Need photo printer advise

2 years 2 months ago #681721 by David Dettman
Hello, I just signed up here today.  I'm ready to pick up a decent photo printer.  Not even sure where to start with my printer selection process.  I have done some Google searches and found that Canon and Epson seem to have the most photo printers.  I stopped there and figured I would track down a good photo community and just see which printer other photographers are using.

Which are you using and would you buy it again?  

Thank you 

David


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #681726 by garyrhook
Hello, and welcome. Let's get to it:

Budget?
Maximum size of print you require/desire? (Width)
Dye or pigment?


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2 years 2 months ago #681730 by Shadowfixer1
Without having the criteria Gary mentioned, I will say that I use the Canon Pixma Pro 100. I've been printing my own stuff for 20 years and it is the best printer I have owned to date. Printing has changes a lot during that time. They sometimes run a rebate on the Pro 100 that make the printer almost free. That is the way I got mine. Epson makes a good printer also but my past experience is they suffer more clogs than the Canon but take that with a grain of salt since my Epson experience was some time ago. I still have the Epson 2200. If you answer some of Gary's query, we can better assist you.

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2 years 2 months ago #681733 by David Dettman
Budget under $1250 and as I can see in that price range, 17" wide prints is what I'll get.  Other items, are open to discussion.  Again, this is my first photo printer and just trying to get a sense of what is mostly used by others to help sway my decision. 

Thank you


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #681734 by Shadowfixer1

David Dettman wrote: Budget under $1250 and as I can see in that price range, 17" wide prints is what I'll get.  Other items, are open to discussion.  Again, this is my first photo printer and just trying to get a sense of what is mostly used by others to help sway my decision. 

Thank you

17" wide eliminates most of the field. It's going to be tough to get 17" wide for under $1250 or at least it used to be. Scratch the Pixma Pro 100 recommendation. I did find this. That's a good price after rebate.
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1191313-R...17_professional.html

There is this if you prefer Epson.
www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1306059-R...tandard_edition.html

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2 years 2 months ago #681741 by garyrhook
The current Epson P800 was the replacement for the 3880 (which I have, and am quite happy with..) Lists for $1200, but there's currently a $300 rebate.

My biggest complaint with my printer is its handling of thicker, fine art paper. It's finicky.
Other complaint is the the matte black will clog if left to set for a few weeks. The photo black doesn't appear to have that problem.

Past that, I know someone else with the Pixma and he's very happy.


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2 years 2 months ago #681745 by David Dettman
Thank you.  I'm looking at it right now.  Did you get it with the roll attachment?  


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2 years 2 months ago #681818 by garyrhook

David Dettman wrote: Thank you.  I'm looking at it right now.  Did you get it with the roll attachment?  


I have the prior model, a 3880. No roll attachment. I now have stacks of boxes of paper. I change papers fairly often, so dealing with a roll would be annoying.


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