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Old Nov 8, 2002, 3:09 PM   #1
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Default Steve, Give us the Top 3 printers.

Just a simple 1-2-3 of the printers.

Some may want a breakdown with card readers and such; I just want the all around best for the rest of us.

A printer that works well for photos and other printing need to.

A simple request for a complex subject.

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Old Nov 9, 2002, 12:34 AM   #2
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OK, you asked for it, strictly my opinion:

Canon S9000 fastest dye-based 13x19" printer and good for all the day-to-day letter size chores too. My #1 pick for now.

If you don't need the large format then grab a S900, same speed and print quality in letter size carriage.

Best for longevity is Epson 2200 and the new pigment inkset is really close to color gamut of dye-based inkjets. It isn't as fast as S9000 but the print quality is awesome.

If all you need is a snapshot printer then the Hi-Ti 630 dye sub is hard to beat. With a per print cost of only $.40 for borderless 4x6" with the look and longevity of regular film prints it's a winner. And there's really no driver settings to fuss with like inkjets, just output your image to the printer and voilla - nearly perfect everytime.

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Old Nov 9, 2002, 10:12 PM   #3
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I thank You Sir.
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Old Nov 9, 2002, 11:36 PM   #4
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Steve, do you have an opinion on the new i series yet?
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Old Nov 10, 2002, 6:40 AM   #5
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Thanks Steve.
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Old Nov 12, 2002, 10:12 AM   #6
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Steve, do you have an opinion on the new i series yet?
Go read my i850 review:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2002_...anon_i850.html

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Old Nov 15, 2002, 10:33 AM   #7
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Default so steve are you saying?

It sound like you favor Cannon printers so does this mean you would pick cannon over epson?
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Old Nov 15, 2002, 8:49 PM   #8
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Default Epson 960

I was planning on buying an Epson 960 until I read the cnet review. Has anyone seen this printer, any thoughts. if not I guess I will go for a Canon s900.
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Default Cnet reviews faultie

I been reading what a lot of people have been saying about cnet reviews and it seams they are starting to go way off mark on them. I would wait until this site or someone who is more into picture printing reviews the machine before i would dump any plans on the 960.
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Old Nov 19, 2002, 6:13 PM   #10
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Default Chosing a printer

Pbess,

Originally, I had my heart set on the Epson 2000 and then the Epson 2200. So I went to a retail store and had side by side comparisons made against the Canon S9000. I chose the S9000. I found it to be nearly 4 times faster than the Epson printers with the same print quality. I also found that the pigment inks didn't work as well on high gloss papers and the colors were somewhat muted when compared to the Canon. I found grayscale prints to be better with the Canon S9000 (Steve's review found the Epson to be the better Grayscale printer). I did like the Epson 2200's ability to print roll media and it's sheet cutter capabilities.

I don't think you can go wrong with the choices Steve presents. Go try before you buy.

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