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Printer advice

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by bobbles, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. bobbles

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    Just got an A70 any advice / recommendations on a printer would be gratefully received.

    Ideally i would like a decent printer (nothing flash cheap as possible) which is cheap to run. I currently have a Epson C60 which uses up ink very quickly.

    Also where are the best places to get the photo quality paper
     
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  3. GrahamC

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    Canon i850 is worth a look at about £150.
     
  4. woody67

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    There are many reviews on the web of printers.

    Have a look at recent ones at www.computershopper.co.uk and www.photo-i.co.uk

    Do you want a photo printer (six ink) or just good colour? A4, A4+ or large format?

    Both Canon and Epson have good reports on their 9 series models, and best results are on their own branded paper.

    One thing to consider is that Canon uses dye inks which may fade relatively quickly (months in some cases), and Epson uses pigment inks which last considerably longer (years) with the right paper.

    I have also read posts on other forums of a "major announcement" to be made in the middle of August by a leading printer manufacturer. Rumours are of a new model, new technology or improved printing method. So it may be worth waiting a while.

    woody

    [edit: inks are now associated with the correct manufacturer. Doh!]
     
  5. GrahamC

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    Is the description of the inks used the other way round.:confused:

    H.P. is about to announce a major event I understand.
     
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    No ..... the description is correct but the manufacturers are the wrong way round:blush:

    Yes, Epson = pigment and Canon = dye

    Dye fades quicker

    woody
     
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    great link hugo cheers

    I will defo go the boots root as my normal printer is ok for the amount I use it at home (usually print stuff out at work)

    I didn't even realise photo developers developed from the flash cards

    top stuff
     

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