Epson R200 Vs Canon Pixma iP3000
I want to buy a basic photo printer.
R200 and iP3000 seem to have same price. I think R200 has five color and
one black ink tanks whereas iP3000 has three color and one black tanks.
Which one is better for quality of prints and trouble free operations?
Thanks in advance.
> R200 and iP3000 seem to have same price. I think R200 has five color and
> one black ink tanks whereas iP3000 has three color and one black tanks.
I own both.
The r200 has extra light cyan and light magenta
The r300 is the same but has the fancy screen and pictbridge
The ip3000 has the usual black cyan magenta yellow, smaller drop size
The ip4000 has two blacks and the usual inks 2pl
The ip5000 has the same but smaller 1pl ink drop size.
The ip6000 has a larger 2pl but offers the light cyan/magenta inks
I leaned tward the r200 for out of the box print accuracy. It worked
fine for 6 months before it clogged and overflowed with ink. Your
experence could be better, but in the past the epsons clogged easily.
I'm told this one is better. But if you really like the Epson r200,
and you buy OEM ink, it's only typicaly $25 extra to get the printer
with ink than just ink.
For trouble free i'm taking a chance on the Canon. I bought the ip3000
cause the r200 was in the shop, and it was cheeper for the printer than
the ink for the r200. I've not owned it as long so I can't report any
trouble, but it at least has a detachable head and a diaper ...Which Printer Should I buy? Canon IP4000, Canon I865, Epson R300
Which is the best printer? Main points below.
1. Accuracy when printing to CD/DVD (My old Epson 900 was a devil to set up)
going off center and needed adjusting.
2. Economy. Although I can get the ink for about the same cost which
printer performs best.
3. Print quality Photo / CD DVD
To put it into perspective here are the best prices I have found for the
printers so far.
1. Epson R300 �84.95
2. Canon I865 �119.99
3. Canon IP4000 �99.99
I have the R300 and love it. I do not love the price of the
replacement ink. I have printed about 200 DVD ...Canon Pixma iP4500 vs Canon Pixma iP4600
Are these two the same printers except the 4600 being the next year's
model of the 4500? Thanks
> Are these two the same printers except the 4600 being the next year's
> model of the 4500? Thanks
I think you will find them to be very similar.
There is, however, one significant difference.
The 4500 ink tanks are readily available from a range of suppliers as
the chips on the
ink tanks have been " cracked."
If you buy the 4600 you are currently tied in to buying only genuine
Canon replacement ink tanks.
There is a significant price diff...Epson R300 vs Canon i965
Hi there Antonius,
I just got my R300 up and running and prints looks great. However, I'm not
in a position to compare. Would be interesting to know if someone has some
feedback to share.
"antonius" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Any opinions?
"antonius" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Any opinions?
> Thank...epson r300 or canon pixma ip4000
ok i need a printer for cd/dvd printing , a few photos and general letter
can people give me first hand views on either the epson r300 or canon pixma
ip4000 have read some online reviews but they all seem to love different
also what company do you use for you compatables
thanks in advance
On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 13:07:10 GMT, "Rev Dr Mark"
>ok i need a printer for cd/dvd printing , a few photos and general letter
>can people give me first hand views on either the epso...epson r200 vs canon ip3000
I want to use the printers for just general printing, i currently use
epson printers but they have become damaged and i have been 3 epson
printers in 5 years. Can anyone tell me which one is better the canon
ip3000 or epson r200
The IP3000 prints business documents substantially better than the Epson
R300. It is a full duplex printer with dual paper feed. If you want to
print photos it can also do that however you might want to get the
IP4000 for better photo quality.
>I want to use the printers for just general printing, i currently use
>epson printers but they have become damaged and i have been 3 epson
>printers in 5 years. Can anyone tell me which one is better the canon
>ip3000 or epson r200
On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 00:37:03 GMT, measekite <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>The IP3000 prints business documents substantially better than the Epson
>R300. It is a full duplex printer with dual paper feed. If you want to
>print photos it can also do that however you might want to get the
>IP4000 for better photo quality.
>>I want to use the printers for just general printing, i currently use
>>epson printers but they have become damaged and i have been 3 epson
>>printers in 5 years. Can anyone tell me which one is better the canon
>>ip3000 or epson r200
>>...No canon pixma ip3000 printer drivers for linux
Canon does not have linux driver for pixma ip3000 printer.
I tried i250 driver but it didn't work. When I ask for a test page
nothing happens: the printer's light starts blinking, but no page came
Is there a workaround?
