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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by bob1, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. bob1

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    I know this as been done before but things move on and prices drop i'm after a printer around the £100 mark.At the mo i have a canon bjc-3000 and its crap i even bought the photo print head for it and thats crap.My main concern is the price of ink so i would prefer the printer to use compatable carts.Any ideas i'm lost as what to get.

    Thankyou:)
     
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    Just set up and tested the Epson Stylus Photo 830U bought this morning - 'fantastic'
     
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    I did look at that printer whats it like with photos ,the 915 looks a good buy and found the colour carts cheap on line.
     
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    printed a 10 x 8 on premium glossy photo paper, I can't tell it from a light/chemical photograph
     
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    I'm trying to find out what size the 915 is ,can anyone tell me or point me in the right direction.The printer can't be much wider than my canon else it won't fit.
     
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    Thanks, oh-no epsons seem far too big:mad:
     
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    Max width i can go is 440mm
     
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    Oh poo
     
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    Thanks keanyboy that looks like the one to go for. Someone at work as just bought a canon same tanks a bit higher up the range but works great.
     
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    Next question best place to buy.
     
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    The link i gave in my post above, is the cheapest price on price runner. That'll do you mate;)
     
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    I sent off for a sample photo from canon using the i560 printer,you can upload a photo to the canon website and they print it on the printer of your choice.Looks like i will be getting the canon i560 ,all i need now is some money:rolleyes:
     
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    Gone and done it ,blew the buget(thanks mr visa) got a canon i865 coming next week .I hope i made the right choice:rolleyes:
     
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    :boring: still wating and they have the money:mad:
     
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    Still waiting ,its safe to say that i will never buy from pc world again.:mad:
     
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    bob1...I'm thinking of getting the same printer to use with my digital camera...can you let me know how good it is when you get it (i hope you don't have to wait too much longer!)
     
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    I will be getting it tuesday ,i will keep you posted.If you go to the canon website you can upload a picture and they will print it on the printer of your choice, i did.
     
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    I'm of the firm opinion these days that its cheaper to use online printing such as www.bonusprint.com .

    I've a decent £200 photo printer, but just couldn't bring myself to pay the extortionate £50 for new ink.

    From my rough calcs I reckon by the time you add cost of printer, refill ink plus decent paper its as cheap to go the online route. Also with a 48hr turnaround it should be fast enough for most.

    Just an opinion.....everyone to their own ;)
     
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    Got the printer:clap: Well it was worth the wait, print quality is great its quiet and quite fast.Not finished playing yet ,back soon.
     
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    Which magazine gave this printer a quality review THIS MONTH and it's more expensive counterpart the 965 got a good review too

    The 560 is best on price but the 965 has more features.

    Like the idea of seperate tanks for the colours

    Currently have Epson 790 Photo - Good photo pictures

    But not happy, small plastic cogs have fallen out of it, occasional cranking noises and the printhead has to be constantly cleaned if you have not used it for a while

    Also thinking of getting this from Pixmania £93 bargain


    Any comments on the 560 appreciated
     
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    I nearly got the 560, can't really coment on it but canon have come a long way with their printers,the canon 3000 i had was total crap compared to the new printer.
     
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    From tomsharware about

    i560
    This is Canon's new star. It's the fastest mass market inkjet printer hitherto produced. It holds the speed records for printing in draft mode, in black and white, and printing photos, and it only lost the color speed printing record by a whisker. The print quality is also excellent. The ink drops are 2 Pico liters in size in high resolution, and are invisible in photographs. This is one of the best, if not THE best printer of the year. Its major rivals are the 5652 deskjet, a brotherly fight to the death, the new i865.

    i865
    The i865 replaces the i850. The design has been revised, the engine speeded up noticeably (23 ppm in black, 16 ppm in color), a USB socket for PictBridge direct printing has appeared on the front and the BCI3e color cartridges have been replaced by the BCI6 version. It has also a fifth separate cartridge, a new paper analysis sensor (at last!), a new dedicated 10 x 15 cm paper loader, and the possibility of printing on blank CDs. So, although it's no better than the i560 and i850, it's more practical.

    i950
    This printer is excessively pricey in Europe, though affordable in the United States. The i950 is surprisingly inexpensive on a per page basis and produces excellent print in office applications, much better than the earlier model, the S900. The colors and graphics are bright, the flat areas of color are smooth and all the characters are perfectly legible. The photographs are definitely superb, it's hard to distinguish the prints from those made by film cameras. Professionals in the field of image reproduction will prefer it to the i560 and i850 due to its improved color shading. Those of the i950 are progressive, while the i560 and i850 may sometimes reproduce shades as uniform color. NB: it is likely to gradually disappear from the shelves, to be replaced by the new i965.

    Wasabi
     
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    The i965 is a superb printer. Having owned several photo printers this is by far the best. Printing photos from a Canon 10D are absolutely superb, far better than any photgraphic prints from a photo shop. The colour rendition in particualr is much better.

    Its best to use it using Windows ICM in the printer driver, and to make sure the monitor gamma level is correctly set. The match between what you see on the screen and what you get on the print are the closest I have ever achieved.
     

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