A&P what is the best printer for pictures

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  1. The_Eagle_Has_Landed

    The_Eagle_Has_Landed New Member

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    i got 500 to spent, 300 if i deside to buy 48 50mm, but what is out there that is good, does anyone make one that will print bigger than 8x11 for around 500
     
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    r800 or r1800 or i9900
     
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    The_Eagle_Has_Landed New Member

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    yah but i want to print 8x11 or 13x19
     
  4. NSX

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    Lab > home printer
     
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    not really, atleast not when done right. most labs fuck stuff up
     
  6. Relay

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    I use an r-1800 and have shown prints to a teacher of mine who used to make custom color prints in a lab .... many years ago, and he liked them so much he showed them to the rest of faculty and wants to get a few of the printers for the labs in class.

    If your monitor is calibrated and you have a matching printer profile, your prints will be dead on.
     
  7. Ilyusha

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    $500 for a printer? :greddy:
     
  8. mojito

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    I have a $700, 550, 100, and 150 printer, what's your point?

    Some of us value good looking prints, not walmart crap :gtfo:
     
  9. Ilyusha

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    If I can get good results from a $200 printer, I'll stick with that. Since when does price = quality?
     
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    Quality is defined by different standards to different people. a $200 printer can make great prints im sure, but there are reasons printers cost $500 or $5000. Different inks being one big reason, oversized printing.....

    Show a print of a child made on a $100 printer to the mother of that child and it will look wonderful.....show that print to someone who has seen a print out of a higher end printer and you might get different views.
     
  11. mojito

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    no 200 printer can do 13x19's or use archival inks, or do specialty printing, plus will have less resolution etc. Theres a reason why the Epson 2200 is the industry leading printer

    If I had the room, I'd sell all mine and trade in for a 7600 than I could get for $2k
     
  12. Ilyusha

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    :eek3:

    Damn dude, that's serious shit. What printer is good for 4x6's and can do 8x10's at a decent DPI?
     
  13. NSX

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    Only if you go to walmart or walgreen's....

    If you go to a camera store, they'll do it right or you can ask them to re-do it to your preferences.
     
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    But you'll run into color management issues, and lack of paper types. I have 6 different boxes of 13x19 resting against my desk, no lab has that many choices without charging you set up fees etc, plus the cost per print is less on the larger size pictures
     
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    Having complete control > hoping it turns out ok
     

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