best all round photo printer that will do nice B&W's?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Glen S, Nov 23, 2004.

  1. Glen S

    Glen S Guest

    I was almost sold on one of the HP models that Costco carried with the
    optional cartridge for printing B&W photos, but they no longer have them
    but they do have some of the newer epson's seem like pretty nice units
    and also have the "nice to have" option of printing directly on to
    printable storage media (cd's & dvd's)

    Anyone do a lot of B&W printing for digital photo's? Are these HP's with
    the optional cartridge for B&W worth getting for serious B&W printing?

    Glen S, Nov 23, 2004
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    bob Guest

    I've never done any testing, but it seems like this is one area where
    systems like the Fuji Frontier would really shine. Having 255 greys would
    almost have to do a better job than however many you get on the HP.

    Or is that just a black cartridge? If that's the case it's like printing on
    a laser printer.

    bob, Nov 24, 2004
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    C J Campbell Guest

    The Epson Stylus Photo R800 is an eight cartridge printer that includes a
    gloss cartridge. The gloss prevents the 'bronzing' of black and white photos
    that is common in inkjet printers. It does the best black and white photos
    of any printer that I have seen.
    C J Campbell, Nov 24, 2004
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