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Old Feb 1, 2005, 6:57 PM   #1
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I PRINT CARDS, PICTURESAND SPECIALIST PAPERS FOR 'STAMPING' INCLUDING VELLUMS AND TRANSPARENCIES, ALL SCANNED FROM HANDPAINTED DESIGNER SILKS.THEY MUST ALL BE WELL REPRODUCED, OF VIBRANT COLOURS AND ACCURATELY LAID DOWN.

MY DYING, ANCIENT EPSOM 740 DID THIS WELL BUT SLOWLY. NOW I NEED AN ECONOMICAL FASTER BORDERLESS PRINTER WITH SEPARATE INKS, DOUBLE SIDED, PICTBRIDGE COMPATIBLE, AND PROBABLY A PHOTO ONE. (REGRETTABLY A3 ARE TOO EXPENSIVE).

I HAVE CONSIDERED THE CANON i6000D AND THE EPSOM 300M( THE LATTER MAINLY BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO TAKE A WIDER RANGE OF PAPERS, ESPECIALLY CARD WHICH IS IMPORTANT). I USUALLY USE QUALITY COMPATIBLE PAPERS AND CARD AS 'OFFICIAL' ONES MAKE THE PRODUCTS TOO EXPENSIVE, AND DON'T ALWAYS SEEM TO BE ANY BETTER!

CAN ANYONE MAKE ANY CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS OR SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRINTERS AVAILABLE IN ENGLAND? THANKS.
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The Canon printers have some glitches for what you are doing. To print borderless you have to use the Easy-PhotoPrint software that comes with the printer. If you print from Photoshop or another application you can't do borderless. The problem is that there are only a few standard sizes of paper you can use with their software. The US version has 4 X 6, 5 X 7, credit card, letter or A4. You can't print borderless on any other size. The utility makes good prints other than that limitation.

The printer will feed any size of paper just fine and print it from any application if you don't need borderless.

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I found some ultra-white letter sized index stock (108 brightness) and some cream colored index stock. I can do a lot of nice stuff with those two papers. I use the best quality matte photo paper settings and get really nice prints. I usually spray them with a clear coat to bring out the color and add some waterproofing. Any clear spray paint seems to work fine if you avoid the original Rustoleum – plan on a day of sticky surface if you use that. I found some Krylon with UV protection that works well but it isn't necessary for most of what I do with the index stock. I usually buy several cans of Wal-Mart's clear spray paint for a buck a can whenever I visit there. It dries fast and looks great.

Just this week I made a bunch of business cards for the officers of a club I belong to. I got a dozen per page and made both white and cream for everyone. With the spray they really came out looking good. I make all kinds of stuff with the index stock and spray.

For Photo paper I use Red River mostly. It comes close to the Canon Pro paper at less cost. The Canon paper is excellent, but there are a lot more papers you can use with the Canons. Generally any good paper you can find there will work well.


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Thanks, Slipe, for your very prompt reply. Interesting about the card and spray- will try it out. Anyone know if Epsom has the same restriction on borderless on fixed sizes only?
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Have a look at the specs here, http://www.epson.co.uk/products/inkj...Photo_R300.htm

It states that it can print borderless up to A4 (the maximum size), and lists all the paper sizes. When I get home later I will have a look in the properties of my R300 and see what is available when the borderless option is checked.

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Barton, the Epson R300 can print Borderless on paper types :

Plain Paper....Photo Quality Ink jet Paper....Matte Paper-Heavyweight....Photo paper....Glossy Photo paper

Paper sizes :

A4....Index Card 5" x 8"....Photo Paper 4" x 6"....10 x 15 cm Photo....3.5" x 5" (9x 13 cm)....5"x 7" (13 x 18 cm)....Panoramic 210 x 594 mm



When not printing Borderless the preset options count 27 plus user defined.

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This site is a good way of getting replies from people who know...Many thanks, Stevekin.
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You are welcome Barton.

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