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Smile Printing BIG with m43

I'm now in possession of the Epson SC P800 A2 printer, it arrived yesterday.
I printed off my first full size A2 print this evening and I'm very pleased
For those who think m43 isn't capable of printing large because the small sensor size won't have enough detail, resolution or whatever then think again.
The detail and sharpness of the print is excellent, I've framed it and hung it up and it looks superb.

The shot was taken with an E-M5 and Lumix 7-14 lens at 7mm, I spent a fair bit of time soft proofing the photo in LR to optimise it for printing.

I want to create some panoramas using the LR6 panorama stitching tool, I've had a few practice panoramas but not got one yet worthy of printing. I'm still waiting for the roll feed and paper so I can print large / long pano's, can't wait.

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Re: Printing BIG with m43

I was very please to see that this was featured on the Gadget Show, as it presented what I have been saying for years:
http://photo.net/columns/mjohnston/p...wing-distance/
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I was very please to see that this was featured on the Gadget Show, as it presented what I have been saying for years:
http://photo.net/columns/mjohnston/p...wing-distance/
Good article and very true.
The A2 print I just made has surprising good detail and sharpness even up close, it's quite amazing when you think of the size of a 43 sensor enlarged to an A2 size still retains so much detail.

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Re: Printing BIG with m43

I regularly print to A3+ (13x19) and sometimes with as much as a 30% crop.

They go in competitions & exhibitions and I've never had an adverse comment on Image Quality.

Have you tried Microsoft ICE for panoramas, I think for FREE it's very good.

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Does the Epson use pigment ink?
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Re: Printing BIG with m43

And it's not just M4/3

I have sold images - from my E30 printed 22 x 16 (about A2) and they look really good

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Does the Epson use pigment ink?
Yes it does, they refer to it as Ulrachrome HD ink

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And more to the point, do you waste half the ink in the cartridges in clearing blocked nozzles? I gave up on Epson a few year agos because of this perennial problem.

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Re: Printing BIG with m43

Thanks Paul, so using a suitable paper means the prints are archival.
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Thanks Paul, so using a suitable paper means the prints are archival.
Yes they would be, it's a professional printer. I'm using Epson Premium glossy photo paper, £35 for 25 A2 sheets which isn't too bad I think. It very good paper.

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And more to the point, do you waste half the ink in the cartridges in clearing blocked nozzles? I gave up on Epson a few year agos because of this perennial problem.

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I'll find out, I'd like to think they have managed to cure this on the new printers.
To be honest there isn't much choice in the A2 printer market, Canon don't really have anything suitable for home use.

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Re: Printing BIG with m43

You could check if Wilhelm Imaging Research have tested the inks with various papers for lifespan.
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And more to the point, do you waste half the ink in the cartridges in clearing blocked nozzles? I gave up on Epson a few year agos because of this perennial problem.
I have an Epson 3800 and it very rarely needs a head clean. The 80ml cartridges last much longer than those on the smaller Epsons and are much cheaper per ml of ink. My Epson R800 A4 printer is more or less permanently clogged up now though!
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Re: Printing BIG with m43

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I'm now in possession of the Epson SC P800 A2 printer, it arrived yesterday.
I printed off my first full size A2 print this evening and I'm very pleased
For those who think m43 isn't capable of printing large because the small sensor size won't have enough detail, resolution or whatever then think again.
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I want to create some panoramas using the LR6 panorama stitching tool, I've had a few practice panoramas but not got one yet worthy of printing. I'm still waiting for the roll feed and paper so I can print large / long pano's, can't wait.

Paul

My experience is exactly the same. I have an A3 from my EPM1 with the kit 14-42 II R lens which is perfectly good, so much so that it appeared in a club exhibition, and have A2s from my EP3, EPL5 and OMD EM10 again perfectly good prints.
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Re: Printing BIG with m43

I use an Epson 7890 with either Epson or Hahnemühle paper with ICC profiles applied the largest image I've printed is 72 inches by 24 inches from micro four thirds and the quality is stunning. Regarding the clogging mentioned in earlier post this is usually caused by lack of frequent use of the printer, run an A4 sheet through at least once a week to avoid any clogging.



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