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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    Who knows anything about printers?

    Hey folks, I want to buy a very good digital photo printer. I'm not one to mess around with crappy stuff. I'm looking for a printer that will give me a 4x6 or 8x10 that will look equally as good as any film print I have ever seen!!
    Any ideas?....'cause I know nothin'!!
    Thanks!!
    Matt.

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    This is one has some nice features; Cannon I9900 Photo Printer

    not as good but nice; Canon PIXMA iP8500 Photo Printer

    Not bad for an all in one; HP PHOTOSMART 2710 ALL-IN-ONE

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    a nice highend photo printer, HP Photosmart 8750
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    if your worried about the price of ink cartridges the cannon has the cheapest ones!!! Just one more thing to think about.
    Cheers,
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    Cannon's are Great!
    make sure you get the one that has seperate ink cartridges. so you don't have to replace the whole thing when you run out of red...

    stay away from Epsons
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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    Thanks alot for the info, guys!
    Both the hp 8750 and the canon i9900 sound like nice printers.
    It seems that the hp will print nicer b&w prints, but it is slower than the canon- which doesn't really matter if the quality is there.
    I see that the canon has seperate cartridges- the hp does not, but it has seperate cartridges for printing text or color - each time you replace a cartridge, the built in printer head is replaced as well- that explains the higher price for the cartridges..
    I've always heard that hp is the way to go for printers, but canon seems to be making a good product as well.
    The hp has 9 colors and the canon has 8...hhmmm..
    the printer head technology on the canon sounds impressive:


    "The i9900 features the world's longest and highest nozzle-density print head in a consumer printer and has 6,144 nozzles (two times the number of nozzles on last year's i9100 printer), capable of ejecting a staggering 122 million droplets per second that are a mere two picoliters in size. The print head uses Canon’s exclusive advanced MicroFine Droplet Technology™, which ejects consistent prescribed-volume ink droplets for smooth gradations, accurate skin tones and rich, vibrant colors."

    do you think that the extra color on the hp will make a noticeable diff.?
    Thanks again!
    Matt.

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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    here's another question...what about laser jet printers- is the photo quality worth the extra bucks?
    Matt.

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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    after looking at the canon pixma ip8500- it has the same color cartridges and print head as the i9900- I'd assume that the print quality would then be the same, however the other options are probably different...
    Matt.

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    The print quality is actually better on the IP8500 (4800 x 2400 dpi) than the IP9900 (4800 x 1200 dpi). The big differences in the price is the printer resolution technology, and the 'extras' that the IP9900 is capable of that the IP8500 is not. The IP9900 uses "MicroFine Droplet Technology" where as the IP8500 has "FINE Technology". In plain english all that means really is that the IP9900 will use less ink to produce the same picture, within the same resolution.

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    Senior Member reefmutt's Avatar
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    Hey Crypto, check this-

    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_...non_i9900.html

    It seems that the i9900 also has 4800x2400 dpi am I missing something?
    Matt.

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