Rivals Canon and Epson have both recently launched their next generations of A3+ photo printers. Trevern Dawes has tested them both and concludes that there’s not much in it when it comes to selecting one over the other… but there are differences.
Epson’s Stylus Pro R3000 recently won the digital photo printer category in the 2011-2012 Camera Magazine Imaging Awards which are judged by sister publication, Camera. The judges were particularly impressed with its larger ink cartridges, line feed system – as per larger format printers – all the desired features and the exquisite print quality we always associate with Epson.
Not long after, Canon introduced its new flagship A3+ photo printer, the PIXMA PRO-1 which is in direct competition to the R3000. Brand loyalties aside, there is going to be a lot of photographers wondering which one to buy because they both offer a lot in terms of their features and print performance. Having now thoroughly tested them both, I’m able to provide an informed comparison.
Thank you for searching out ProPhoto's Magazine’s equipment review of the Epson Stylus PHOTO R3000 & Canon PIXMA PRO 1 Review originally published in ProPhoto Magazine, May 2012
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