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Old Oct 27, 2010, 8:51 PM   #1
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Wondering if laser is closing the gap yet with inkjets on photo quality, and if so who's a good choice?

What I've seen of lasers is that the photos are grainier looking.


Are solid ink printers a good alternative for quality/cost/toner?
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depends on quality of paper & dpi on your laser.
ink sticks can be expensive. but effective.
ink sticks are expensive because you are using a solidified ink aka inkjet.
try Kodak coated paper, the colour ink or toner will not run. something to do with the chemistry of the paper.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 9:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. I recently read of new printers coming out, that instead of a small inkjet head going across back and forth, they will have a giant inkhead that stays stationary. These new inkjet printers are supposed to be more cost effective. Prices will range around $500-600.
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Wondering if laser is closing the gap yet with inkjets on photo quality, and if so who's a good choice?
No. Not that I am aware. Currently on my second colour laser, it is good for quick photo printing (mostly colour documents), but it can't compete with Epson ink with Epson Premium Presentation Paper.
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I think laser printer is ideal for printing photographs and other image intensive documents. It prints high quality photos. It can also prints onto any type of paper. Thanks!
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I think laser printer is ideal for printing photographs and other image intensive documents. It prints high quality photos.
Yes. IF you get a multi-thousand $$$ Xerox DocuCenter

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It can also prints onto any type of paper. Thanks!
Not true. There are two issues:

1. "Laser" stock or copy paper is tweaked for toner and going through a hot fuser. This "laser and inkjet" paper is just for the unknowing.

2. Put inkjet paper through a laser at your own risk!! The coating can/will melt on the fuser. It can be costly.

Regular offset stock like Kromecote gloss does well in lasers--IF they can handle the base weight of the paper.
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I've seen photos on photo paper from a $15000 Laser copier/printer/scanner that still don't seem to look quite as good as a good inkjet.
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As others have said, really depends on the quality of the paper and also the amount and consistency that you are requiring to print.
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