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AegenemmnoN Advanced Member

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#1 13 years ago

Hey guys, I'm considering buying a photoprinter so I can printer the photos I like. Of course, I'm a slut for high quality prints as well as photos. The problem is, I am out of the loop when it comes to printers, and my real worry is, the price of ink for my photos. I would prefer to print in normal and high quality at all times, but ink can be stupidly expensive and can run out fast.

So, any recommendations out there?


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#2 13 years ago

Canon PIXMA's are supposedly top photo printers and seems pretty fairly priced at $120. Newegg.com - Canon PIXMA iP4500 2171B002 31 ppm 9600 x 2400 dpi InkJet Photo Color Printer - Retail I believe cartridges will run you about $10 each though.

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#3 13 years ago

maybe a laser printer would do? I know they are a bit more expensive to start out with, but could save you money iin the long run

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#4 13 years ago

Laser printers are really designed to print photos or even colors. The color cartridges are really expensive. The printers themselves are expensive. If you're looking for a good photo printer I would go with something either a HP Photosmart or a Canon photo printer. And laser printers don't print in high quality.


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#5 13 years ago
GateCrusher420;4048784And laser printers don't print in high quality.

Yes, they do. Even a cheap laser printer will produce sharper text, diagrams etc than the best inkjets on the market can. For photos, they're not as good as inkjet photo printers; but they still produce decent pictures. Having said that, a color laser printer will set you back a fair chunk of cash so it's not practical for most people.