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    Default Recommendations for a Photo Printer

    Hi,

    I am looking for a printer that has closest quality to a lab print, cos a client requested some on site printing. looking at 4R prints.

    Understand that a couple of canon printers are pretty good in this aspect. but a concern is also speed. are we looking at something like 1 photo per minute? is something like 100 photos in hour even achieveable?!

    thanks!

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    u will need a few canon selphy to do the job.

    the printout is good.

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    how about the Canon iP5200? seen them using to print 5R during Photovideoi Community Click competition.
    juz googled for one review, seems pretty fast @ 36s per 4R...
    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_...on_ip5200.html

    personally i use the older iP4200, nothing fantastic about the print quality, as for spd mange to get 4R borderless in less than a min... the most impt is i got it at $199 (with a set of ink), which is consider very cheap for a printer that can print on CD cover/auto-duplex.

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    ok thanks guys!

    roughly how much r these inks? i mean they come with those dedicated colours type right? any rough estimates on how long one set of new cartridges will last?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Photo Printer

    Quote Originally Posted by wainism
    ok thanks guys!

    roughly how much r these inks? i mean they come with those dedicated colours type right? any rough estimates on how long one set of new cartridges will last?
    eh actually i haven really finished my first set of ink
    but the ink from harvy norman are roughly about $24 for pigment black, and $19-20 for the other 4 dye ink (yellow/cyan/magenta/black)... whole set would be about $100. thats why i said $199 for that printer is ...

    but the newer iP5200 cost 269 while 4200 is @ 179 now

    for lowest cost per print, selphy definitely have an edge, but i heard that some of the model or maybe all will have to be shutdown for cooling after certain amount of print
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 22nd September 2006 at 10:02 AM.

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    alrighty!

    thanks... will go recce ard

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    Recently I got the HP8450, print out is amazing. Technically it uses 9 colors on 3 cartriages. Print is slightly expensive $3 per A4 print. If you are just talking about print out it is really good. The printer is cheap $159 with print server build in, card reader, LCD screen, optional duplex if you want.

    Also one of the best printer for B&W print. The tone it gives is amazing!!!

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    r photo printers really so cheap now!?

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Photo Printer

    Depending on the volume, you'll need at least 2-3 printers. if it's a one off job, you might want to rent the machines and buy the paper separately.

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