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Epson ET-8550 Review – Hands On

Epson ET-8550 Review – Hands On

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  • Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    The Epson ET-8550 Printer Review
    on: August 1, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    For the most part, Is stayed with Epson Papers.  Like I said you can use the Epson Media installer to add third-party papers.  On my P700 I. have profiles added for Hanhumule and Canson.  Using the Media Installer can be somewhat tricky but there are some good videos out there explaining how to do so.  I am not sure how much I will print on other papers on the ET-8550.  I kind of reserve the fine art papers for the pigment-based printers I have.

    All the inks are dye-based inks but they include one pigment black and one dye black.  It is clearly visible in the illustration of the ink bottles in the article.  I know that in many cases both inks are used but I don’t know how it is determined which one is used and why.  Something I can ask about later this week when I have a scheduled call with Epson.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    L Berle
    L Berle
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    Re: The Epson ET-8550 Printer Review
    Reply #1 on: August 1, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    Hi Kevin

    Thanks for the review and video………………your enthusiasm shines through in regard to ‘just get printing’ 🙂

    Can I ask, did you get try any non Epson papers where as I understand it the most benefit in regard to the quality of the print will come from creating a paper profile of the Epson inks with the chosen paper(s)?

    Oh, by the way I note in the text of the review you say the ET-8550 is a dye printer but I understand it has two black inks i.e. dye & pigment and one of your printer testing counterparts (Keith Cooper a UK based commercial photographer) had determined that (as far as I recall) with some prints both the Dye & the Pigment blacks are laid down.

    Eric Myrvaagnes
    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Re: red and green
    Reply #2 on: August 1, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    I like it just the way it is. It’s a fine abstract, and it works for me.

    Eric Myrvaagnes
    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Re: dog
    Reply #3 on: August 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Maybe just call it “Bench and …” (smirk)

    Eric Myrvaagnes
    Eric Myrvaagnes
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    Re: leaf and stained glass
    Reply #4 on: August 1, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    That is a very fine shot, Jeremy. Beautiful!
    The title doesn’t bother me.