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    Colour printer

    Can someone recommend me a good colour printer? I want cheapish (say ~ 100) and it's got to be a "photo quality" type thing - I need to print out a load of digital photos from my photography portfolio...

    Who recommends what?

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    In addition,

    Im looking for a good printer. I want something that doesn't print like ****, and prints relatively fast... (I print -alot- of black and white stuff)

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    I have a canon i9100 which in my opinion is a spectacular large format photo printer. It prints 13" X 19" BORDERLESS prints which is great when you don't want to cut down prints. It takes 6 seperate ink cartridges so you only refill the color you need at around $10 a cartridge.

    Have been using it for a year or so now and haven't had any trouble. I've been able to also run thick bristol board through it no problem as well.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/html/conCpr...&section=10214

    Personally I think its worth the extra money.

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    Thoughts on this lil beauty? (Epson R200 if there's a session in there)

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    I'd say go for a color lazer a3 printer. Expensive maybe, but worth-while.
    For photos there's cheap-as-hell printers around, but surely you might have a big doc. to print out sooner or later.

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    I have been looking at an HP Photosmart 8150. Does 4X6 photos and full 8 X 11 sheets of paper. It is only $175.00 here on the street. Maybe they have one with A4 format in your area. Has great printouts and you can plug the memory card from your camera directly into the printer to eliminate the computer middleman for portraits.
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    I think the Canon Pixma IP6000 looks pretty good. I tried it out at several stores and the prints looked great, better than Epson or HP.

    Large built-in 2.5" LCD for easy viewing, editing and printing
    Direct photo printing from select memory cards/PictBridge compatible digital cameras & DV camcorders
    Wireless photo printing from compatible infrared mobile phones
    Dual paper path with built-in 2 sided printing
    6 individual ink tanks help reduce waste and can save you money
    Maximum 4800 x 1200 color dpi with microscopic droplets as small as 2 picoliters
    http://consumer.usa.canon.com/ir/con...&modelid=10441

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    Hi,

    Go with a Canon. They are very economical.
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    I like the idea of the Epson (and a couple of the Canon's) that have 6 colour sockets - means that you only replace the one that has run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by weirdbeardmt
    I like the idea of the Epson (and a couple of the Canon's) that have 6 colour sockets - means that you only replace the one that has run out.

    From tests I've read most of the Canons have econmy and good quality.
    In the long run, the cost per page is what'll get you.
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    What average cost-per-page (ink+paper) can you expect? I can get 4x6 prints from Walmart for $0.24 and Walgreens for $0.29. Can't remember what the other sizes cost (neither web site oh-so-unhelpfully doesn't list them).


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