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Good morning,

Anyone have a very good printer they can recommend? My budget is about $800. I shoot with Canon... printing only as large as 11X14. I like Epson, but only because I have experience with it.

thanks in advance,
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When talking photo inkjet printers, you want more ink colors. Also, if you plan to print high quality black & white photos, then look for a printer that is made for it.

Have you weighed the costs and options of doing your printing out of house? Actually, it's probably cheaper to have your photos printed at a lab than doing it yourself at home/office. Once you figure in the cost of the printer, cost of ink, cost of paper...then the lab starts looking good.
 

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Mike's right about costs. But I like the availability of in house printing and it's added control. I also like Epson printers. I know it's a little out of your price range, but the 2400 is a great printer, good color and good B&W output.
 

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I know it's a little out of your price range, but the 2400 is a great printer, good color and good B&W output.

Actually the R2400 is right in your range and is a great printer. If you plan on printing B&W that is the way to go. If you do mostly color, the R1800 is probably a better choice.

The 2400 is $730 with a $100 mail in rebate (making the final cost $630).
The 1800 is $470 with the same rebate making it $370 final cost.

I have the R1400 and the R1800 and I reall like them. The 1800 is definately better.
 

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I personally wasn't too impressed with the R1800. The R2400 and any of the above are wonderful. If these printers are stretching your budget, I suggest trying out an online printer (like www.mpix.com) service before investing.
 

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check out the HP B9180, am getting great results.
 

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Im just using the Canon Pixma Pro 9000. Works well enough for my printing needs. Only piece of Canon eqipment I own.
 

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