review of the P900 (should it ever ship  ;D)

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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 04:44:14 pm »

Keith,

The videos really are a very usefull addition to the reviews. 

Now I'm looking forward to your eventual review of the P900 (should it ever ship  ;D)

Hopefully Epson are busy creating bigger ink cartridges, manufacturing a larger maintenance tank and looking at the paper feed of the P900 as well as the P700
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 04:45:58 pm »

Keith,

Your reviews are gold, and not too long. I'm not in a market for a 13" printer now, as I am happy with my P800, but I read this review because I always find your reviews informative, clear, and reliable. I, too, will look forward to your P900 review if and when it ever materializes, even though I probably won't upgrade until my P800 is on its last legs.

Eric M.
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 01:05:13 pm »

Hi Keith-
     How's ink consumption AFTER the initial fill? It looks like a printer with the combination of hoses and 25ml cartridges really uses most of the initial set to fill the hoses. - but how does it do once that's done? That problem reminds me of the early 24" (and worse yet, 44") printers that used 80-110 ml cartridges. Once you filled 88"+ worth of hose, there wasn't much left in those first cartridges to actually print. You really needed to buy a set of spares with the printer, because they'd be in within a week.

Dan
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 11:52:53 am »

Hopefully Epson are busy creating bigger ink cartridges, manufacturing a larger maintenance tank and looking at the paper feed of the P900 as well as the P700

If that was the case, they wouldn't have done the switcheroo in the first place, no?
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 02:47:26 pm »

Keith,

The videos really are a very usefull addition to the reviews. 

Now I'm looking forward to your eventual review of the P900 (should it ever ship  ;D)
Thanks - Epson UK tell me that they will be sending me one when they have some for their own stock.
I'm expecting print quality to be the essentially same as the P700, given the interchangeable icc profiles.
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 02:52:22 pm »

Hi Keith-
     How's ink consumption AFTER the initial fill? It looks like a printer with the combination of hoses and 25ml cartridges really uses most of the initial set to fill the hoses. - but how does it do once that's done? That problem reminds me of the early 24" (and worse yet, 44") printers that used 80-110 ml cartridges. Once you filled 88"+ worth of hose, there wasn't much left in those first cartridges to actually print. You really needed to buy a set of spares with the printer, because they'd be in within a week.

Dan
Yes, consumption drops rapidly after fill ;-)
At least they are coming with a spare maintenance cart now.

It would look a lot better if the initialisation carts had more ink so you got more than 20-30 prints before a cart needed replacing...
It's the look of those ink levels before you've made a print which is a bit of a marketing own-goal from my own POV
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2020, 03:47:51 pm »

I found your video very informative. It helped me decide to purchase one of the few remaining P800s out there, rather than wait for the P900.

Merrill
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Re: A look at the P700
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2020, 07:00:50 pm »

If and when I finally break down and get a P900, I will certainly buy a complete set of replacement cartridges with it.
Same if I were to get a P700. Potential buyers of either should add the price of the replacement inks to that of the printer before considering a purchase.

And read any reviews that Keith has written!
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