[rescue] Tektronics Phase Question

Andrew Weiss ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sun Apr 27 10:25:56 CDT 2003

I still think you're biased Phil.  The 3 series kind of suck compared 
to the 8, but the output is fine.  A 380 indicates it is one of the 
last they ever made so it is close in feature parity to an 8200 which 
is one of the newer 8's.  I'd probably snag it if it was a good price.  
I can probably get spares for it relatively easily (We are Xerox 
certified).  Ink may cost a bit but as long as you don't frequently 
turn the unit off and on (doing a purge cycle), it should last.  The 
380's are also probably configured to use way less ink than a 340, 350, 
or 360.


On Saturday, April 26, 2003, at 09:36  PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 24, 2003 at 01:30:35AM -0400, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
>> Looking for (quick) opinions on Tektronix Phaser 380.
>> It is used (no guarantee but prints out a beutiful test page).
>> Is this the one that isn't good for photo work (continuous tone ???) ?
> I would not buy a Phaser 3-series, period.  In my experience, they have
> reliability issues, are absurdly expensive to run, take fifteen minutes
> to warm up, and don't produce very good output.
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