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quirina27
April 27th, 2004, 16:03
Hi! I'm planning to buy a printer some time in the near future. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what brand or maybe where I would be able to get a good deal somewhere. I will be using this printer for my print designs.

nowends
April 28th, 2004, 10:29
i have used this printer a few times and it provides awesome print outs, it has the plus of having individual color ink cartridges that can be replaced as needed It can connect to your computer via firewire or usb. It also does 11X17 borderless.
Here is a 15$ Coupon (http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=88301879) at buy.com.
Also the link (http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10328959&loc=101) to the item. It is in the 600$ range. Good luck.

Joseph Blalock
April 28th, 2004, 14:01
i believe HP has some that are like $99.

Will
April 28th, 2004, 20:36
HPs pretty good but I highly suggest Lexmark. And if you are ever plannign to get a scanner, dont get a Printer/Scanner combo. cause if one fails so will the other. but if you have money to buy another one if that craps out the go for it.

ProfClayton
April 28th, 2004, 21:12
My vote would be for the Epson Stylus Photo 1280 (http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?oid=28907797)... if I had the cash, I'd get this one in a heartbeat. They are $400 and do 13" x 19".

The Epson 2200 that nowends mentioned is nicer... but for $300 less, this is a good solution.

http://www.epson.com/cmc_upload/0/000/020/044/SP1280SFront_216x144.jpg


The Big Picture Without Borders

The Epson Stylus® Photo 1280 ink jet printer is the ideal large-format choice. It creates beautiful 8" x 10" prints in less than two minutes, incredible 11" x 14" prints in less than four minutes, and inspiring 13" x 44" panoramas faster than ever.

Furthermore, this printer offers superior BorderFree™ printing for photo quality results that print right to the edge, delivering stunning 6-color prints. It produces captivating borderless 4" x 6", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", letter-size, 11" x 14" and 13" x 19" color photos on a variety of Epson photo papers, which are pre-cut in these popular, frame-ready sizes.

The Epson Stylus Photo 1280 creates memorable results on everything from gallery exhibition prints to portfolio prints, duplicates, soft proofs, and enlargements. Epson also offers a variety of media ranging from matte to glossy to luster, for just the right print.

For such exquisite output (up to 2880 x 720 dpi), you can thank Epson's award-winning, advanced Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology, tiny 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets, smooth AcuPhoto Halftoning™ and quick-drying inks. Due to this combination of technologies, your prints will feature fine shadow detail, dazzling highlights, and accurate skintones.

Factor in laser sharp black text, easy compatibility with Windows® and Macintosh® plus software that includes Epson Software™ Film Factory™ and Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 2.0 (LE for Windows 95 or Mac OS 8.5x users, and a special price upgrade to the full version of Adobe Photoshop CS), and you get one big deal for photo enthusiasts seeking unforgettable borderless, 6-color results from a large format printer.