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Old Oct 5, 2006, 3:29 PM   #1
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I've printed a few B&W photos from my HP PSC1350 (1 black cartridge) but let the printer driver think the photo was in color so I got a great blue-black tone. Examining the print closely, however, reveals the lack of quality this printer brings to the table. (Shouldn't complain much; it was cheap and actually doesn't do a half-bad job on color photos.)

So for those of you who print B&W: What printer do you use or do you use a service (uploading the file?)? Frankly, considering the cost of inks, I don't mind using a service.

Comments and opinions most welcome.

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Old Oct 5, 2006, 5:54 PM   #2
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I use what is now a fairly old Epson Photo EX set up with Lyson Quad inks. This ink set uses a total of 4 black inks and produces really good results, they please me anyway. More recent printers can be set up with a greater number of channels. The draw back is that you really need two printers (one for b and w and one for colour).
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Epson printers with multiple black inks do a great job on B&W photos and some of the newer ones such as the R1800 ($465) and R2400 ($700) do a fantastic job on both B&W and Color.

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I use an HP Photosmart7760 that I picked up as a refurb on ebay for $55 delivered. It can use the #59 Grayscalecartridge (3 inks...photo black, med. gray and light gray)to produce really great b&w's on the HP papers.



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I have the same HP 7760 printer and it does a nice job on B&W, but not as nice as my R1800 Epson does although there is a considerable price difference.

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My R1800 is a fantastic printer. It has a zillion different cartridges, but the advantage is that all the black cartridges are mounted at the same time, so you don't have to change black carts for different papers.
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