Is there a open source linux driver for Canon pixma ip3000 printer?
...Canon Pixma IP3000 printer ink question
Basically, I`m looking at getting one of these printers, but spotted 2
different black ink carts, the BCI-3eBk and the BCI-6. The BCI-3eBK seems
to be slightly more expensive than the BCI-6. Anyone got a clue what the
Also, I was looking at an Epson R200 - is there any reason I should be
panicking to cancel my order for a Canon and go for the Epson?
What am I selling on ebay right now?
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Simon Finnigan wrote:
>Basically, I`m looking at getting one of these printers, but spotted 2
>different black ink carts, the BCI-3eBk and the BCI-6. The BCI-3eBK seems
>to be slightly more expensive than the BCI-6. Anyone got a clue what the
Yes, but it doesn't apply to the iP3000, which uses four ink tanks,
specifically the BCI-3eBk and three BCI-6(c/m/y).
The BCI-6b is a dye-based photo black. The BCI-3eBk is a pigment-based
black for text. The 3e is larger and has a higher ink volume.
>Also, I was looking at an Epson R200 - is there any reason I should be
>panicking to cancel my order for a Canon and go for the Epson?
Perhaps...have you considered the life expectancy of the printhead in
the Canon printer and replacement cost?
Personally I prefer the HP models because the printhead is part of the
ink cartridge. You never have to worry about clogging or failure.
I had a Canon i850 (previous model to the i...Epson R380 vs. Canon Pixma MP470
A few months ago I purchased an Epson Stylus Photo R380 printer which is
promoted as being excellent for printing photographs. No matter what settings
I've tried and what papers I've tried I have never been able to get the
printer to produce printouts that don't have streaks which appear to be
caused by a nozzle that isn't working correctly or is misaligned. I've gone
through innumerable nozzle checks and alignments without success.
Today I purchased a Canon Pixma MP470 printer and it was able to produce
excellent photographs on the very first try.
So, my question i...linux & canon pixma ip3000 printer
My hp deskjet 920c broke during printjob (second hp printer with lifespan of
less then 2 yrs) and i would like to buy a new color inktjet printer and
preferbaly not HP, the inktcartridges cost to much too. The Canon Pixma
IP3000 caught my eye and it will probably will work very good with winxp,
but i have dual boot pc (winxp & fedora core3) and i would like to use the
printer with linux as well. If i can't print photos or cd-roms with linux
thats ok, but i would very much like to print colored text and agenda (from
korganizer) and the likes.
The information about canon printers ...Newest Canons vs. Epsons
I am about to buy a new photo printer. My old Epson Stylus Photo 870 has
been good. Now, for my specifications.
Cost - Under $250
Inks - Must be six ink of better and of latest archival evolution (ex.
Papers - I tend to use high-end paper developed by the actual manufacturer
Basically, I use Photoshop to restore damaged photos. The pictures I sell
should be able to last 20-30 years under glass, and should be as good as
those produced by an automated photo developing machine.
This all said - which model is going to be best between Epson and Canon?
Thanks ...Which printer is best overall Canon IP4000 or Epson R300
For Disc Prints too?
I chose the Canon ip4000 over the Epson R300 because is was
substantially faster, had better photo quality, had better business
document quality, had 2 paper feeds, and printed full duplex.
>For Disc Prints too?
...Printer comparison: Epson R800 vs Canon 9900
A friend is looking to replace an Epson 890 printer. The candidates he's
considering are the R800 and 9900. He's aware of the fact that the 9900
supports wider media, but is mainly interested in image quality
comparisons. Has anyone made any?
J Warren wrote:
> A friend is looking to replace an Epson 890 printer. The candidates he's
> considering are the R800 and 9900. He's aware of the fact that the 9900
> supports wider media, but is mainly interested in image quality
> comparisons. Has anyone made any?
Both a...Warning about Canon PIXMA iP3000/iP4000 series printers
We were considering buying a Canon PIXMA iP3000 because these are the
first printers we have ever seen that finally quit ripping people off
quite so much on ink. The whole printer ink jet market, until now,
has been a scam, making you spend an average of $40-$60 buy new print
heads and cartridges for all three colors because one color runs out.
That is like having to replace your gas tank, fuel pump, radiator,
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I am about a new printer but don't know which one to buy canon ip3000
or epson c86. I used to use epson but i have been through 3 epson
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but i would like it to last more than a 2 years. Are canon using a new
head system compared to old printers which last longer?
