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Franko170 Oct 27, 2010 9:51 PM

laser printer for photos question
 
Wondering if laser is closing the gap yet with inkjets on photo quality, and if so who's a good choice?

What I've seen of lasers is that the photos are grainier looking.


Are solid ink printers a good alternative for quality/cost/toner?

printerman Nov 26, 2010 5:03 PM

pictures on laser
 
depends on quality of paper & dpi on your laser.
ink sticks can be expensive. but effective.
ink sticks are expensive because you are using a solidified ink aka inkjet.
try Kodak coated paper, the colour ink or toner will not run. something to do with the chemistry of the paper.

Franko170 Jan 12, 2011 10:28 PM

Thanks for your reply. I recently read of new printers coming out, that instead of a small inkjet head going across back and forth, they will have a giant inkhead that stays stationary. These new inkjet printers are supposed to be more cost effective. Prices will range around $500-600.

antony Jan 26, 2011 8:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Franko170 (Post 1159975)
Wondering if laser is closing the gap yet with inkjets on photo quality, and if so who's a good choice?

No. Not that I am aware. Currently on my second colour laser, it is good for quick photo printing (mostly colour documents), but it can't compete with Epson ink with Epson Premium Presentation Paper.

WinfieldZenith Mar 16, 2012 6:22 AM

I think laser printer is ideal for printing photographs and other image intensive documents. It prints high quality photos. It can also prints onto any type of paper. Thanks!

sethr Oct 1, 2012 8:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WinfieldZenith (Post 1290734)
I think laser printer is ideal for printing photographs and other image intensive documents. It prints high quality photos.

Yes. IF you get a multi-thousand $$$ Xerox DocuCenter

Quote:

It can also prints onto any type of paper. Thanks!
Not true. There are two issues:

1. "Laser" stock or copy paper is tweaked for toner and going through a hot fuser. This "laser and inkjet" paper is just for the unknowing.

2. Put inkjet paper through a laser at your own risk!! The coating can/will melt on the fuser. It can be costly.

Regular offset stock like Kromecote gloss does well in lasers--IF they can handle the base weight of the paper.

Franko170 Oct 10, 2012 9:10 PM

I've seen photos on photo paper from a $15000 Laser copier/printer/scanner that still don't seem to look quite as good as a good inkjet.

John Malnoid Nov 14, 2013 6:23 AM

As others have said, really depends on the quality of the paper and also the amount and consistency that you are requiring to print.


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