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    Nov 2008

    A serious photo printer?

    And now I am at the stage where I want to print some of my better fine art photos. As was the case when i shot 35mm, I was never happy with commercial printers, and so I invested in darkroom equipment and printed my own black and white images. Now I want to do the same with my digital images, especially after learning one custom imaging house wanted $110 to print and archive ONE image! Oh, my local Walgreens is fine for family snapshots, but their black and white prints are best described as gray ad white prints.

    So, what photo printer. I am aware that some of the $1000+ printers would do the job without question, but my budget is around $400-$550. I am interested in a printer that can give me good black and white images. Any suggestions?

    Or, if any of you have found a lab that can print excellent black and white images 8X10 or up to 10X13 in size, I am interested.

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    Sep 2008
    London UK

    Re: A serious photo printer?

    I have an Epson stylus 1400 which is pretty good cost 300 in the UK 6 inks otherwise the Epson R2880 is a lot better for around 450 8 inks
    To me, The goal is to move people, to make people think, but never, never at the expense of the person you're photographing. To laugh with, yes - but never to laugh at. - Lord Snowdon

    Olympus E30 HLD 4, E520, E300 & HLD 3
    Olympus OM10 Zuiko OM 28mm 2.8 OM 50mm 1.8 & 70-200mm
    ZD 14-45mm 14-42mm 14-54mm 40-150mm 70-300mm 50-200mm 2.8 / 3.5
    ZD 35mm Macro EX - 25
    Sigma 50-500mm To be Obtained
    Olympus FL36R
    Metz Flash 28AF-30

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