Home printer - recomendations?

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  1. BrightonGem

    BrightonGem TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'd like to print my photos at home - does anyone have printers they can recommend, or advice on spec I should look out for?

    I'm thinking an Epson, around £100 plus inks.
    I need to print up to A4, & want the printer to print 'as is' as i edit & sort out colour management in Photoshop...

    It's to put a portfolio together so it needs to be good quality.

    many thanks in advance,
    Gemma
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The most common advice is to forget about printing at home and just use a lab. The costs are pretty even and your quality would likely be better & more consistent with a good lab.
     
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    sojourn TPF Noob!

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    Labs probably are the best way to go, but I sure like having the convenience of printing photos out at home.

    I use the Kodak EasyShare 5500. It does a good job of everyday printing and I think it does a great job on images when printed on the glossy photo paper.

    I don't remember what I paid for it, the inks seem reasonably priced. The only trouble I have with it is the print head needed replacing (which they sent me a free one) and in dusty conditions, like mine, it needs frequent head cleanings.
     
  4. Jeff Colburn

    Jeff Colburn TPF Noob!

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    I just bought an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer. It uses 6 colors of dye based ink and prints up to 13x19 inches, borderless. I'm hooking it up today. I bought direct from Epson as they had a sale and took $100 off of the $299 price tag. There was also no sales tax and free shipping.

    Have Fun,
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    EPSON.
     
  6. ghache

    ghache TPF Noob!

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    if you have 1300 $ to dump on a printer.

    i would get the
    EPSON STYLUS PRO 3880
     

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