Printers, Scanners and such

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  1. sincere

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    What do you recommend? As far as the scanner goes, i would like to scan Photos, Slides and Negatives as well and the printer, well i have no clue..
     
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    I am a loyal Epson printer customer. Love their stuff and they have a good reputation for quality and longevity of print. A couple of threads for your reading:

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34585
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=29325

    I have an 825 photostylus as well as the 2200. If your budget is even larger, Epson has an even higher end line of printers for commercial and professional use.

    As for a scanner, really depends on the final quality you seek. A dedicated film scanner would be best for 35mm but you won't have the ability to scan prints. Flatbed scanner will do all but the final quality of the scan will be less.
     
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    That second link isnĀ“t working..could you possibly doublecheck? Thanks!
     
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    Thanks a lot for the links, i went through both of em (thoroughly) and it was a lotta infos on printers there. Now i need some infos for scanners, where i can scan photos, slides, negatives..somebody recommended me the Epson perfection 3200 but that joker is hard toget..anything else some of you guys have experience with and would recommend?
     
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    I don't do much of my own photo prints, but for scanners I love the Epson Perfection photo scanner. It's just a flatbed (model number changes every year, it's like a 3200 now or something?) but it's fast and it's high-quality.
     
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    You sure its the 3200? That thing is like nowhere to find..
     
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    Ok, any other recommendations besides the 3200?
     
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    Personally, I'd go with a dedicated film/slide scanner if that's your primary purpose. You lose a lot of info that's would be on the neg when you scan prints, so I wouldn't see much of a need for that unless you are doing restorations of old photos. If you need to scan office docs, any old cheap flatbed scanner will do as a second piece of hardware.

    I haven't looked recently, so I'm not sure what's current as far as a model to recommend.
     

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