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A3 Photo Printers

 
byso
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Apr 23, 2007 20:19 |  #1

I'm looking at getting a High quality A3 photo printer.

What printers are you happy with.

I'm considering the

Canon PIXMA PRO 9000 8 colours $1000- AUD
HP Photosmart PRO B9180 8 colours $1500- AUD
HP Photosmart 8750 9 colours $740- AUD

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance


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Apr 24, 2007 09:04 |  #2
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Get the Canon. I have the predecessor to the one you listed, the i9900, and I am very pleased with it. Be sure whatever printer you get, print a draft quality color chart at least every other day on plain copy paper to keep the print head wet and all the colors flowing and ready. No matter how much you spend on a printer, if the print head gets dried ink on it, etc..., you will spend more time getting it fixed than enjoying your prints.




  
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Apr 24, 2007 23:20 |  #3

Does it work well with Kodak paper?

From what I understand the Canons are difficult to get good prints from certain software and paper brands.


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chengvc
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Apr 25, 2007 05:16 |  #4

Hi Byso,
I've got three printer
1) Canon S9000 (A3+)
2) Canon ip 5200 (A4)
3) HP 8750 (A3+)
And I love to use Kodak Premimum Gloss Photo Paper......
What I found out was HP 8750 the colour and the compapliably was the best......
The canon ones was giving me a bit of....... Dark area aren dark and the black give me some greenish print.
The Pro on the canon was.... the print was water proot and finger print proof... The 8750 printer give non-wateproof surface..... and all you need was spray a protactive layer on top then all you go!
PS. I am not telling you to buy HP or Canon..... These were just waht I get from my printer...




  
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Apr 30, 2007 16:34 |  #5

Does anyone like the Epson 1800 printer?


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May 01, 2007 09:31 |  #6

Epson R2400



  
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physed
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May 01, 2007 11:48 |  #7

I use 2 Epson 1800 at my bike events and love them. I use to use the i9900,loved the speed but the prints from the 1800 or nicer.




  
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May 01, 2007 11:50 |  #8
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i'd wait for the Canon 9500

The Epson 1800 and 2400 are both great choices as well


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May 01, 2007 19:39 |  #9

Thanks for your input, I ended up getting the Canon 9000pro

I couldn't get over the fixed head idea of epson.


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crackennz
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May 02, 2007 05:23 |  #10

well i'm in the market myself, so tell me byso, have you printed anything out yet and are you overwhelmingly happy with the pro 9000?




  
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May 05, 2007 08:20 |  #11

I'm very happy, It's very quick. The quality can't be faulted. Just printed an A3 it took 3 minutes to print and the quality is awesome.

This printer has exceeded my expectations.

Canon A3+ is tough to get in Australia though :(


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