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Printer Recommendations?
Old 11-17-2005, 04:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to upgrade my printer from the HP P1000 I bought a few years ago. I need a low to moderate volume, high quality device which can handle up to 11 x 14. Any suggestions? Since this may be a common topic, if you know of a previous thread about printer upgrades, I'd appreciate a link to it. As an alternative, do any of you use a printer service instead of printing your own?

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Old 11-17-2005, 06:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Without a doubt, the Canon i9900 is my recommendation. Bought one over a year ago and have been thrilled with it. It will do up to a 13x19 print, and the quality is fantastic.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Epson, Epson, Epson The new R2400 would be a good choice.
Check out website on print stability

http://www.wilhelm-research.com/

Just my opinion.

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Old 11-17-2005, 09:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What type of printing do you want to do, and what type of media do you want to use? What I mean is: Will you produce mostly glossy, semi-gloss, or matte prints. How much, if any, black and white imagery do you want to produce? Is punchy color or image permanence more important to you? Are you interested in using fine art papers, thicker, or alternative media?

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I use an older Epson. . .
Old 11-17-2005, 01:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1270 but wish I had something bigger. The 1270 and I think the new R2400 will print up to 13x19. I love the prints but. . . always the buts. So let me talk about what I would look for in a new printer. Separate color cartridges, bigger printer (at least 16x20), prints a variety of surfaces including specialty papers and canvas. I print on Epson watercolor and canvas but have tried several others. I like something more than glossy and semi-glossy and matte finishes. If I understand correctly although the Canons are much faster they donot print on anything except Canon papers.
Printers are not so expensive but are to run. There is a Costco here that prints 11x14 for about $3.00 and that is less than doing it yourself.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would look at the Epson R1800 or R2400 for fine printing. The canon i9900 is pretty good, but older technology and I still don't think the ink's are up to Epson ink quality, especially when you consider the K3 inks.

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Old 11-17-2005, 08:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's a large dollar item at $1800 but the Epson 4800 will do 19" by whatever including rolls. It's not cheap and they make a smaller version that is less expensive, but one of the main reasons to spend the extra cash is to get larger ink wells. The self-contained cartridges will kill you fast and hard. I guess it depends on your volume. If you do any volume, the 4800 will sell it's self quickly. It's the best quality photo printer on the market.

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Old 11-18-2005, 01:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have the Epson R1800 and I love it.
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Old 11-20-2005, 05:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Shutterbug has a review this month. Best black and while printer on the market at 13x19 inch prints. The printer has 3 cartridges with different shades of black! Never heard a bad review.

The fact that they last for 200 years is nice also. (prints in b&w)

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Old 11-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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With no hesitation, I strongly recommend the Epson 2400. In just about every way, it meets or exceeds the quality of wet process printing.
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