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Printer advice for printing digital x-rays in dental office

by jasdmd / March 25, 2009 7:40 AM PDT

Looking for advice prior to purchasing a new printer to print x-ray images in dental office to send out as reports to referring offices. I presently have a HP (not sure which one, sorry) which prints terrible images. My older HP printed better. The older printer called for a gray ink cartridge in addition to the black and color cartridges, whereas the newer one only has color and black. Not sure if that is what makes the difference in order to print quality x-rays.
Any suggestions for a new printer or what to look for?
Thanks so much!

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by Willy / March 26, 2009 1:11 AM PDT

Since you're a professional service, I'm sure there are companies and services that provide printers that fit perfectly for your tasks. Just find out(spec sheets and pamphlets)what they provide and buy on the open market vs. their services. Also, you need to know exactly what you use now, we can't guess at this and it a proper ? to proceed from. If you can, use a laserjet printer vs. inkjet types as the color laserjet will auto-adjust to color variations much more easily and be quick about up to a point. Of course that option is more expensive but far cheaper to operate than you think. If you have a sample of your output take to a demo area or office supply outlet and check results. Visit any of the makers support websites, I do suggest HP, but Minolta and Canon as well. Don't hestitate to visit the business side of offering vs. home models

tada -----Willy Happy

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thanks willy
by jasdmd / March 26, 2009 4:37 AM PDT
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my present printer which is not providing adequate images is the HP Photosmart Pro B8350. Your recommendations are great, thank you.

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(NT) Epson Stylus Photo 1400 does great print quality - inexpensi
by barb_biztech / March 14, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
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Dumb idea maybe

Why can't they go as files to be viewed or printer at the receiving end? I'm not an X-ray tech but it could seem that any printed images would lose enough quality and detail as to hide subtle diagnostic clues.

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