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Old Dec 3, 2005, 6:30 PM   #1
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Dear Folks,

Which printer would be considered "the best" for prints up to 8x10 for a home computer setup?

Are the Epsons at the top of the heap with their 6 ink cartridges.

Just wondering, if I ever decided to buy a dedicated photo printer.

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Dear Folks,

Which printer would be considered "the best" for prints up to 8x10 for a home computer setup?

Are the Epsons at the top of the heap with their 6 ink cartridges.

Just wondering, if I ever decided to buy a dedicated photo printer.

-- Terry

I would recommend the Canon's for Photoprinting today. The IP3000, IP4000, IP5000, and IP4200, IP5200 are all excellent photo printer that are 5 ink systems, except the IP3000 which uses 4 inks.

If you want the best then look at the IP8500 or i9900 which are 8 ink systems and will show improvements over the 4 and 5 ink systems.

The 6 inks systems are more hype then reality. Canon makes two currently the IP6000D and IP6600 but they really don't produce pictures any better then 5 ink systems. I would rather have the IP5000 or IP5200.


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Old Dec 3, 2005, 8:39 PM   #3
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Knightcrawler,

Thanks for your comments.

I'm currently using a low end HP printer with a color ink cartridge and a photo ink cartridge.

Generally I'm printing on HP premium plus paper.

Will the 4 or 5 ink Canon printers show a pretty obvious improvement in color?

What papers are generally recommended for the Canons?

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Knightcrawler,

Thanks for your comments.

I'm currently using a low end HP printer with a color ink cartridge and a photo ink cartridge.

Generally I'm printing on HP premium plus paper.

Will the 4 or 5 ink Canon printers show a pretty obvious improvement in color?

What papers are generally recommended for the Canons?

-- Terry
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Knightcrawler,

Thanks for your comments.

I'm currently using a low end HP printer with a color ink cartridge and a photo ink cartridge.

Generally I'm printing on HP premium plus paper.

Will the 4 or 5 ink Canon printers show a pretty obvious improvement in color?

What papers are generally recommended for the Canons?

-- Terry
More then likely yes there will be an improvement. Since your using a low end HP printer and if it's an older model.

Canon Pro and Canon Glossy Plus paper are the best ones Canon offers. I use mainly Canon Plus Glossy cause it affordable and on sale a lot. I also use Kirkland glossy from Costco 8.5 x 11, 125 sheets for $18.99, great paper and decent price.


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Im using an IP4000 canon. printed about 300 photos on it with no change in quality. ink consumption is good. using canon photo glossy, cheap... i worked out the cost of paper & ink over 100 photo's, and it worked out cheaper than many photo developing stores. just note that inkjet isnt water proof, so keep your photo's protected. but it's a great convenience.

The canon's have print to edge, up to A4 for the IP3000-5000..
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