Canon pro 9000 vs Epson R1800 vs Epson R2400


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hi to all GURUS out there.

Im trying to get a photo printer for myself. i have this 3 choice of printer
Canon Pro 9000, Epson R1800, Epson R2400. but dont know with is better
I :heart: to print black&white & matte photo. Dont like gloss photo.:thumbsd:

Can u GURUS out there give me some advice of which printer is better?
sHeDiNja
 

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i know this is not on your list, but if you like B&W prints...take a look at the HP B9180
 

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I second Hawaiisg suggestion. Epson printers are usually ink guzzlers and the R1800's B&W still doesnt look very neutral to me. I love Epson's matte paper though. Canon's Pro9000 B&W has a lot to be desired.

Well there are a lot of factors to consider when making prints but to make life easier, I printed my B&W pics using the default settings and my eyes tend to sway towards the HP B9180.
 

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i know this is not on your list, but if you like B&W prints...take a look at the HP B9180
YES, B/W go for the HP B9180:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :)
 

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i have not heard bout hpb9180... i try n look out for it...
how bout the 3 printer i have in my list... is it good for b&W n matte pics???
 

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i have not heard bout hpb9180... i try n look out for it...
how bout the 3 printer i have in my list... is it good for b&W n matte pics???
No.:)
 

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I :heart: to print black&white & matte photo. Dont like gloss photo.:thumbsd:

sHeDiNja

for b/w matte - hp's b9180 is really good. it also comes with bigger catridges (27ml compared to 14ml in epson 2400). hp's adv satin matte or hahnemuhle's art papers wd be good for b/w works. i tried ilford pearl and found results are v.good too.

epson 2400 spore price is higher than b9180. i bought b9180 from pic & pixels in funan, only they seem to have this printer in spore. cathy is having epson printers. both shops can show u sample a3+ prints, look thro them also b4 deciding. :thumbsup:
 

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for b/w matte - hp's b9180 is really good. it also comes with bigger catridges (27ml compared to 14ml in epson 2400). hp's adv satin matte or hahnemuhle's art papers wd be good for b/w works. i tried ilford pearl and found results are v.good too.

epson 2400 spore price is higher than b9180. i bought b9180 from pic & pixels in funan, only they seem to have this printer in spore. cathy is having epson printers. both shops can show u sample a3+ prints, look thro them also b4 deciding. :thumbsup:
how much does this hp b9180 cost?? can it print in colour too??
 

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Price is around 1199
Abit off my budget :(
 

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Just called them
Price is around 1199
Abit off my budget :(
If u want a large format printer, consider the Epson R1390... it's pretty good value... around $600... prints up to A3+... More expensive with Hi-Gloss ink is the R1800... and still more expensive is the semi-pro R2400 with K3 inks...
 

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dun mind me riding on this thread.....

but if comparing in colours... which printer will be recommended?
To be honest... any printer with 6 or more inks would do. Even a 5 ink ones are not bad. Its more about the paper than the printer itself. ;)
 

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You want excellent b&w + excellent color prints on both gloss & matte --> R2400. there is no other choice.
 

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You want excellent b&w + excellent color prints on both gloss & matte --> R2400. there is no other choice.
R1800 also decent as it has a light black... for b+w u need dedicated black - at least a black and a light black or grey to reproduce max tonality in your prints...
 

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You want excellent b&w + excellent color prints on both gloss & matte --> R2400. there is no other choice.
:nono: B9180 is better than R2400:)
 

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:nono: B9180 is better than R2400:)
B9180 is excellent for B&w, better than the Epson but colour on par with R2400...
 

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B9180 is excellent for B&w, better than the Epson but colour on par with R2400...
Hi TME,

can you elaborate more on why B9180 is better than epson in b/w printing?

Was the comparisons done using same paper and same paper profile? How abt the drivers used for the printing? Was it the original printer driver or third party driver used for laying the inks? Any third party inks used?

I'm not on any side, but just would like to seek your opinions.

Thanks.:)
 

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Hi TME,

can you elaborate more on why B9180 is better than epson in b/w printing?

Was the comparisons done using same paper and same paper profile? How abt the drivers used for the printing? Was it the original printer driver or third party driver used for laying the inks? Any third party inks used?

I'm not on any side, but just would like to seek your opinions.

Thanks.:)
This is obtained from my reading of Luminous Landscape...
Read it here: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/printers/HP-B9180.shtml
 

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