New Printer!

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  1. catweh00

    catweh00 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone,
    I just received my new printer, the HP 8750. After installing it, the printer made excellent++++ prints in 4x6, 8.5x11 and 13x19 paper tests. I can't wait to put some excellent shots on this baby!

    Does anyone else here print their own photos? I was leaning towards epson until I tried out my friend's 8450. He owns both the epson r800 and the 8450 (for b/w work) and he is most impressed by the HP. And also, he doesn't have enough patience to load profiles and the like.

    I hear some people would rather have great prints out of the box--this printer should do it for you. I love the vibrant colors!

    Well, thats enough of my ranting, just wanted to share and ask if anyone else prints their own. If so, please respond.

    Craig
     
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    craig TPF Noob!

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    My Epson Stylus Photo 960 produces fabulous results. "Photo quality" to say the least. The point being; I now have the ultimate 90 second photo lab. It sort of changes the way that I think about photography. Somehow I have a feeling of freedom that I never had before.

    In all honesty; it took some long hard hours to exactly produce what I see on the screen to what is printed.
     
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    Yeah, the sense of freedom and control is really nice. I also get a discount on ink from my friend, who works at Best Buy.

    I've heard that Epson owners do have to tweak their settings a little bit. I'm a little surprised that my printer performed the way it did--literally, everything I saw on the screen printed in the exact same color and tint/hue and everything.

    Either way, a printer is a printer, and the ones they are making now are just fantastic. Are your colors nice and vivid, or are they dull? My friend's prints look great, just a little duller than mine. I didn't know if this was an Epson thing or jus this photos in particular.

    Craig
     
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    I was surprised to hear Your friend wasn't impressed by the Epson R800. I have this printer and find it excellent.Colours match My monitor pretty much although I am not going to say EXACT. I tried all the 'tweaking' with My last epson and did nothing but waste a great deal of time, Ink and Paper.
    The drawback is that Ink is expensive, as are most printers I think. Avoid compatable cartridges for the R800..complete waste of Money!.
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply he doesn't like the epson. He loves it. He just prefers the HP for B/W and right-out-of-the-box color accuracy.

    I just upgraded to the HP 8750. WOw, I am even more impressed with their large prints. I love printing my own stuff now, it is hassle-free and a little cheaper than what I was paying for prints online.

    Craig
     

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