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Help Choosing a Photo Printer (2 Choices)

 
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Apr 03, 2013 00:39 |  #1

Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Color Professional Inkjet Photo Printer (4800 x 2400 dpi)

$375
http://www.amazon.com …507846#productD​escription (external link)

or

Epson Artisan 1430 Wireless Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer ( 5760 x 1440 dpi resolution)

$349
http://www.amazon.com …1389517282&pf_r​d_i=507846 (external link)

Epson has a higher DPI

Canon has more colors though

They both print large format 13x19 prints


Hopefully in the next few months I'll be printing sports photos and posters with one of these.


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Apr 03, 2013 01:31 |  #2

How much printing will you be doing? For example, if you are doing a lot of printing it can be cheaper in the long run to buy an Epson 3880. Larger ink tanks = lower cost ink per mL. For example, as a hobbiest I went through $200 worth of ink in the first 2 days using my R3000, and another $250 worth in the three weeks that followed. I would have spent 30% less if I bought the R3880 instead. For me I know the amount I print will decrease with time (had lots of fun with my new printer :) ), so I couldn't justify the extra cost for a 3880. However an event photographer that prints a lot would quickly pay off the top line printers by reduced ink cost.


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Apr 03, 2013 01:42 |  #3

From what i have seen on here there is a very large crowd for Epson and the other large crowd for Canon. You better do all your Homework on this subject of printing at home. Just a taste of the Good,Bad,Ugly https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1284796 Hope this helps :)


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Apr 03, 2013 19:27 |  #4

Bob_A wrote in post #15785687 (external link)
How much printing will you be doing? For example, if you are doing a lot of printing it can be cheaper in the long run to buy an Epson 3880. Larger ink tanks = lower cost ink per mL. For example, as a hobbiest I went through $200 worth of ink in the first 2 days using my R3000, and another $250 worth in the three weeks that followed. I would have spent 30% less if I bought the R3880 instead. For me I know the amount I print will decrease with time (had lots of fun with my new printer :) ), so I couldn't justify the extra cost for a 3880. However an event photographer that prints a lot would quickly pay off the top line printers by reduced ink cost.

IDK right now probably not much. Its just a thought. I cant afford a $1200 right now. I guess I'll stick with ordering prints online until the time being


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Apr 03, 2013 20:03 as a reply to  @ Photo_Sean's post |  #5

I think your first decision should be dye vs. pigment. Dye-based inks can give very vibrant colors and are IMHO more resistant to clogging, but pigment inks last far longer before fading. If you want something hanging on the wall for 30 or 40 years, you don't want dye. Both of these, I believe, are dye-based, although I think the Epson has a pigment black.

I have the predecessor to the Pro-100, the Pixma Pro 9000II, and it produces stunning prints. I suspect the Pro-100 is better, at least for B&W, because it has two grays as well as black. I have never used the Epson.


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Apr 03, 2013 21:17 |  #6

I have the Epson Artisan 1430 you mentioned. It is basically an upgraded Epson Stylus 1400, although I'm not really sure what was added (besides wireless). They use the same ink. A full ink change costs about US$112 (best prices online).

I like it a lot, but it is not in the same class as the ones mentioned above (like R3880). It's perfect for me, though. I've used it with all sizes 4x6" to 13x19" paper, and never had a problem (other than Linux driver issues, but that's another story). I've had it for just 1 year, though.




  
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Apr 03, 2013 22:36 |  #7

I don't have the 1430, but I'm a big fan of the Epson Artisan printers. If you get an Epson, I would recommend THIS (external link) CIS, very good quality.


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Apr 08, 2013 13:01 |  #8

Canon Pixma Pro-10 might be a good option for you. It's a pigment Printer. I believe it's around $699.00 with a $200 mail in rebate right now.


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Apr 10, 2013 02:36 |  #9

Canon Pro-100 for $115 (external link) through Adorama after MIR.


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