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Best Photo Printer?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RDM3, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. RDM3


    Aug 25, 2005
    Concordville, Pa
    What is the best photo printer available that won't break the budget for printing 4x6 5x7 8x10 11x14 12x18 16x20?

    I'd prefer a printer that has single color ink tanks, I know epson is a big favorite, or at least it seems.
  2. I use an Epson R800 which I like immensely, but you would need a larger format model like the R1800 or R2400.

    Bob F.
  3. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    The Epson R1800 will go up to 13x19". Quality is excellent. I love mice.
  4. RDM3


    Aug 25, 2005
    Concordville, Pa
    The r1800 does look nice, its $550 at best buy, ink tanks $14.99 each. maybe I can catch a demo down there some time
  5. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

  6. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    I'm very happy with the Epson printer line. I own the 2200 and love it.
  7. RDM3


    Aug 25, 2005
    Concordville, Pa
    How much better is a dye sub printer, like the Kodak 1400?
  8. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    John :

    Interesting culinary choice. Reminds me of the old Kliban rhyme...

    "Love to eat them mousies...
    Mousies what I loves to eat!
    Bite they little heads off,
    Nibble on they tiny feet!"

    For a better rendition, go to http://www.eatmousies.com/intro.html and make sure your sound is on.

    Or did you mean something else ? :Shocked: :Mysteriou :Shocked:

    John P.
  9. On the Kodak site they list it as $499, which isn't too bad.

    I used to have access to a high end dye sub printer. It was great, but ran about $10 per print. Not for the sqeamish.

    I use an R1800 at home and have access to an HP130 and Epson 2200 as well. All are great.
  10. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    I have an newish Epson 2200 FS Cheap!

    I have it up for sale in the For Sale forum for 400 shipped, but after following a couple on Ebay and seeing what they sold for, I'll let it go for 325 shipped. It's only had about 20 sheets printed on it since new. PM me for all the details!
  11. heiko


    May 15, 2005
    I have the Epson 2100 (European model of the Epson 2200) and I'm very happy with the output. My only complaint is that the ink is rather expensive around here.

    I would not hesitate to buy it again. Check also the newer Epson R1800 and try to compare with the output of a 2200.

    The 2200 has a limitation in that it can't use glossy paper, only semi-gloss and matte. This hasn't bothered me at all, as I love those papers.

  12. that is a GREAT deal on Steve's 2200. hard to beat that printer. I have that and the 1280 and love them both. I bought my 2200 used for 450.00 and it has been flawless.
  13. tweber


    Feb 12, 2005
    St. Louis
    source for ink

    FYI, www.atlex.com has the ink tanks for $11.49 each. I've used them for paper and ink with excellent results.

  14. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Absolutely. They taste just like chicken :biggrin:
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