What printer to buy


gregbarker 13 4 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2007 9:30PM
Just brought a new camera (d200) and now looking to upgrade my printer.
Has anyone got any idea's .I just don't know where to start

cheers
greg

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martyn05 13 363 England
21 Feb 2007 9:42PM
I got a Canon Pixma iP6600D and very impressed at the results, up to A4 size. Also prints onto DVD/CD ROM.
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
21 Feb 2007 10:05PM
A Canon, any Canon, the midrange upwards, don't bother with Epson they are a pain.
ThePimp 15 53
21 Feb 2007 11:20PM
I personally use a Canon iP6600D for larger than 6x4's & cannot fault it in all honesty. It is quick, quiet and reasonably economical to run (I will only use original cartridges). Card reader also helps as does the ultra fast cd/dvd printing for customers discs (I do websites and other written material mainly). For 6x4's I use a standard Olympus P10 Sub-Dye printer. Gives good results IMHO.
mark2uk 14 873 8 England
22 Feb 2007 7:30AM
I went through a similar exercise recently, this thread may help.
Mark
stan walker 17 578
22 Feb 2007 8:43AM
You cannot ask members this question. To each his own. Every member will have a leaning to his printer.Like CC said Epson are a pain, why , because he is a Canon user.I have a few Epson models ,my favourite being the 4870 then the RX 620.
dickiedriver 14 212 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 11:29AM
Greg

I use a canon IP3000 and it has never done me wrong the new canon the IP 4300 ?? is the same and produces really nice images up to A4, but as the reply above states each to his own I have known a few Epson users (my grandfarther for one) and he swears by them it is all down to individual choice

Richard
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 11:52AM
I have used 3 Epson Photo Printers and NONE of them lasted. If you dont use them for a couple of weeks you need to change the inks then waist more new ink and paper on cleaning out the heads etc.
I bought a Canon IP2000 I think it was called for 49.99 and it was the best printer I had ever owned. I wacked it day in and day out. I printed onto matt card 280gsm and of course photo paper.
I now own a later model, the Canon IP4300 and it is a BEAUTY.

shane
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 11:56AM
My stylus photo 870 must be @ 5 years old now. A whole pile of photographers I know use epsons no reliability issues. The only ones I know who are unhappy are HP owners. The people with Canons are happy too.
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2007 11:56AM
My stylus photo 870 must be @ 5 years old now. A whole pile of photographers I know use epsons no reliability issues. The only ones I know who are unhappy are HP owners. The people with Canons are happy too.
KatieR 16 6.2k 6
22 Feb 2007 12:01PM
I have a Pixma 6700D - with the right paper it produces lovely prints, in my opinion.

(Please bear in mind that I have never seen the ouput of any other home printer except our old 1998 HP deskjet!)
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Feb 2007 12:09PM
The Epson 1290S is worth considering.
Not the latest and greatest,but very reasonibly priced,excellent results,and compatible with a wide range of paper types,glossy and matt.
stan walker 17 578
22 Feb 2007 3:10PM
SEE WHAT I MEAN
justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
22 Feb 2007 3:13PM

Quote:You cannot ask members this question




???????Erm..I think you'll find that's the general idea of an equipment forum to ask other members what their using and get feedback and recommendations on the various models.
KatieR 16 6.2k 6
22 Feb 2007 3:21PM
Close the forum, I say.

It's full of opinions and is clearly worthless.

In fact, close the site, dammit. No point in pussy-footing around.

SEE WHAT I MEAN?

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