A&P Whats a good photoprinter

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  1. RayC

    RayC Don't 'cha wish your offense was hot like me???

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    Looking for a standalone photo printer to print images from a digital camera. Interested in one that can print a variation of photo sizes.

    Hopefully I can get myself familiarized with the quality brands, then I can do further research. :hs:
     
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    I know its overkill for you, but I had to be a post whore again :o



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  4. mojito

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    seriously though, 8.5 and under, Epson r330

    up to 13x19, epson r2400, r1800, canon i9950
     
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    BLKDVLGSX OT Supporter

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    big fan of the R1800
     
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    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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  7. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    Question for you guys...

    I'm not trying to sound smart or anything but I am truly curious, is Epson really that good? Do you guys ever run into problems with the print heads clogging up or the ink fading after a short amount of time? I'm looking for a quality photo printer myself. So far my HP multifunction has served the purpose for scanning/copying but I would like to print out some of my work to frame. I have friends who are graphic designers and they all use Epson so I guess it must say something...anybody have pictures that they printed? Would like to see them. Any help is appreciated..
     
  8. mojito

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    I had an epson 2200 for 2 years, then this bad boy, and sold el cheepo ones before that. Never had a single clog or ink problem. Supposedly there was a prblem with my 2200 a few months after I sold it to a girl, but it was taken care of with the warranty I had bought for it.

    You want pictures of prints?
     
  9. mojito

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    roll paper ftw

    just cut up a long roll into 4x6's at kinkos. I gotta get a rototrimmer soon



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  10. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    I was thinking of going with an Epson CX7800 or something like that... Could I get the same quality after touching up some of my pics? I know I'm limited to 8.5 width...Guess I'll go browse Epson's site and see if they have any multifunctions that support 11" width.

    After looking at the Epson site, looks like I need to drop about 4 bills for the Photo 1280. I'm not ready to spend that kind of money...I might hold off a bit before investing in such machinery. Thanks for the advice!
     
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    J&R has a sweet deal on the canon selphy photo printers, 4x6 dye sub, ultra portable. Sell for 150-200, but they sell for 50 and under. I have one and picked up some more as gifts. Really fun for trips, as the paper is postcard ready, just write and stamp and go.
     
  12. mojito

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    r220 or r330 will be less money
     
  13. zennoodle

    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    I need a multifunction so I'll probably go with the CX4800 for $129 and send in for rebates. I never realized that Epson was that good...this thread among others have shed light...
     
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    multifunction ftl. get a good photo printer, you can always go down to kinkos
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    would you still recommend the R220/R330 as a beginning printer?
     
  16. mojito

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    best printers for the money

    we have a 200 that we use for regular text, but the wifey use to use it for photos till mine came around
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    Hmm...looks like I might have money for something a tad bigger. crossing fingers. :x:
     
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    HP is shit for prints. Epson RX700 for multifunction if you must have it. Otherwise, R220 or R340
     
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    zennoodle ...hmm must've misplaced my socks

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    I would like to do 11x14 or 11x17 if possible...I don't mind getting a separate scanner or even going to kinko's to scan. I rarely scan but I do make copies from time to time. What about the differences between the 1280 and the R800 other than the b/w resolutions?

    OT: what about scanners? something cheap but good for scanning documents.
     
  20. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Even at Ohio State, our lab has:
    4- Stylus Pro 4000
    1- Stylus Pro 7800
    1- Stylus Pro 10000

    Not sure of the purpose of my post, but they rape us on tuition fees as is, so I doubt they would buy machines that wouldn't hold up to excessive bullshit printing.
     

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