: best photo printer your opinion please

D. Keeping
May 31st, 2004, 02:48 PM
I am looking for a photo printer just for photo I have a laser printer as a main printer. I have been looking at the Epson R200 with 6 ink tanks. cost of ink is important.
I am looking for opinions please


Neil Yates
Jun 1st, 2004, 04:10 AM
If the cost of ink is your most vital variable in purchasing a photo printer, then go with a 777 or C80/82/84, since these printers have 3rd-party ink available on eBay for as low as $5US + shipping for color sets.

However, if you're looking for low picolitre count, CD/DVD printing options, DirectPrint/PictBridge/Exif2.2 support, multi-tank support, and full-bleed with very fast print times, i'd go with a R200, R300, or R800 - the latter supporting a FireWire connection and the lowest picolitre specs on the market.

A lot of people don't realize this, but the lower the picolitre droplet size, the less ink you use per impression. The very fact that you switch from a printer with a 4 to 2 picolitre count will effectively DOUBLE your impressions per tank-set.

Hope this helps...

Jun 1st, 2004, 09:57 AM
I have the epson photo 820 and now the R200....the R200 is VERY nice. Not a pig on inks and very nice prints....cool for cd/dvd too!

Jun 1st, 2004, 11:17 AM
I have the RX500 Multi. Six cartridges and good prints. I thought the price ($350) was reasonable and it scans negatives and slides too ... bonus smile.gif

D. Keeping
Jun 1st, 2004, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the Input
As most of my colour printing will be 6X4 I bought a Epson Picture Mate this morning and have been printing and playing with it ever since. I am very impressed with the quality of the prints. I have been printing mostly Negatives that I have scanned with Dimage Scan Daul III at PhotoCD1024X1536 Res. 4.5 Meg file size I have cropped and removed some of the scratches with PhotoShop Elements before printing. It is very Hard to tell the different between the photo and the Epson print.
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