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Need advice on photo printers

by mis30 / April 2, 2006 8:23 AM PDT

I need a photo printer for my home. I want something very good, but I am not a professional photographer. Need to be able to develop good pictures that will survive the next 30 years. It is very important that the cost per picture is not excessive and that the cartriges for each color are seperate. I am completely at a loss what to buy. I would greatly appreciate some advice. Thanks!

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The current standard in inkjet photo printers is Epson.
by Kiddpeat / April 2, 2006 8:41 AM PDT

You have to provide a price range to say more. The Epson R2400 is highly praised by photographers these days, uses separate cartridges (about $13 apiece), uses pigment based inks that have a long life, and has a lot of support from third party vendors. However, it costs about $800 which is probably more than you want to pay. Epson does have several lower priced printers.

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Thanks. I am looking for sth in a $300 area. Also, how's the
by mis30 / April 2, 2006 1:08 PM PDT

How is the cost per picture. I don't need the exact number, but is it around the average or more or less (.29)? What do you think about Cannon i9900? Thanks again.

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Canon makes great cameras. Epson makes great printers.
by Kiddpeat / April 2, 2006 1:52 PM PDT

I don't know since I have never used a Canon printer, but I do think you should choose from a company's strong suite.

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(NT) (NT) Can you recommend printer in teh $300 range? Thanks!
by mis30 / April 2, 2006 2:10 PM PDT
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