is p600 still the way to go?

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    I planning to upgrade my canon ip7250. Is still the p600 the way to go or have better alternatives for digital negatives under ~$1000 been released?
     
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    Can't a Canon PRO-1000 make digital negs? Currently, $999 with rebate until the end of this month.
     
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    I would go with Epson for digital negatives
     
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    But not the p400. Learned the hard way.
     
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    I am looking at the P600 series for under $1000 , looks pretty good to me and I think it can handle QTR and Richard Boutwells system
     
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    It's a bit more expensive at the outset, but the price per ml of ink is quite a bit cheaper for the P800. What you save on ink will pay for the difference in price over time. And of course you can print larger.
     
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    My concerns is shipping weight as I plan on teaching neg making with a unit that is dialed into my workflow, You are right for main uses I would go with the larger unit.
     
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    Looks like the world may have changed my mind. Suddenly a working epson pro 3880 appeared for $100. Anyone have experience with that printer?
     
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    Yep, had one for nearly 3 years until it started leaking ink all over my prints! Great printer while it worked, but didn't last long. That said, $100 is certainly a great price for a working 3880.
     
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    pretty sure the p800 series can't use 3rd party inks, so that rules out piezography and jon cone stuff, not sure if that matters for digital negs or not.
     
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    Cone Inks has developed a special decoder board that allows use of his color and Piezography inks for the P800.
     
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    that's my only printer I prepare all exhibitor prints and for-sale prints with it.It's perfect for B&W high-quality prints but not so much for digital negatives; still use imagesetters for that.
     
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    Cone sells a board developed by someone else (Ink Owl? or some other chinese place is making the boards). But they only allow 30 resets to the ink cartridges. Not a great solution. Epson = dicks
     
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    I han't been Coned yet
     
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    You can't beat the quality of digital negatives from an image setter with any printer.
     
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    Sorry have to disagree , the stocastic pattern is highly visable from separation negatives, Unless of course you are talking about LVT recorder or Lambda output onto film.
    I do inkjet digital negatives as well as Lambda negatives they are both great outputs, the paper they are printed on is the defining factor.
     
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