>: 1. MICRODOT: a technology that has reduced the dimension of the dot
>: by 30-40% and enhanced the regularity of its circular shape; this is
>: similar to the HP 850c C-REt, with the difference that the HP has
>: 300dpi C-REt (similar to a pure 600dpi dot size) while the ESPro has
>: 720dpi Microdot (similar to a pure 900dpi...)
>Hmm, how is this similar to C-Ret? The only similarity listed above
>is the dot size, but C-Ret lays multiple passes of dots on dots, does
>the ESP do the same? If so, it's not listed above to support the
>statement, and if not then there is not much similarity to C-Ret.
Yes, the ESP passes dots on dots as every inkjet... To get a green
color, cyan passes on yellow, for example. It's only a software
problem, I think. Anyway the 850c has got a 300dpi addressability
(with 600dpi size) against a pure 720dpi (with 900dpi size).
Quote:>: 2. 720x720 on common paper: YES! it's possible, thanx to the Microdot
>: technology; this isn't 720x360, but PURE 720dpi with the only
>: limitations of the common paper.
>Well, the ink used is a limitation too.
You're right: printing at 720 uses more ink.
Quote:>: 4. With common paper (Fabriano 80g/m2) the black ink is not dark like
>: the HP's one at 360dpi (I've compared with my old 500c): this because
>: the paper absorbes too much ink (I'll try other papers... if anybody
>: could give an advice, 'cos this way isn't possible to print perfectly
>: on both sides...). Anyway at 720 even on common paper the black
>: results are far darker and crisper than HP's (on special paper are
>: even darker than the LaserJet 4MV of my University!)
>Hmm, I doubt it unless it has pigment based black ink too like the
>Speaking for myself and not HP.
A note: I always bought HP before this Epson and I always found great
products, so I'm not saying in any way that the 850 is bad: simply I'm
saying that Stylus Pro is a Very Good Printer! Sure not fast as the
850, but with a far better quality (anyway GREAT for the 850...).
Speaking for myself and not EPSON