A&P Printer recommendation?

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    What do you guys use for printing some documents and also excellent photos?

    I have a Canon i850 and think it's great, but we need another printer and need for it to be quite accurate in its reproduction.

    Also, I'm not sure I like the Canon Easy PhotoPrint software, which is actually too easy and doesn't give me many options; printing straight out of PhotoShop doesn't give me good results either; suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    what size, budget?

    obligatory whoring of my 4800 to follow at some point :o
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I dunno... best I can do for $150ish. :hs: :x:
     
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    $150ish? :rofl:


    Good luck.




    I use a canon i9900, will go towards a larger epson in a year or so...more options available, prefer their paper & pigments as well. Ad another zero to your budget and you are in business.
     
  5. JaimeZX

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    It's not for prints to sell or anything; it'd be maybe a few per week... so I guess I should rephrase the question...

    ...recommendations in teh $100-$200 range? :o
     
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    i9900 is great but no archival FTL

    i'd get the big 11" wide epson, can't remember the model now but i've seen amazing archival prints from it
     
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    :werd:

    I'm not really satisfied with the black and white at all. I get to use nice printers elsewhere...
     
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    in for more whoring of the huge bitch.

    just dont post that damn spreadsheet :o
     
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    Anyone else?
     
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    I had to buy a damn seperate stand for it too :o
     
  12. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    And all of this answers my question how.....?
     
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    don't buy a crappy printer, keep the crappy printer you have now, save more money, buy better printer in the future.
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    I came into this thread expecting it :o
     
  15. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    No can do, mang. Here's why:

    1) My "crappy" printer isn't that crappy, IMHO. I've printed a number of 8½"x11" shots from my 707 that with a little cleaning up in PS looked (in my admittadly limited opinion) almost as good as a 35mm would. It really does a great job, but I know there are newer ones out there.

    2) My wife is now away at school again. Her current old-ass inkjet is now not printing properly and she wants a new printer.

    3) I let her take the 20D with her to school and she's taking a digital photography / PS class. Her instructor said he didn't want the students going to "commercial" printers to get prints made. I don't really have any more details on this, it may be because he wants his students to do their own color adjustments and not have the "someone else's printer" crap-shoot thing going on.

    4) Due to a variety of factors including paying tuition and books (& etc) my net worth is several thousand dollars less than it was a month ago.

    Those four things add up to me needing to buy a printer for my wife, which is capable of putting out photos hopefully at least as good as my i850 without spending a buttload of cash. It also makes me wish I'd bought some nice lenses for the 20D vs. pumping $2k into a car that still doesn't run. :sad2:

    Anyway, your recommendations are eagerly anticipated.

    Warm regards,

    Dave. Er... Jim
     

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