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Alan Goldhammer
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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2011, 03:49:09 PM »
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If my 3880 ever poops out (and it's a great printer) I would probably upgrade to a 4900 and I think would get a different table to put it on given the difference in weight between the two printers.  I would probably do what Neil did and get the Ikea kitchen cabinet and top.
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2011, 04:02:18 PM »
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A bit OT but probably not much advantage moving from 3880 > 4900 unless you want the roll-holding capability.
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Mark D Segal (formerly MarkDS)
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2011, 04:37:36 PM »
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A bit OT but probably not much advantage moving from 3880 > 4900 unless you want the roll-holding capability.

Orange & Green inks in the 4900 mean a larger total volume of color and larger saturated gamut. Also the dither in the 4900 is arguably a bit better. Whether it matters to a specific user depends on the type of work they print.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2011, 04:39:49 PM »
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Yup - seen it, written it up, etc., but the extent to which this really hits you in the face in a print - as you say, depends. These printers have become so good that improvement of IQ from one model to the next is really subtle.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2011, 07:49:44 PM »
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A bit OT but probably not much advantage moving from 3880 > 4900 unless you want the roll-holding capability.
I know but I presume by the time my 3880 goes to printer heaven, that model will no longer be in production.
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« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »
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And for all we know the same could be true of the 4900!

That said, they do have better longevity in terms of model turn-over than laptops, desktops and Photoshop versions!
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« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2011, 12:53:16 PM »
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Well, if you go to Epson (Germany) site you can see the car for the 4900; it clearly has wheels.
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« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2011, 08:10:43 PM »
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If you get the 4900 get the extended warranty. Frankly, unless you are printing fine art reproductions or proofing ads where PMS colors need to be matched, I'd avoid the Epsons with orange and green. You wont see much of a difference with typical photo printing.
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« Reply #28 on: August 31, 2011, 08:39:13 PM »
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If you get the 4900 get the extended warranty. Frankly, unless you are printing fine art reproductions or proofing ads where PMS colors need to be matched, I'd avoid the Epsons with orange and green. You wont see much of a difference with typical photo printing.

Why would you avoid the Epsons with Orange and Green? What's wrong with Orange and Green?
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2011, 01:56:23 PM »
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Well, if you go to Epson (Germany) site you can see the car for the 4900; it clearly has wheels.
I actually like the Ikea Varde drawer unit, which assembled quite easily, has glides on the bottom and will slide without wheels, and cost $300.  It is quite solid and sized nicely for the Epson 4900.  One caution:  The top drawer is not as high as the other two, which I did not realize.  That made me reinstall the glides for the top drawer, so my smaller drawer is now in the middle!  I will probably reinstall the glides for the drawer and put the smaller drawer on top, as intended.  Maybe I should have known, but there was nothing in the instructions indicating a difference in drawer sizes.  Here is the link to the unit:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90049200
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