Comparison of ink jet photo printers.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Ian Anderson, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Guest

    Greetings.
    My not so venerable Canon i560 has died. RIP.
    Canon in its wisdom (or lack thereof) has chosen not to provide support to
    the Linux community. I primarily use Linux and so my choices for a
    replacement printer seem to be the canon iP4200 or iP5200 and print
    photos from windows, or the Epson R230 with which I can print from my
    prefered Linux environment.

    Has anyone had the opportunity to compare the photo printing output of
    these printers and also assess the cost of ownership?

    Regards
    Ian Anderson
     
    Ian Anderson, Dec 28, 2005
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  2. No, although I'll never touch another Epson after their ink scams of the
    past.

    If you need Linux support, have a look at HP as well. They provide
    Linux/CUPS drivers for all their recent models.

    http://www.linuxprinting.org/suggested.html
     
    Derek Fountain, Dec 28, 2005
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  3. Ian Anderson

    Rich Guest

    HPs are no prize so I guess they go hand in hand?
    -Rich
     
    Rich, Dec 28, 2005
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  4. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Guest

    Thank you.

    I had not been printing photos from Linux, only text docs. I had not been
    aware that the available drivers did not support colour management. I
    guess now the questions still remain, within the price range being
    considered, which manufacturers printer is likely to deliver the most
    faithful results and are the running costs sismilar?

    Regards
    Ian
     
    Ian Anderson, Dec 29, 2005
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  5. Ian Anderson

    Stacey Guest


    I'd ask in a linux group. I've had fairly bad results from my Epson C84
    using linux, anything other than B&W text is unpredictable at best. I'm
    using the specific cups driver for this printer so not sure why it's such a
    problem. As someone else said, right now there is next to no color
    management so I'd just figure you're going to have to print photo's from
    windows.
     
    Stacey, Dec 29, 2005
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