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Old Dec 7, 2004, 2:39 PM   #1
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:? I am looking to purchase a printer and thought the Cannon IP8500 would be best, but then I started getting worried about photo life. I love to take pictures and definitely want the convenience of home printing, but I want my pictures to last for years to come, especially those of my two young children. I also want the pictures to the best they can, and color qualoty, sharpness and clarity are all important. Do I have to go with dye-sublimation for long lasting photos? I have a CanonS70 if that helps.

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Old Dec 7, 2004, 3:21 PM   #2
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Other option for high qualitylong life prints is the pigment ink printers fromEpson Models R800 / 2200 / 4000 / 7600 / 9600 / 10600.
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Old Dec 11, 2004, 11:04 PM   #3
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Hi rosec250,

I have been printing on HP 990CSe for four years w/o a problem.

It is no longer made but semiregularly is seen on Ebay.

Prints many years have not faded at all in room light.

I print to acid free inkjet paper and store in acid free sleeves.

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Old Dec 12, 2004, 12:56 PM   #4
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I've owned both the Canon S80 and now the Canon S9000.

I'm a scrapbooker, so photo life is pretty important. Not once has a photo faded - even when left out for nearly a year...

For me, I know when the time comes that'll I probably get another Canon.

But that's just me...

I print on Canon photo paper or other acid free paper.

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Old Dec 12, 2004, 5:11 PM   #5
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PeterP wrote:
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Other option for high quality¬*long life prints is the pigment ink printers from¬*Epson Models R800 / 2200 / 4000 / 7600 / 9600 / 10600.
Rose

i'm working with the pixma's ip4000 and ip8500!
if you want the best, go for the 8500..whaw breathtaking!!
A glossy papersheet A4 left in water, didn't move, fade,or smudge at all !!
My old Canon prints are still okay!
Canon claims:"in a decent album,with canon inkt and paper" a lifetime of about 100 years!

succes
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 6:14 PM   #6
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hi, you should check out this
http://www6.tomshardware.com/consume...229/index.html
if you're considering the canon ip8500.
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Old Jan 10, 2005, 2:43 PM   #7
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I Just read a Ink jet Printer test in PC Pro and they said canon where one of the worst for fading.

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