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Funny Greg, In Nor Cal it never clogged,

August 12 2017 at 6:34 PM
Ferdico  (Login ferdico)
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but here in Hawaii it's a much bigger problem. The variable in this equation is humidity, obviously, so I think clogging issues have much to do with where one lives. This, of course, is with the older Durabrite pigment inks.

That said, I can't endorse the CX series, as I have never owned one. Suffice to say, they're consumer-market priced, so any real unreliability might have more to do with the price point. I've had several Epson photo printers and all have worked reliably. So if you are willing to invest in something a little higher end, I would recommend one, while keeping the HP for everyday use.

As to the reviews and complaints, I'd regard them with an appropriate amount of incredulity. Plain truth is the pigment inks are a more expensive product because they are more opaque and lightfast, and printing a vivid image is going to make any good printer drink ink like it's a tailgate at Candlestick. (See how long I've been gone?) I think bad reviews of these issues often come from people who aren't yet accustomed to the appetites of a photo printer, as opposed to the consumer and business-targeted models with which they may be familiar.

The clogging complaints are a little more discouraging. The pattern points to the Ultra ink, which is somewhat new, causing the clogging. I wonder if it wise to wait for their next generation of printers to see if they can solve the problems.

Epson says the resin polymer is their baby, but I wouldn't be surprised if Canon and HP has similar technology in the worls. Haven't been keeping track like I did when I was at the Art Studio at Cal. There, we ran printers from all three, and I never noticed a real difference in the reliabilty or ink consumption from one to the next.

This message has been edited by ferdico from IP address on Aug 12, 2017 6:56 PM

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