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jsigone
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Nov 14, 2010 09:22 |  #1

Just wondering what some are using on here. I picked up a cheap Canon PIXMA Mp250 the other day and pretty happy with its ability to print 5x7 my astrophotos. Haven't tried an 8x10 yet.


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Nov 14, 2010 13:59 |  #2

Haven't printed an astro photo yet. The macro ones I've done, I took to a local quick print place.


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Nov 14, 2010 17:47 |  #3

Canon 9000 pro.
Works good.


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Nov 16, 2010 20:58 as a reply to  @ VIGER's post |  #4

An Epson R1900 here...but I haven't printed many astroshots. I wouldn't doubt that many folks will use a outside printshop due to the heavy dark coverage.

Remember though - A truly good print is much more than just the printer.
System Colour Calibration is important.
The state of the monitor used, the printer and it's inks need to be evaluated somehow. Otherwise the system has no way of knowing if the shades of green of the trees or the colour of the stars you are seeing in that pic on the screen & what comes out of the printer are going to be the same.

I use Datacolor products. In fact, the Spyder3 unit is sitting beside my screen right now.


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Nov 16, 2010 21:03 |  #5

Canon 9000 pro


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Nov 16, 2010 21:28 |  #6

MP800, and now a 9000pro as soon as I can set it up.




  
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Nov 16, 2010 22:41 |  #7

I'm looking for a printer that can be connected to an external ink tank... I hate having to spend so much on ink :P


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Nov 16, 2010 22:55 as a reply to  @ ejicon's post |  #8

Canon i9900 photo printer (8 inks) -- prints up to 13 X 19 inch prints. This model is no longer in production. I exclusively use Ilford Galerie paper and their profiles that match their paper to printer and inks. The printed results match my calibrated display (Samsung XL20). I can also verify the printer profile or create a new one using my scanner (Epson V750) and an IT8 target.


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Nov 17, 2010 04:46 |  #9

ejicon wrote in post #11298272 (external link)
I'm looking for a printer that can be connected to an external ink tank... I hate having to spend so much on ink :P

There's a few different tank setups out there for most of the better photo printers.
While the addition of the hoses look isn't exactly what I'd call "original factory installed" elegant, here's the CISS in my sig ;) http://www.inkcontinuo​us.com/continuous-ink-r1900.html (external link)


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Nov 18, 2010 02:07 |  #10

MyLookingGlassEye wrote in post #11299351 (external link)
There's a few different tank setups out there for most of the better photo printers.
While the addition of the hoses look isn't exactly what I'd call "original factory installed" elegant, here's the CISS in my sig ;) http://www.inkcontinuo​us.com/continuous-ink-r1900.html (external link)


Nice. That's fantastic and exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for sharing.


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Nov 18, 2010 10:48 |  #11

now that is cool!!!


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Nov 18, 2010 10:57 as a reply to  @ jsigone's post |  #12

I have a i9900 and I got tired of the same cartridges. I bought a Epson 3800 just before the 3880 came out. I don't always print large but having 80ml tanks is nice. I'm guessing having 220ml tanks is even better but that was more than I wanted to spend.

I have been asked many times where did I have my prints done and the person was surprised that I printed it myself. I would give the Epson 38XX a thumbs up.

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Nov 29, 2011 15:02 |  #13

I use an epson workforce 520 for small stuff and an epson stylus Pro7600 for the bigger prints

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Nov 29, 2011 16:27 as a reply to  @ gordonb's post |  #14

Bought a refurb 3880 from Epson six months ago and am loving it, beautiful colors, and for the first time B&W prints also looking great. I am switching over to Cone Inks to save money! Look at the Epson site for refurbished printers, save money, and same warranty. Whatever, I would definitely get a printer with pigment inks. Have some older prints that have faded badly. Also check out Red River Paper site, they have some figures on the "true cost" of printing for some of the more popular printers. Love printing at home, to me photography is aout the print.


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Nov 29, 2011 20:01 |  #15

I picked up a canon 9500 mk ii on eBay a few weeks ago. I love it!


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