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quality printing?
show user profile  STRAT

In work our in-house printing facilities are fairly adequate, but we generally source out to professional printers to get all our output printed. nice and easy and payed for by budget :)

But i'd like a printer i can use at home too. I'd like to buy a colour A3 printer that will give me beautiful glossy photo style prints. At the moment i use my old Epsom. It gives superb quality prints, but the consumables aint particularly cheap, and a typical full colour A3 might take a good 15 mins to print.

As i say, our in-house laser printer in work is fast and good quality, but wont give high glossy photo paper prints. it lays the ink so heavy and thick it's like a matte finish. not too good.

I'd like a colour A3 printer that gives photo prints on photo paper at a fast speed if possible. What are my alternatives (and costs) ?


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4/3/2008 1:33:48 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 1:34:51 AM)
show user profile  HappyDude2
Honestly, the cheapest I've seen is to take your hirez image to your local photography / grocery store and have their "print your own digital pictures" kiosks print your work for you.

Not super fast with all the running around, but it is cheap, and good quality.

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4/3/2008 5:38:17 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 5:38:17 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
thanks Happy "that tut" Dude :)

aye, thats what i currently do, i'd just like to explore the idea of a faster A3 printing solution at home instead of my current situation. Prices aren't that crucial, although, as usual, cheaper the better :)

ta mate.


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4/3/2008 5:40:17 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 5:40:17 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim want good, fast AND cheap consumables?......hmmm....

I have this one:

And I love it. Its speed is decent,....quality is awesome,...BUT consumables are $$.

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4/3/2008 8:05:08 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 8:05:08 AM)
show user profile  npcph
Dr.Jim, One thing that i noticed with the canon is that every review says they have problems with glossy paper. is that true for you?

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4/3/2008 8:50:32 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 8:51:15 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Actually,....I personally hate glossy photos in I rarely if ever print gloss.
I do use the proper archival paper and archivel inks though......and dont recall any issues with the few gloss prints I have made.

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4/3/2008 9:23:33 AM (last edit: 4/3/2008 9:23:33 AM)
show user profile  wanetom
I prefer an online printing company which is providing high quality printing services to its customers not only in UK but around the world. you may visit and gain information whatever you would like to gain.


ncr printing ||| embossed business cards

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10/3/2011 12:15:36 PM (last edit: 1/24/2012 10:48:29 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Whoah, spam man has unearthed an ancient artefact here! I thought for a moment that HappyDude had returned to us. In other notions though... what is he up to these days? Anybody in contact?

"I flew over Egypt once"

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10/3/2011 5:41:06 PM (last edit: 10/3/2011 5:41:06 PM)
show user profile  STRAT
Stop spamming my thread!


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10/3/2011 7:47:12 PM (last edit: 10/3/2011 7:47:12 PM)
show user profile  soontekk
i expored the same idea of having my own printing solution
the problem is this, when you print your own work the cost is huge and the size is limited
these days i have a closeby pro printing shop that dilivers high quality for a good price (and loads cheaper and faster than if i would invest in a good printer

the thing is, it's not always about the print itself but rather the finishing touch like laminating it against damage and colorfading, type of medium the glue it on (board,dibond,glass,cardboard or forex).
and if they screw up the print they will redo it at their cost not yours.

printing is a job in itself, i have enough things to do/learn/etc.. to leave it to others

melting ur brainz!
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10/4/2011 2:01:18 AM (last edit: 10/4/2011 2:01:18 AM)
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