Photo Printers .....need input

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Photo Printers .....need input
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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 8:54pm

OK ladies I need a GOOD photo printer for my house.

I want a professional type one, not just a color ink jet.

Do any of you have one? if so what type?

I am to the point that I really want to print alot of sizes of photos and it will be easier just to do it here.

Thanks!

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 9:04am
What's your price range?
I love my Dell, and I loved my old HP, too. They print great photos, but I don't think I'd consider them "professional"... They were both around $100.

I've heard a ton of good things about the Epson Pro series -http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Pro/Home.do but they can run upwards of $2000.

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 9:09am
Thanks Jill!

I will look over this epson. :)
I really want the dye sublimation type, so I figure the minimum is going to be $1000
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 9:33am

Well, I have more printer than what you probably need...

I have a Canon Pixma Pro 9000.

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 9:40am
NOoooooooooooooo I don't wanna learn how to do that!

In my photo software I can click the photo and then tell it to print one of like a dozen sizes! that is what I want to do! Quick easy and simple! and then it just prints them. and it will organize them to put as many as it can on one sheet. :)

That is what its about for me, quick easy and on the fly photo printing at home. I know it will be more expensive that just uploading to walgreens.... :)

I am surprised that you don't print more at home!

Thanks for the input! I will look it over. and let my geek look it over! LOL alot of the info doesn't really mean much to me.

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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:14am
LOL.
Stacy, she does have a point! :D

HP comes with really good software that does a lot of that for you - it even has preset collages that you can print on 8.5x11. I really liked my HP... when it worked!
Jill
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Mom to Rossalyn (8/22/07) and Sean (12/29/08)
Resort manager, avid scrapbooker, and Disney World guru.
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 10:42am

I don't want to have to spend a bunch of time learning and resizing and all that jazz.
yes i have professional photo shop but i don't use it. we just don't get along.

I just want to click and print!

my software will pirnt 9 2x3 photos on one sheet, which is acutally more than if you spend all that time resizing and put them onto a 4x6 canvas and then print cuz it will only print 2 4x6 on a page. so i am not concerned about wasting paper

I have never pritned collages... not sure if that is something I would use or not.

jill what is your new printer??


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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:11am
It's a Dell 713. http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=224-6641&baynote_bnrank=0&baynote_irrank=0&~ck=baynoteSearch

The two reasons I picked this one were 1- it's wireless and 2- it has a built-in scanner. I was pretty hesitant to give up my HP. (I had my eye on another one, even -- http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/printer/Photosmart/1/storefronts/CN503A%2523B1H but the Dell had way better reviews.) But so far, I am very impressed with both the scan and print quality of the Dell.

Jill
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Mom to Rossalyn (8/22/07) and Sean (12/29/08)
Resort manager, avid scrapbooker, and Disney World guru.
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:15am
Actually you can put four 2x3 photos on a 4x6. Or two 3x4. Or six 2x2. Assuming that you can print 4x6 borderless.

What size sheet is it putting nine 2x3 photos on? I would think you could get twelve on an 8.5 x 11, maybe even more...four across (total of 8 inches), three down (total of 9 inches). Then if you were borderless you could squeeze two more landscape at the bottom of the page and a bonus 2x2.5 beside that.
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:49am
LOL its just regualr 8.5 x 11 photo paper

sorry i got my sizes mixed up.
but the whole point for me is to click n print without doing anything else!

you know how you feel about word? thats how i feel working in photoshop. just don't like it. I don't like word when I am writing papers either cuz it does really DUMB stuff to the formatting!
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Wed, 10-12-2011 - 11:50am
My geek is a big dell fan! so we may have to look at them. i am not sure if they do the dye sublimation or not ....

we do have a scanner so I wouldn't need that.
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