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Poll: Which Printer Manufacturer? (31 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Printer Manufacturer?

  1. Hewlett Packard (4 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  2. Canon (4 votes [12.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.90%

  3. Epson (22 votes [70.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 70.97%

  4. Lexmark (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Others (1 votes [3.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.23%

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#1 Luis V.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:16 PM

I've seen my fair share of camera comparisons but not many printer comparisons. Let's face it, the print is what it's ultimately about. The camera is only part of the game...... So which is it and why? Vote and, if you can give us the model and why you like it, that'd be fantastic. For me it's Epson.... I've been a long time user of the printers. I've always loved the over color capabilities and the skin tones that the Epson produces. I also feel it's been the best at reproducing highlight detail. Particularly reflections like you'd see on metals and water. The pigment inks on the Epsons (Ultrachrome) produce the best B&W prints in addition to having the best archival qualities. The latest printers using the K3 Ink set are amazing and produce better blacks than what I was able to get previously, including traditional wet prints. Over the years, since I moved to Epson and began shooting digitally, I used the Stylus Photo 750, the Photo 825 (the one I liked the least), Photo R340, Photo 2200 and now the Stylus Pro 7800 (K3 Inks). The two best have been the 2200 and the 7800. These two are exceptional.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 04:03 AM

Epson brand shopper here! I am currently using the Photo R220 (European Name) and the C900 Color laserjet!

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:47 AM

Hi all, I would have liked to vote for two printers. Epson and HP. As I can't, Epson get my vote. My main printer at the moment is an Epson 2100, and it does produce very good results. I still have my HP1120C printer attached to my computer, and this also still gives very good results. This is especially so since I recently made a printer profile for it. It does use the old combined colour ink cartridge, so can be a bit wasteful with ink, but the quality of the output is still very good. I will be buying a new printer in the not to distant future, and my eye is on an Epson R2400 at the moment. I have always wanted an A2 printer, but most are priced outside of what I want to pay. The Epson Stylus PRO 4800 seems to be the one I would choose if I wanted to spend 1500 on a printer. With a full set of ink cartrideges costing 500, I think I will have to stick with the A3+ printers I currently use. Bye for now.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:23 AM

I have been an Epson user for much of the "modern era" (starting a few years ago). I began with the 2200, which never worked right. While it was in the shop, I bought an R800. I liked it so much that I bought its big brother, the R1800. I really like the gloss optimizer combined with Premium Luster paper and print most of my prints at 12 x 18 on 13 x 19 paper. I want a bigger printer and regret the fact that I can't get one with the same capabilities of the R800 and R1800. I'll look at the new Canons but probably will stay with Epson.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:03 AM

I have been an Epson user for much of the "modern era" (starting a few years ago).
I began with the 2200, which never worked right. While it was in the shop, I bought an R800. I liked it so much that I bought its big brother, the R1800. I really like the gloss optimizer combined with Premium Luster paper and print most of my prints at 12 x 18 on 13 x 19 paper.
I want a bigger printer and regret the fact that I can't get one with the same capabilities of the R800 and R1800.

I'll look at the new Canons but probably will stay with Epson.

Check out this months issue of outdoor photographer...
Darin D...

I'm completely sold on Epson, used a HP for about 2yrs.,
wanted to print bigger, searched out printers, read many reviews,
went with the r1800, absolutely love it. I'ts like night and day.
I reprinted some pics I had done at my local photo lab, the 1800
was far superior to the prints they made for me. I'll never use any
other brand again...
Thanks, Darin D...

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:36 PM

Hi I am Epson user and have been for about 8yrs and not think of using any other Dave

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:07 PM

I've had all three, in my mind the Canon wins in terms of lowest TCO, and nearly idiot proof operation. My opinion might be skewed, as I print for several photographers as well as myself (over 10k ft^2 last year). During the busy season, it's not unusual to print 2-3 44" x100' rolls in a single day. It's nice when others pay to support my hobbies.. :) Erie
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

I have only had Epsons..now and for the future... :D


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#9 erie patsellis

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:40 PM

dang old threads!!!!
Nikon F, 5 or so F2 (several flavors), 3-F3/MD4, F4, Nikon D1X, D2X, Nikon D2Hs, D3, Fuji S2, Kodak SLR/N, 3 IR and full spectrum D100's, more glass than a person should own, 2-RB67/lotsa glass, Hassy 500EL 50/80/150/250, Megavision S3 back, Sinar 4x5 F, 4x5/8x10 P, 16x20, 20x24 cameras, Betterlight scanback, more LF lenses than I can keep track of, Broncolor Lighting

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

Erie, u are right but my choice of printers is the same. But..But..I just brought an Epson printer after not having one of my own since 2008 when my last two died.


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#11 Dennis

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:31 PM

Which canon do you have?


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:48 AM

I had an 8300, now an 8400
Nikon F, 5 or so F2 (several flavors), 3-F3/MD4, F4, Nikon D1X, D2X, Nikon D2Hs, D3, Fuji S2, Kodak SLR/N, 3 IR and full spectrum D100's, more glass than a person should own, 2-RB67/lotsa glass, Hassy 500EL 50/80/150/250, Megavision S3 back, Sinar 4x5 F, 4x5/8x10 P, 16x20, 20x24 cameras, Betterlight scanback, more LF lenses than I can keep track of, Broncolor Lighting

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:50 AM

For the average person printing just his own work, any of the above are equally good. However when printing at higher volumes, .15 a square foot difference adds up fast.

Edited by erie patsellis, 25 March 2014 - 12:51 AM.

Nikon F, 5 or so F2 (several flavors), 3-F3/MD4, F4, Nikon D1X, D2X, Nikon D2Hs, D3, Fuji S2, Kodak SLR/N, 3 IR and full spectrum D100's, more glass than a person should own, 2-RB67/lotsa glass, Hassy 500EL 50/80/150/250, Megavision S3 back, Sinar 4x5 F, 4x5/8x10 P, 16x20, 20x24 cameras, Betterlight scanback, more LF lenses than I can keep track of, Broncolor Lighting

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

Yep, old, old thread,

Suggest starting a new one which will reflect more current models and trends


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:19 AM

Epson R1800 and R1900 I buy all Epson supplies from Atlex.com. 


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Posted 28 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

Bought a Canon Selphy a few years ago when they were relatively new. We printed a few prints on it. It lasted just over 1 year and then died. So no more Canon printers for me.

 

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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:31 PM

I think it all depends on what you want to print. I think that all the choices are great for color prints. Although I don't own one, From what I have seen, Canon seems to put out the best B&W prints.


Nikon D7100

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