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    More eagerness than skills.. rzozaya1969's Avatar
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    Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I've been browsing different printers. I don't one too expensive, but I do want one that's good.

    I've seen the Epson Photo Stylus R220 or R340, which looks nice. They have 6 colors, and some nice stuff.

    On the other hand, the Canon Pixma MP180 sound very, very nice. It also has a scanner, which might help somehow for something. It has the Chromalife 100 that supposedly can withstand 100 years or so. It sounds better, but I don't know about Canon quality for printers, and if this printer would be great for color photos.
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    canon's inks don't have nearly the longevity that epson inks do. If you're just looking for a printer, go epson. there's really no doubt. I just got an r1800 and I love it. the r340 just won an award for the best low-cost printer in the magazine i was lookin at. check out the r800 too, that's a very nice printer from what I have heard.

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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I second the vote for the Epson. I also have an R1800, and their print quality is spectacular.
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I have the epson r300 ... very satisfied with the results ... 6 colors ... only limitation is 8x10 ...
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I've got the Epson R340, and I love it
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I fifth the vote for Epson! I have the R1800 and I can produce 13" x 19" prints which look no different than when they are displayed on my LCD - it's that good!

    I was more than skeptical with those store printout samples so I had to just go with the advice given. Can't be more pleased. The colors are better than anything I could ever get out of the darkroom.
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I finally bought a PictureMate, which is a 6 inks photo printer from Epson. I think it's a great printer! I did some prints and I'm extremely pleased with the result.
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I guess I'll repeat my analysis of (inkjet) printers. If your foremost crieteria is high print quality, no question: Epson has the edge. If you are looking for a printer to do a lot more than just photo printing, HP printers generally have the best paper handling features, and good print quality, but not quite to the Epson level. Canon printers fall somewhere in between: better paper handling than Epson, and (usually) better print quality--or at least higher resolution--than HP. For small, single photo printers, it seems Canon is meant almost exclusively for their own cameras. Epson still has higher resolution than HP in these printers, but HP does have 5x7 available on some, and--the main reason I avoided the Picturemate--Epson seems to only sell their ink bundled with their paper. Nothing particulary wrong with Epson paper, but I don't like the constraint. I really love my HP PhotoSmart.
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    Re: Printers--- Canon vs Epson....

    I'm biased - I had two HP printers that lasted for ever, and one Epson that dies after 6 months.

    Current printer is a 40 HP that was on sale, bought as a temporary measure.
    It's good, but the blacks are disappointing, because the black cartridge has a different kind of ink, it has a dull matte appearance on the paper where all the other colours don't. So as a result the images have to eb carefully lit to avoid really unnatural appearance in the shadows.

    My A3 colour printer will be chosen after the next imaging show I get to, so I can compare side by side with the same image form my memory card ...
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