recommendations for photo printer

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Chris H, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Hi,

    I usually just have my photos in digital format, on a web site, some
    appear in magazines (not photography ones ) however I want to print
    some. Up to A4 size.

    Any recommendations for a reasonable but not expensive photo printer ?
    This will be for use with a MAC
     
    Chris H, Aug 24, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Ack, why do they use that?
    What is A4 again?
    Letter?

    Sorry but does anyone really know what those mean?
     
    Paul Furman, Aug 24, 2008
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  3. Chris H

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    jimkramer, Aug 24, 2008
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  4. 95% of the world uses the metric system, including the A series of
    paper. In addition to displaying your lack of knowledge, you also
    display a callous disregard for the feelings of others. Ugly American,
    indeed.

    Morton
    (I'm American myself.)
     
    Morton Linder, Aug 24, 2008
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  5. Chris H

    Paul Furman Guest

    Yeah, I know but 'letter' would be a lot easier to understand. I know
    it's an asinine comment I made but so be it.

    Oh, and 'A' is not a metric unit :)

    It is a fine system when you need to be very specific but complete
    nonsense in normal conversation.

    try "A4 (letter)"

    Every time someone uses that, I've got to google it, then they don't
    give US units on the wiki page. I know metric is international standard
    but how hard it it to just say 'letter'?

    Next time I have a question about group dynamic autofocus on my Nikon,
    I'll post a thread titled simply: "CSM-A4 doesn't work as expected"
    pbtbtbtbt!


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    Paul Furman, Aug 24, 2008
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  6. That would work better if A4 and Letter were the same size.
    This Wiki page certainly does. Scroll down to that table.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size

    Then bookmark the page.
    Probably best not to say "letter" if ones means "A4". :)
     
    Blinky the Shark, Aug 25, 2008
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  7. Chris H

    Paul Furman Guest

    People actually know what A4 means?
    Common people?

    I do

    :)


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    Paul Furman, Aug 25, 2008
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  8. Chris H

    Paul Furman Guest

    Close enough.
    'Letter' is a general description, not a dimension. Do people actually
    not use that term (in their language of course)?

    I'm pretty sure it didn't matter to the OP.

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    Paul Furman, Aug 25, 2008
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  9. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    I don't think the printer cares much if you are MAC or PC, and Epson seems
    to be a popular one.
     
    Joel, Aug 25, 2008
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  10. Chris H

    Joel Guest

    A4 = 8-1/2" x11" (I am pretty sure) which is the SIZE of the paper.

    Up to A4 = smaller up to 8-1/2 x 11"
     
    Joel, Aug 25, 2008
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    Mark Thomas Guest

    No - A4 is 8.27" x 11.69" (210mm x 297mm). It is slightly narrower and
    a bit longer than US Letter, which is 8.5" x 11" (216mm x 279mm).

    Rather than be 'pretty sure', Joel - why not look it up before posting?
     
    Mark Thomas, Aug 25, 2008
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  12. Besides a lesser difference in width, almost a 3/4" difference in length.
    If I'm printing an image, I don't want to misinform the printer of the
    dimensions of my paper by that much.
    Why, because there's a reference that presents many (I know better than to
    say "all" on Usenet <g>) of the sizes from various sizing schemes in one
    place?
     
    Blinky the Shark, Aug 25, 2008
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  13. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    And ISO paper size used the world over. In fact I think there is only
    one country in the world that does not use it as standard.
    What's that? Some local paper size?
    That would be the whole world except some Americans,
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  14. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Or in Academia where they work internationally
    or in Engineering that works internationally
    Interesting. So why hasn't it taken off more in the US?
    We are as you say half way there. My children int their 20's have no
    knowledge of feet, inches, yards but do use miles not Km. They also use
    kilograms etc

    Those in their 50's know both systems. However halve the country is over
    50 so it is still going to take some time to be fully metric
    Though most of the UK no longer uses imperial
    The only country not to use the International sizes....

    However has any one got any suggestions on printers?
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  15. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Actually not. Most letter pads inthe UK are about A5 size or about lalf
    the US letter size.
    Why us an obscure local foreign term in an international NG rather than
    the internationally know name. Very few will know what the US letter
    size is. Most of the world knows what A4 is.

    Back to the question on printers?
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  16. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Good Idea. All the US has to do is change letter to be the same size as
    A4 as used by the other 147 countries in the world.
    Quite.

    That said most A4 printers will also handle the obscure US letter size.
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  17. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Actually the whole world ( except the US) uses the ISO sizes. No one
    else in the world is going to know what you mean by "legal" size paper
    and quite probably as other countries also had at one time legal and
    letter sizes it could mean something completely different
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  18. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    Yes. Most of the world.

    A4 is the standard size used by 147 out of the 148 countries in the
    world.

    The US is the only place where it is not common. Though parts of the US
    use it too.

    Now can some one answer my question on printers?
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  19. Chris H

    Chris H Guest


    Thanks. Some one recommended the Epson 285 (6 inks 5 colour 1 black) and
    some one else the Canon 4500 (5 inks 3 colour and 2 black)

    there are so many printers out there in the 50-100 GBP ( 100-200 USD)
    range it is confusing.
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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  20. Chris H

    Chris H Guest

    No all printers have drivers for MACs.
     
    Chris H, Aug 25, 2008
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