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11-07-2003, 11:18 PM
Due to you lot out there and this site encouraging me to go and take lots of pictures :0))))#
I am now looking for a really good A3 colour printer to produce lager than A4 prints, do you lot have any surgestions as to what gives good results and also what lasts well , Plus any ones you have found to avoid and why, I shall be doing the round of the E mags and reviews but thought to see what people had to say on the subject TIA Robert
11-08-2003, 12:05 AM
There's some longevity information here:
<a href="http://www.wilhelm-research.com/articles.html" target="_blank">www.wilhelm-research.com/articles.html</a>
I love my Canon S900, so I'd be happy to recommend its big brother the:
<a href="http://www.canon.co.uk/For_Home/Product_Finder/Printers/Bubble_Jet/i9100/index.asp?ComponentID=33814&SourcePageID=26389#1" target="_blank">Canon i9100</a>
11-08-2003, 12:14 AM
Hi Rob, well suggestions for a good a A3 printer, hmmm!
I can only give you my option on the Epsom that I personally am using ,the Epson Stylus Photo 1520 Ink jet, A3, at 1440 dpi it has given me faithful service for about 4 years and has produce some fine results up A3 size but is only a 4 colour model and as technology keeps on advancing.
I am also in the process of now looking towards replacing it with either Epson Stylus Photo 1290S or the Epson Stylus Photo 2100 both of which takes my fancy because of the reliability I had with my older models and the higher resolutions of 2800 dpi both these printers have either 6 or 7 colour cartridges, so bear this in mind when costing your choice
There are higher ones at 4800 dpi at reasonable money like the new Hewlett Packard DeskJet 9650 , but I have had no dealing with any from this manufacturer
But the most important thing that I find printing graphics/photos is not the speed but the quality of the paper you use try Glacier matt 160 g
Try searching here http://uk.pricerunner.com/ this should give you good range of prices /quick specs / and dealers in the end of the day how much money do you want to spend will dictate your decision and your intended use from it . How many of us have got gear stuffed in cupboards that only see the light of day once and a while (lol) but judgeing from you postings.
I can just imagine a dragonfly at A3 size (Scary!!!!!)
Roland aka Guzman
11-08-2003, 01:24 AM
I'm not sure if it shares the same name in the UK, but the Epson 2200 always comes out at the top of reviews here. At $699 it's a bit pricey, but will, I believe do A3. It also has a feeder for roll paper and a built-in paper cutter so that gives you a reasonable amount of flexibility.
Also... if you want to print B&W it can take a number of grey ink cartridges, and apparently can do you a B&W print from digital without that annoying color cast.
11-09-2003, 12:02 AM
Just a quick thank you for responding so well, the last lot of advice over the new monitor was good and am now working viewing this on the 19in Iiyama thanks again Robert
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