What i am looking for in a printer:
1) Long print life therefore most reliable
2) Cheap inks
3) Don't want to replace the head
4) Quality and quick printing
Any suggestion from printer experts or any users of the printers.
sha...HP printer vs. Canon printer
I need to replace my Epson Stylus Photo 825 as one of the print
nozzles is permanently clogged! I have been looking at both HP and
Canon printers, more specifically HP 7550 & Canon Pixma ip6700. Has
anyone had any experience with either printer, good or bad?
I need a printer that will do everything from print invoices,
newsletters to photos. Photos do not have to be gallery quality, but
good enough for a newsletter.
Also, in comparison, which brand has better prices on ink? Is one
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of paper) in relation t...Epson RX500 vs Canon MP700/730 Multifunction Printers
Any thoughts or experience on these multifunction printers. I am
leaning toward the Epson RX500 as it would replace my Epson 820
printer and 1660 scanner. I want the ability to print quality photos
and scan negs and slides.
I see Canon has a MP700 and MP730, but I don't see the slide/neg
scanning capability of the Epson and cannot tell if the Canon is four
or six color.
Considering the Canon only because many in the group seem to like
Any input is apreciated.
...Cheapest Running Costs
I didn't post here for nearly 3 years, but I now need a new printer. I have
been using an EPSON Stylus Colour 980, but the Print-Head got knackered
after I used some cheap ink cartridges.
Anyway I have been without a printer for 3 months, pain so I got a bit of
spare cash, was looking in the �50.00-�100-00 price range. It's a little
bit confusing now since each manufacturer have so many different models
I do allot of document printing, and occasionally knock out the odd Photo
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CD-Printin...Epson R300 vs Epson CX5400
Trying to decide between the Epson vs. EpsonCX54OO.
Has any one tried any of these printer / scanners ?
"Roger Logan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Trying to decide between the Epson vs. EpsonCX54OO.
> Has any one tried any of these printer / scanners ?
The R300 is the same as my R200, but has the added benefits of USB 2.0 and
The R200 is superb for photo's, but text far less so.
The CX5400 is based on an entirely different engine. It uses the Dura-brite
inks and only ...Printer vs printer vs ...
I have an old HP. If I load a graphic into Mozilla it will print to the
HP. If I load a graphic into PMView it will not print. Why?
If you think people are out to get you you're paranoid. If you think
people are out to get anybody they can what are you?
> I have an old HP. If I load a graphic into Mozilla it will print to the
> HP. If I load a graphic into PMView it will not print. Why?
PMview has a size limitation. Look in the re-size option to see the
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I have a Canon ip8500 Pixma printer connected to a 17" AlBook (most recent
version) running Tiger. There are two items of software that come with the
printer, a driver, and a photo printing program that allows the printer to
exploit all eight color inks. The driver installer hangs about half way
through, but it appears that the driver is installed as I can select the
printer and print. The photo printing program installs, but hangs upon
launch. I've checked the Canon website and there is no mention of any problem
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These 3 printers are all able of printing directly on CD's and DVD's, and
they are priced approx the same in Denmark where I live. But which one
should I choose?
Thanx in advance
In my book The Canon is the Best, and cheaper to run..with being faster, the
Canon i865 is fantastic for the price...and no clogging heads to worry
"Erik W." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> These 3 printers are all able of printing directly on CD's and DVD's, and
>...Russian website which had a service manual for the Canon Pixma IP3000 bubblejet printer.
Some of the long standing subscribers to this news group will probably
remember details of this Russian website.
I'm probably going back more than one year.
Thanks in advance for that info.
BTW, any other source of supply will be appreciated.
If you fancy a good ol' browse have a look on the old boards, the one
before this came into being... here's the link
http://www.howtofixcomputers.com/bb/forum39.html... Note:This is read
Did you mean this one - 'Service Manuals' (http://www.eserviceinfo.com/)
"...My Canon Pixma IP3000 printer will no longer feed glossy photo paper.
As per subject line.
It happened previously a short time ago, and I did what is recommended in
the IP4000 manual (pdf., downloaded.):
Press "Resume button", allow LED light to flash 3 times, release button,
It worked then.
When I tried the printer again, after a few weeks, the photo paper would not
I re-tried cleaning the paper feed rollers, as above, but that didn't work
I've had this printer just before it stopped becoming available in the UK,
but I haven't used it very much.
Will it help to grease or oil some mechanical parts...