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Old Sep 14, 2004, 10:40 PM   #1
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hi there,
First time on line so I am not sure if I am doing this right. But here we go..
I am looking to buy a really good photo quality printer for home.
People keep telling all differnet models. Can anyone point me in the right way to go.
I only want to buy a really good one, one time...
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I have a mju 300 olympus camera...
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Old Sep 14, 2004, 11:44 PM   #2
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What price range? What size prints? Look at Steve's Printer reviews here: http://www.steves-digicams.com/printers.html

Both Canon & Epson make great photo printers.
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for that.
I will have a look at the link.
My price range is up to $800 & I dont care on size really.
up to 8x10 would be nice though.
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 12:17 AM   #4
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For $800 you can get a great printer that will print larger than 8x10 photo-quality prints (yes, bigger IS better). Even though I use an Epson, I would look at the Canon line of new printers!
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 6:54 AM   #5
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Well Shandy you may get several opinions about printers. Depends on users experience.

As Kalypso says, the Epson & Canon are good.

I first used an HP 820. It was good for text, but very poor photo printing.

Since then I've used two Canon's. The recent one is the Canon i850. It produces excellent photo prints. There are several later models, that will be as good or better.

Thoroughly recommend the Canon's, especially with the provided "Easy PhotoPrint" software. An excellent print utility to print images in many sizes.
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 7:30 AM   #6
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I'll add my own voucher for Canon. I have an older model, my father has the 9100 and now Canon has a 9900. The quality on these printers is amazing - you won't be disappointed. The only drawback I have noticed is for whatever reason you pretty much HAVE to use canon's photo paper with it. I've tried several other brands and it just doesn't come out as well.
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Old Sep 15, 2004, 7:50 AM   #7
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The only drawback I have noticed is for whatever reason you pretty much HAVE to use canon's photo paper with it. I've tried several other brands and it just doesn't come out as well.

RedRiver Paper is EXCELLENT paper for a Canon printer. They even give you free printer profiles for color management or printer settings if you don't use a color management printing program. www.redriverpaper.com
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