Need recommendation for a new printer

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Not Me, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Not Me

    Not Me Guest

    Been loping along for some time with el cheep-o printers (Epson C82 etc) and
    using a professional print shop for production work.

    Volume is getting to the point where we are looking for a professional grade
    printer or printes as may be best.

    All input, ideas and especially cautions would be appreciated.
     
    Not Me, Mar 6, 2005
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    Caitlin Guest

    This probably goes without saying as you have specified a professional
    printer... But make sure for the sake of your clients that you consider
    print longevity, as well as print quality. I read many comments from
    supposedly professional photographers using printers like the IP4000 (a very
    nice home printer) to supply wedding photographs etc, without any qualms at
    the fact the prints could fade badly within 5-10 years.

    I don't have any recommendations myself for good pigment based printers, but
    I'm sure others here will.
     
    Caitlin, Mar 6, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Actually, 3-6 months is often a ball park figure according to tests
    I've seen.
    Epson. Either the 2100 or if you really mean *professional* the Epson
    4000 or 7500. You also might like to take a look at the HP 130GP.
     
    Hecate, Mar 6, 2005
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    Not Me Guest

    "Hecate"

    | >This probably goes without saying as you have specified a professional
    | >printer... But make sure for the sake of your clients that you consider
    | >print longevity, as well as print quality. I read many comments from
    | >supposedly professional photographers using printers like the IP4000 (a
    very
    | >nice home printer) to supply wedding photographs etc, without any qualms
    at
    | >the fact the prints could fade badly within 5-10 years.
    |
    | Actually, 3-6 months is often a ball park figure according to tests
    | I've seen.
    |
    | >I don't have any recommendations myself for good pigment based printers,
    but
    | >I'm sure others here will.
    | >
    | Epson. Either the 2100 or if you really mean *professional* the Epson
    | 4000 or 7500. You also might like to take a look at the HP 130GP.

    Thanks, I *do* mean professional. In that regard we have two applications.
    One being quality photo work product with a requirement for longevity and
    second quality work product that needs to last a much shorter period say up
    to a year when it will be replaced by newer 'stuff'. As example brochures
    for high end real-estate sales. (on the presumption that the property will
    be sold within the year)
     
    Not Me, Mar 7, 2005
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    topsecret Guest

    i just bought the hp 9650, it looks fantastic, it can make A3 in great resolution
    special for photography, the best advantage for me is that the ink cartriges
    come with the imjectors, i dont like nothing printers that you have to
    clean inyectors, they never are really clean,

    for the price i think is very good, there are another ones more expensive
    and with less resolution, good for design (like the hp series of desigjet)
    good for design but much worser for photography,

    and you can make A3 without borders
     
    topsecret, Mar 7, 2005
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    viz Guest

    Done a bit of research myself of late. Pigment based printers, Epson 1800
    (A3), 2100 (A3), 4000 (A2 I think, or bigger). I have seen some of the work
    that comes out of them and was very impressed. Canon do not have the
    longevity, though some will say the picture has more punch. Apart from a
    brief look at some HPs have not researched them.

    I am still coming to grips with ICC and colourspace with my R800 (I have a
    very good print shop that does bigger work, so no economic reason for me to
    get a bigger printer) so I cannot comment about any of my work yet.

    /viz
     
    viz, Mar 7, 2005
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    Owen Ransen Guest


    I'm happy with pigment based ink printer Epson Photo 2100,
    does up to A3
     
    Owen Ransen, Mar 7, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    For your first requirement the HP or the Epson 4000 or 7500 would be
    best.

    As for the shorter life work, almost any printer at the higher
    consumer end would do. Just avoid anything made by Lexmark ;-)
     
    Hecate, Mar 7, 2005
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