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Sep 07, 2009 20:31 |  #1

So, I've decided that I'd like to get a printer and start making my own prints.

I poked around for a bit but I couldn't really find a thread that was like: "If you're new to printing, this is what to buy."

I'm totally lost here. What I'd like to end up with is the ability to create prints, possible 13" wide and however long (I was at a photo store the other day and the employee was explaining to me that with a 13" printer I could print up to 13" wide or 13" tall and up to 44" long. That would be awesome! For big panos and stuff). That would make me pretty happy. Obviously I'd like good quality and I'd like to be able to print for clients that order off of my website.

What would some options be? If someone could point me in the right direction or make some recommendations that would be fabulous. My budget for the printer is around $600 - is that even do-able? Thanks!


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Sep 08, 2009 00:48 |  #2

Haha, $600. Maybe it's possible. Check out the epson pro range, 2800/3800 etc.


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Sep 08, 2009 08:58 |  #3

I'm looking at something like the stylus r1900 for $400...reviews look good enough


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Sep 08, 2009 10:39 as a reply to  @ mikekelley's post |  #4

I just got a Epson 3800 and all I can say is WOW. I'm still working on getting color management down but it's hard to believe it can get much better.

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Sep 08, 2009 12:06 as a reply to  @ H2OSkier's post |  #5

Another printer to consider is the HP B8850.


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Sep 08, 2009 12:29 |  #6

Epson R2400. It is out of production but is a great printer.


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Sep 08, 2009 17:21 |  #7

For yourself at home or professional?


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