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  1. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Just wondering what kind of printers you all use if you decide to make prints. I think some of the top brands are Epson, Canon, and HP, but was just looking for what models most people are using.
     
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    get a craigslist pro9000, $200 or so.
    i saw quite a few there. i love mine so colorfull! and the detail is amazing.
    get the ilford paper though.

    HP models do not compare
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    epson > *

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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    One of my jobs is at a computer/electronics recycling company, and we get printers all the time, so I can probably pick one up for free.

    We got this in today and I'm sure it will go for quite a bit: http://cgi.ebay.com/Epson-Stylus-Pro-10000-44-Large-Format-Printer_W0QQitemZ390010649756QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item390010649756&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    We sold another one which was about 3 times the length which sold for $1000 and was being shipped to the Ukraine
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    You know, it looks almost exactly like one of the ones in those lab pictures haha
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Oh, and we recycle all of RIT's stuff, so I'm sure there are good printers that come in all the time
     
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    The 10000 had a lot of metamarism issues, and is only really worth using if you're going to print on matte paper, and specifically black and white.

    If you're printing color on Epson, you need either a x800 series, or an x880 series.

    The large one in the pic is a 9800, with a 7800 next to it, and the smaller ones are 4880's.

    We also have a lab of 3880's, which ROCK, because they can print on matte and coated papers at the same time, and we've just added this monster to the mix:

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    thats 64" wide. :wackit:
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    That's the same one we just sold. It's awesome.

    Are the x800 and x880's more home/office size? These ones are a bit large. I'm looking for something to do smaller prints than that.
     
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    The first number dictates the size, the last 3 are the version.

    there was a 9000, 9800 and 9880. I wouldn't buy the 9000. But I have prints from a 9800 and LOVE them.

    The bad thing about epson is that they're $$$.

    But if you can afford it, the 3880 is badass.

    matte and glossy papers (the inks are different, so be careful, a lot of printers can't do both...), fast, and reliable.

    The only advantage to the larger ones is that they can print on roll paper, which is cheaper. But if you're not gonna use roll, the 3880 is tits.

    I don't know any other manufacturers printers, though, so I can't compare to Canon and HP... I hear Canon's new stuff is gaining traction though...
     
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    R.Bowsk intergalactic space traveler

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    I have a Epson Stylus Photo R1900... works great for what I'm using it for.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    I just found out my school has like 7 of these :coold:
     
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    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    how much did you pay? Epson has them for 399 after rebates.
     
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    R.Bowsk intergalactic space traveler

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    I paid close to $600 for mines. That is a deal! Jump on it man.
     
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    Thats awesome!!! :bowdown:
     
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    Lambda printers >>>>>>>> all of those
     

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