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Old Sep 17, 2002, 1:34 PM   #1
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A printer suggestion

I am looking for a printer that can print with ease with a few keystrokes and mouse movement. Meaning, when the floor employees use this camera, I want them to be able to print easily with little knowledge of computers. Any suggestions of programs and/or printers? PC-compatible
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Old Sep 18, 2002, 12:31 PM   #2
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If you get an epson you will will be able to save settings so all they have to do is select that saved setting and print. For e.g. I have mine set-up to print photos and all I have to do is select the photos setting and all the other parameters such as DPI, paper type, etc spring to life - simple.

Personally, I believe epsons are best for photos.

I use powerpoint for printing as it is very WYSIWYG
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Old Sep 28, 2002, 3:33 PM   #3
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Gotta tell ya, I bought an Epson Photo 820 and have been *amazed* at its quality and ease of use. For $100 (after rebate)? Just go buy one. You'll love it. I bought mine at either Best Buy or CompUSA - can't remember - but I highly recommend this printer.

If you do get it, make sure you get the Premium Glossy Paper if you're going to be printing alot of photos. Really makes a difference.

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Old Sep 28, 2002, 4:23 PM   #4
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I would recommend the HP5550. You can also save the settings.
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Old Sep 28, 2002, 6:34 PM   #5
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Either get an Epson or Canon photo printer. Stay away from the HP line like the one BR1ang suggested as its only a 4 color printer were the Epson and Canons are 6 color printers. What that means is that they have 6 differnt colors of ink to produce the picture which typiclly prints better photos. Which Epson or Canon printer depends on how much you want to spend and how big a photo you want to print.
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Old Sep 28, 2002, 7:55 PM   #6
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The HP 5550 is a six color printer. You can opt to have only 4 colors for normal printing or insert the Photo printer cartridge to have six color printing. The HP 7000 series printers are also six color printers.
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Old Oct 13, 2002, 9:50 PM   #7
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I have the Canon 9000 and have used it with Olympus cameras (D-550 and D-40). The 4 X6's (and any other size up to 13 X 19) can be outputted borderless or with border. The ouput is fast and looks great - manual claims 37 seconds for 4 X 6. I just did an 8 X 10 today in less than a minute. And it is quieter than the HP or Epson.

The software from Canon is very intuitive and "goof-proof" with a simple 3 step procedure with straightforward gui - pick photo, select media, chooze layout. That's it. THREE KEYSTROKES!!Cropping is a breeze, too.

Price is high end for personal use MSRP is about $499 but you can get less expensive models utilizing same software types and dimensions of media will be less.
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If you're using Windows XP, the Photo Printing Wizard makes it easy to print photos regardless of the printer used. I can heartily recommend the Epson C80 printer - it's fast, prints excellent photos, and only costs about $150.
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