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Old 04-03-2005, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

What would be a better color printer if I am to print photos for my clients? Should I use manufacturer recommended photo papers all the time?
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I do not print my own photos with a printer anymore but when I did, I found that Red River Paper worked very well with different printers and looked more like a regular photograph.
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If you want them to last, want them bigger than 8 x 11, and semi-gloss or matte, get the Epson 2200. If you want them to last and want high gloss, get the new Epson R1800. I like Espon Premium Luster and Semi-Gloss, and Ilford Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl.
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have the pennies look into the Epson4000. I just got one and this beast is awsome. Someone already stated the Premium Photo Luster Paper. Good stuff. Good luck

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I just bought an Epson R-1800 and it appears to be capable of printing sellable prints. Sure the Epson 4000 is wayyyy better...

Just ordered a 50 sheet pack of Epson 13 x 19 Luster paper and a Rotatrim, so the paper cost for a 9 x 12 will be .88, figure $1.00 for ink and you have room to make some money and keep ALL of the color control at HOME...
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I'm using Epson printers, Ilford photo papers, Epson fine art papers and Media Street G-Chrome inks (bulk fed ink system).

I don't think you can go wrong with the newer Epson or Canon desktop printers with archival inks. You should probably start using ink and paper supplied by the printer manufacturer until you have the color matching figured out.

I think having a roll paper option is really nice. Printing on 13" wide paper has been very useful to me.

When you're feeling confident you may want to spring for a bulk ink system; I think they're available for all the serious desktop photo printers.

That's my two cents...

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Hey Dan. Personally I don't have a printer, but I don't do a lot of printing at home. At work, that's a different story. We use Goss C-150's, but those are printing presses, probabbly not what you are looking for (the run about 1.5 million dollars, they go about 400,000 20x34 pages per hour) but for our smaller stuff, we use professional grade Epson printers. Thereby, I recommend Epson printers, they do an excellent job and their inks are great.

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For those who is enjoy the printing quality of Epson R1800 but Surffering from paying high ink cost.
Here is the solution will save you huge $$$.
I would get ink from lyson.com or image-specialists.com in bulk and buy the Bulk ink system for Epson R1800 from inkrepublic.com
I use this setup for my project and use R200 for DVD printing.
Just got my R1800 for 2 weeks so I would not be able to tell you how's inkrepublic.com's bulk ink works but based on my experience with the R200 bulk ink I got from them + Lyson's ink, I know it should not have problem in the long run.
The only problem I have is you have to create your own profile. Well, I guess we all have to create ourown profile anyways.

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