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Old Mar 7, 2004, 8:25 PM   #1
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Default Help me choose a printer

I just got Canon A80 camera to replace my S200 so I thought I would replace my Canon S520 printer also. After much research I am torn in between 3 printers, Canon i860, i960 and Epson r300.

Here are the lowest prices I found for the printers:

i860 $129 plus 50 free Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy
i960 $178
Epson r300 $ 162

Here are my preferences:

Most Important: Quality
Medium Importance: Printer + Ink Cost
Least Importance: Speed

I do equal amounts of text and photo printing.

Please help me decide.
Thanks
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Old Mar 7, 2004, 9:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Help me choose a printer

Use the i960 and the Red River Ultra Satin or Ultra Polar Gloss. It will give you VERY inexpensive per cost prints (my estimates are less than 30 cents for a 4x6) and they look exactly...and I mean EXACTLY like pro lab photos.

I did some tests comparing the i960 to the R300 and the R300 produced nice photos but even with manual adjusting some images seemed oversaturated and just did not look as good as the i960 did. The i960 did 2x faster to boot!

Both are great printers but I chose the i960 for its incredible quality, low cost of ownership and speed.

Also, if you have a CompUSA near you, they recycle Canon cartridges so you can get $2 if you bring in an empty one and buy a new one. I just found that out a few weeks ago...its a good deal!
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