TechFan #122 – Mavericks

On June 14, 2013, in TechFan, by Tim Robertson

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Tim Robertson, David Cohen, and Owen Rubin discuss WWDC 2013, including Mac OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, the new MacBook Air’s, and of course the new Mac Pro. Also on tap is a look at the Epson XP-600, Mail problems on the Mac, and how much they hate printing technology.

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New Epson Complete Guide to Digital Printing
by Rob Sheppard
Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579907730,192 pages
$24.95 US, $31.95 CN

I recently purchased an Epson 3880 printer for digital black and white printing to replace my Epson 2200. The older printer consistently produced a notorious green cast no matter how often I calibrated or what ICC profile I used. Many prints showed metamerism or bronzing.

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Where Have All the Epsons Gone?

On August 29, 2005, in Features, by John Nemerovski

Apple retail stores no longer sell or promote Epson printers, from my personal observation. Instead, HP and Canon are stocked. This change took place in May, I think, and was a wise, quiet decision by Apple.

Epsons print beautifully most of the time, but their print heads clog more swiftly and frequently than do HPs or Canons. I have a LOT of experience in this area, both personal and professional. I used to recommend Epson to my tutorial clients and Tucson MUG members, but I now also urge people to buy HP or Canon.

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Best consumer multi-function printer?

On April 25, 2005, in Opinion, by John Nemerovski

That’s it! I have had ENOUGH! My Epson multi-function printer-scanner-copier has ink that dries up *way* too often, in spite of its low per print cost when using third-party cartridges (same thing happens with “official” ink too). HP print heads are more reliable, but *much* more expensive. David Weeks says his Brother is a total bother. What about Canon? Have you had any experience with their lower-priced units?

My goal is decent print/scan/copy quality (not exhibition) with reliability, consistency, and availablity of budget inks. Your suggestions or flames are welcome below, on any topic remotely resembling my query. Thanks.


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Low cost Ink-jet printers suck

On February 20, 2000, in Opinion, by Guy Serle

(This post can also be enjoyed…if that’s the right word, at my new site that I love until I get bored with it, the Whirling Vortex of Suck)

Color printing. It may seem odd to many people today, but we weren’t always able to print in color from our computers. My history dealing with computers and getting some kind of printed output goes back to the mid-eighties and therefore my viewpoint is somewhat skewed by my experiences. My first computer was a Mac Plus and the printer I used was a Seikosha SP 1000. This was (and still is I suppose) an eight-pin dot-matrix printer that while in operation sounded remarkably like running a wood chisel on concrete at 8000 RPM and was about as painful to listen to. There were Laser Printers available but they were god-awful expensive and about the size of a small car.

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