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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:29 PM   #1
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Wondering what printers are being used. It's time to actually stop looking and start buying. Should I consider archival inks, since standard inkjet photos fade so rapidly? This has to be easier than buying a new Volkswagon. Thanks - Joe
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:30 PM   #2
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Depends on how much you want to spend, and how big you wish to print.
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 6:36 PM   #3
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Ok, that's fair and I should of thought to include the parameters. You'll continue, I'm sure, to forgive my blondness. It's hardly a temporary flaw.

$500 area. I don't see the need to excede 8x10.
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shotgunbride wrote:
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It's hardly a temporary flaw.
... are you sure? Your roots are showing.

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$500 area. I don't see the need to excede 8x10.
Are you sure you need to spend that much? 500 clams buys a lot of printer these days. I might go with one of the recent Canons. The iP4000 has been getting some raves. Pick up one in this price range ($200). I think you'll be satisfied and save the rest of your dough for inks or other toys - photographic and otherwise.

http://printscan.about.com/od/inkjet.../BO_inkjet.htm
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I go with an HP myself since the printhead is in the cartridge. The Canon can have the print head replaced as I know I had one. That did not make me too excited anymore in having a Canon. Epson I don't know too much about. But all three, HP, Canon and Epson have produced nice prints. The prints I have shown to co-workers have been well recieved and they even ask what kind of printer was used. I am pleased with my 7660 and I believe boyzo has one too.
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 7:36 PM   #6
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hi..I just bought a EPSON PHOTO R 200...and it prints very nice !!!!! I think epson printers are 1 of the best out there..I have owned 2 of them...and there is a + to the R200 it will print on printable cd's thats nice...no media card slot..whitch i don't mind and last but not least its only $99.00...and thats a great deal.
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Ok, that's fair and I should of thought to include the parameters. You'll continue, I'm sure, to forgive my blondness. It's hardly a temporary flaw.

$500 area. I don't see the need to excede 8x10.
If you're only printing up to 8 x 10, you don't have to spend $500. If you can find a canon i960, you won't be disappointed. They're going for $150 in Canada, and should be even cheaper down in the states. Excellent prints, 6 ink tanks, and fast. Cheers....thekman.
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Agree with Nick
canon IP4000 good choice, separate color ink tanks.

No need to spend $500

Any of the 6 color printers from HP Canon or Epson in price range 150 - 200 dollars US are fine.

Canon low in running cost's by a small amount compared to the others.

Canon is one of the fastest Photo printers btw it has a broad sweep and has a lot of jets this boosts speed.

Printer's tend to be disposable (they are cheap really for what they do)they get better each year for no cost increase, what is the crunch is injet cartridge prices.

For a lot of printing refilling is a must.
I prefer HP right now (I use the HP7660) now and its easy to refill and superb prints.
Probably around 2-3 minutes for A4 4800 X 2400 photo.
Canon would be more like 1 minute.

Bewildering choice out there...

Good luck

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All good printers..........My vote six cartridge Canon:arrow:
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Old Feb 3, 2005, 8:22 PM   #10
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I turned white at 22. Roots would be the least of myworries Nick....

My excessive budget is because I was thinking about going beyond inkjet.

Still wondering about archival inks.

My experience with printers has been that they are disposable. I buy inexpensive printers for documents which aren't sufficient for photos. It sounds like $200 buys a decent printer. And I should make the investment in Photoshop.

Our local photography shop went out of business last year. This was the old time photographer that did B/W that wasn't C-41. And I've seen nothing good from "drugstore"photo labs.

Again,thank you all for your suggestions. Joe
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