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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.
    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.

    Paul
    GH-3, OM-D, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, 100-300, 25, 60 macro, 40-150 Pro.

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    Re: Printing BIG with m43

    I too had a P800 some weeks ago, not yet printed a A2 but hope to do so soon. I do know however m4/3 is capable of printing to this large size as I have printed a 50% crop to A3. I have a pair of LUMIX GH3's.
    What was the original big attraction to me was the large capacity ink cartridges.
    I had used for a number of years a R2880 with a continuos ink system, ran out of a colour one day and needed to do some prints urgently, as I hadn't used the original set of ink cartridges. I removed the the system and installed the cartridges and noticed Reds were much more accurate. Scraped the continuos ink system and used cartridges from then on. The cost worked out very high with the amount of printing I did, the P800 I reckon cost about half as much to run as the R2880.

    Patrick

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    • #3
      Re: Printing BIG with m43

      Originally posted by Woofmix View Post
      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.

      Paul
      I've been adding more mounting hardware for panoramic shots after getting an 'L' bracket earlier this year. Taking vertical shots (well stabilised) & accurately stitched (pivoting on the lens's entry pupil is best for this) should produce a good sized wall panorama print. Does this printer do continuous feed as well as single sheets?
      Ross
      I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
      Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
      Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
      Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
      Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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        Re: Printing BIG with m43

        Fotospeed do a paper that is a panorama format, worth investigating.

        Patrick

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        • #5
          Re: Printing BIG with m43

          Hi everyone! My daughter had an E-M5 shot that had been worked on in Photoshop printed to A1 for her A/S Level course and it was amazing - so yes, don't be afraid of printing big with Micro Four Thirds!

          Ian
          Founder/editor
          Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
          Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
          Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
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            Re: Printing BIG with m43

            I just looked up this printer & it ain't all that cheap as far as I stand.
            http://www.epson.com.au/Prographics/...asp?id=SC-P800

            Goodonya Paul. I hope you enjoy the prints you'll get from it. I noticed the specs on the paper rolls it can take & I can imagine some nice pano prints should be awesome from it.

            Ross
            I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
            Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
            Lenses: M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens with MC-14, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
            Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
            Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).

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            • #7
              Re: Printing BIG with m43

              Yes the printer can print roll paper, the roll stand is bought separately, I have it and have printed off panoramas and they look great. If you feel the desire it can print panos up to 15 metres long and 17" wide!
              Not a cheap printer but a good one.
              I use the Epson paper at the moment, glossy and lustre, both can be bought as sheets or in rolls, I have the glossy in A2 sheets and the lustre 30m roll.

              Paul
              GH-3, OM-D, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, 100-300, 25, 60 macro, 40-150 Pro.

              RX100

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              • #8
                Re: Printing BIG with m43

                I am a couple of generations behind with a 3800 but even that's a superb printer

                I had a look at the latest Canon equivalent last week and that looked impressive.

                Ian
                Founder/editor
                Four Thirds User (http://fourthirds-user.com)
                Digital Photography Now (http://dpnow.com)
                Olympus UK E-System User Group (http://e-group.uk.net)
                Olympus camera, lens, and accessory hire (http://e-group.uk.net/hire)
                Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
                Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ianburley/

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                • #9
                  Re: Printing BIG with m43

                  Originally posted by Ian View Post
                  I am a couple of generations behind with a 3800 but even that's a superb printer

                  I had a look at the latest Canon equivalent last week and that looked impressive.

                  Ian
                  When I was looking the only A2 printer I could find was the P800, Canon don't seem to offer anything in that size for the consumers.

                  Paul
                  GH-3, OM-D, 7-14, 12-35, 35-100, 100-300, 25, 60 macro, 40-150 Pro.

                  RX100

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