New Printer… ish

// February 23rd, 2008 // Geeky Stuff, General

It’s new to me, but it’s really 3 1/2 years old. It’s my Uncle’s old Epson Stylus Photo R300 and he doesn’t need it anymore. He gave it to my folks who had nowhere to put it, so I took it off their hands to replace my old one.

It better than my old one on account that it has a built in LCD display, card reader, prints directly onto CDs/DVDs, and uses six colours instead of four (including black, of course). I’ve spent half an hour cleaning the heads cos it’s been stood for a while not being used, and I’ve just printed out my first test photos.

The first I tested was a photo of the van Gogh painting I’ve got hanging up in my room, which I took with my 10MP camera. The second being the MIMA building in the centre of town that I took with my N95 (5MP). I gotta admit, the quality’s mighty impressive. When comared to the originals, they’re a tiny bit darker but the contrast in colours is spot on! It really is a vast improvement on my old C86 printer.

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