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Old Feb 27, 2007, 10:03 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum. I want to buy a good photo inkjet printer. Price range is $500 to $800.

I want a printer capable of printing up to 13 x 19. I would like a printer that doesn't use a ton of ink. This may be unrealistic. Prefer low maintenance.

I do black and white and color.

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old Feb 28, 2007, 9:10 AM   #2
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Canon Pro9000 or Pro9500 are two models that you should be looking at in that price range.

Pro9000 review:

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-1.html

Pro9500:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...;modelid=12414

http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/news...tory_6499.html
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Old Feb 28, 2007, 9:23 AM   #3
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For Epson, look at the SP1400, R1800 and R2400.

For HP, look at the B9180.

On a side note, CompUSA just announced the closing of 126 stores in the US. There should be some good discount prices soon.
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I hope that CompUSA has some nice blowout deals but I doubt it. It sucks that they are closing all my local stores. I liked them better then Best Buy and Circuit City. Maybe we will get lucky and a Fry's will move into the old location.

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For Epson, look at the SP1400, R1800 and R2400.

For HP, look at the B9180.

On a side note, CompUSA just announced the closing of 126 stores in the US. There should be some good discount prices soon.
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Yes, it is sad that CompUSA seems to be closing stores. I found out there that they no longer have any stores in Minnesota.

Does anyone have an opinion on whether an Epson 2400 is worth the differernce in price compared to the Epson 1800? Does anyone have input on an Epson vs. a Cannon?

Many thanks.

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The 2400 would be the better choice for printing B&W, if you do enough to make the price difference worth it.

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Yes, it is sad that CompUSA seems to be closing stores. I found out there that they no longer have any stores in Minnesota.

Does anyone have an opinion on whether an Epson 2400 is worth the differernce in price compared to the Epson 1800? Does anyone have input on an Epson vs. a Cannon?

Many thanks.

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The Canon Pro9500 should be excellent for B&W printing since they will add inks for that exact purpose.

The Pro9000 has comparison in that review on photo-i: http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-5.html

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-9.html

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Old Mar 2, 2007, 4:55 PM   #8
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The Canon Pro9500 should be excellent for B&W printing since they will add inks for that exact purpose.

The Pro9000 has comparison in that review on photo-i: http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-5.html

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-9.html
I do not believe the Pro9500 is shipping. Because the Pro9500 will be Canon's firstpigment based ink printer, I've heard they're having problems with it. They first announced it about a year ago.
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The Canon Pro9500 should be excellent for B&W printing since they will add inks for that exact purpose.

The Pro9000 has comparison in that review on photo-i: http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-5.html

http://www.photo-i.co.uk/Reviews/int...00/page-9.html
I do not believe the Pro9500 is shipping. Because the Pro9500 will be Canon's firstpigment based ink printer, I've heard they're having problems with it. They first announced it about a year ago.
It's shipping but only in the Europe and Japan so far, it takes a while to ramp up production on a new model. The USA should see it in April.
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 11:13 AM   #10
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Hi, Good day, my recommendation is an epson printer and convert it into continuous ink print system to save money on inks, the printhead for epson is more durable than canon and HP, and easy to do maintenance .

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