Hi, I'm considering buying a photoprinter. I currenty have an Epson C44+ and a Color 600. I've been looking at the standalone printers, which can have a camera plugged straight in, but am wondering if an upgrade of the 600 would be a better choice. I have a wireless network (802.11b), one PC on XP with USB2 & IEE1394, and on on 2000 with USB1.1 and IEE1394, and 2 Canon Digital Cameras.
I need something that can print to the edge, is fairly cheap to run, but gives good quality photos. I'm not overly bothered about flashy features, as long as it does the basics well.
The Epson Waste ink pad- full problem is something that has been bugging folk for some time. However www/fixyourownprinter.com has suggestions for the R series that get around this. Briefly the waste ink pipe leads to the rear of the machine and can be accessed via a small 'hatch' on the back. The idea is to grab this ,ease it outside the machine into a suitable container.... The above webside will lead you to it other wise look at....
Most inkjets have a waste tank pad that needs washing out say after you get the error code warning coming up. Some time after this you need to take the printer apart and wash the pads. It is just about a DIY job, if you are handy with a screw diver. If it goes wrong you don't have much to lose, you dump it as the cost is significant. David