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1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
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2. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet
$379.95 list($499.99)
3. Epson SP1280 Inkjet Printer
$80.00 list($180.00)
4. HP PhotoSmart 145 4" x 6" Photo
list($199.99)
5. Canon S9000 Photo Inkjet Printer
$454.99 $422.36 list()
6. Hewlett Packard Color Upg Kit
$87.39 $86.51 list($95.00)
7. Epson CUTTER BLADE FOR STYLUS-PRO
$348.99 $306.75 list()
8. 24in Print Stand/media Bin for
9. Epson Stylus Color 3000 Inkjet
$317.99 $298.75 list()
10. Hewlett Packard D-Size Roll Paper
$317.99 $295.55 list()
11. Hewlett Packard E-Size Roll Paper
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12. HP DesignJet 20PS Large-Format
$109.99
13. HP Photosmart 145 ( Q3025A#ABA
$346.57
14. HP UV UPGKIT DESIGNJET 5500 (
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15. Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Inkjet
list($1,195.00)
16. Hewlett Packard Postscript Upg
17. HP DESIGNJET 120 MEDIA RIP-TCP/IP
18. MULTI ROLL FEEDER-DESIGNJET 1050C
19. Refurbished HP Photosmart Photo

1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
by Epson
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0007OVML0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 229
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

Features

  • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
  • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
  • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
  • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Professional photo printer for professional needs
Quality
With 2 built in black cartridges (8 total), one optimized for glossy paper and another for matte paper, this thing specializes in output quality.Another cartridge is a gloss finisher to protect the output - either way the ink dries instantly.There's a UK web site that reviews this printer hard core and likes it.Everything that comes through my Canon 20D and out this printer is magic - film doesn't even come close.

Use
For best results, make sure your camera, software, and printer are all set to the same color space, preferably AdobeRGB, and shoot in 16bit full color.With these settings, even 8 megapixel's is enough for full bleed Super B (13x19) posters.I started out printing everything in semi gloss because it looks/feels like "real" pictures but after trying matt paper, I'm never going back.Not only are the colors richer/deeper, there is zero glare in any lighting environment - and the ink still won't smudge.Coming from a film background, the hardest thing has been paper size standards.Most of the best paper is 8.5/11 and all the picture frames are old sizes: 8x10, 5x7, 4x6 - I hate trimming everything.

Speed
Using the firewire interface, I sometimes wait longer for the print job to que up on my 1.2 G4 than for the print to appear.Translation: fast.Even full page 600dpi+ originals come out fast enough for instant gratification.

Appearance
The light/dark grey finish and relatively compact case (with in/out puts closed) are equally at home in an office or bedroom.The fun part is printing to a printer larger than the computer its coming from.

Software
Controls are easy to use (OS X) and photo quality output is nearly automatic.Whatever you do, figure out how to turn off Expansion.This on by default unfeature increases the odds for a full bleed but at the expense of stretching the picture to an unpredictably larger size (spent hours figuring out why my borders were off).Prints equally well from Photoshop and iPhoto.Its frightening how smart the ink system is, not only can you see in the software how much ink is left, it tells you how many pages "like the last one printed" you can do with the remaining ink for the lowest cartridge.

Alternatives
When it comes to printing photographs, ink is everything and Epson has it.With the right paper, this pigment is rated to 200 years, has zero dry time, and is crazy color accurate.All you need to do is pick your size
small = PhotoMate
medium = R800
large = R1800

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


2. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet Printer (Silver)
by Epson
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B000086A2I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 2766
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The Big Picture Without Borders

The EPSON Stylus® Photo 1280S 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 1280S 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 0S 8.5x users), and you get one big deal for photo enthusiasts seeking unforgettable borderless, 6-color results from a large format printer.

  • Superior, 6-color Photo Ink System
  • True BorderFree™ photo printing in 6 popular sizes
  • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets
  • Water-resistant and lightfast media ... Read more

    Features

    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • 6-color photo ink system
    • True borderless photo printing in 6 popular sizes
    • 2,880 x 720 dpi maximum resolution
    • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets for fine detail

    Reviews (31)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Good but not great
    When this printer was introduced about 3 years ago it was clearly the best printer in its class.The prints looked nearly as good as lab prints, and the large format and built-in roll feeder gave options available nowhere else.But compared the best of today (Canon), the Epson 1280 comes up short in print quality and cost of operation.

    Many people seem to complain about the multiple color ink cartridge, and blame that for the high ink consumption.I can say this is not true.Producing and marketing a three ink cartridge is no where near as costly as 3 times single-color cartridges.But Epson printers DO consume lots of expensive ink.

    Besides the cost, I have two complaints: 1) prints invariably have a reddish hue (even though I am using Photoshop with native color profiles), and 2) the management of the roll feeder is clumsy invariably wasting expensive paper.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not for Macs
    This cross-platform printer works fine with Windows. However, its Mac drivers are near useless. The prints are off center and the images fill 2/3 of a sheet. There are no layout options with the Mac drivers. I have written Epson 5 times - no response. I spent $15 for useless Epson Support. Mac users - look elsewhere!

    1-0 out of 5 stars what a dissappointment!
    I did not buy this printer to print photos, so that may be why I'm unhappy with it. I bought the printer expecting it to print out renderings, plans, and presentations for school.

    My first problem is that it DOES NOT print borderless at 11 x 17. If you read the specs carefully you can determine this, but it isn't readily apparent. It prints borderless at every size except for 11 x 17, which is the standard presentation size in many design programs. Also, it takes almost an entire ink cartridge to get one good print - the ink is always smearing or leaving droplets of cyan or magenta on the page as it prints out.

    I think this printer was a waste of money, and if I had to do it all over again I would spend more money on a better quality printer, because I know I would save the money in the end on ink.

    In short this printer has been a source of frustration and a huge headache.

    1-0 out of 5 stars don't buy
    This printer is crap. It makes great prints when it works correctly but it never ever works correctly. I've always had problems with it that I've managed to fix eventually but after my warranty ran out it started printing these pink lines and there's nothing at all I can do to get rid of them. I even called epsons customer support and I have to pay money to even talk to someone. And it says nothing about the problems on their website. Also it goes through ink like crazy and the ink is expensive.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Second Time Lucky
    Jan 21 2005:

    I recently bought a 1280 after having owned an Epson 740 for several years.Because I had had such good results with the 740, and because the 1280 was recommended to me, I had high expectations.Unfortunately, I was disappointed.The prints had a strong magenta color cast and "banding" in blue sky areas.I tried to correct the color cast (about -7 magenta),but could not get good results.The banding I could not correct and that condemned the printer for me.Thus I had to go through the painful process of returning the printer to the store.

    After having read a LOT of printer reviews, I am wondering if perhaps the increase in the number of inks has greatly increased the difficulty of achieving both color balance and evenness of color.With four variables it was hard, but with six, seven, or eight colors it is probably much more difficult to achieve.I wonder if manufacturers are being forced to sacrifice good color balance and evenness of color for highlight and shadow detail.

    I was also struck by the high expectations we users have for these inkjet printers.I think that basically they are ok for home use, but when we start using them professionally, they are are little marginal.

    I also looked at the Canon 9900 and the Epson 2200, but they were a little out of my price range.

    Update Mar 23 2005:

    I bought another 1280, and this one seems to work much better - no strong magenta cast.I also found that I had to dial down the saturation a LOT (i.e. 20 points on a scale of 25) to get natural looking prints.That should also save on ink consumption.Also, I found that a 10 foot USB cable didn't work properly on the Mac (i.e. the printer would spit out the paper part way through printing); a 6 foot cable works much better. ... Read more


3. Epson SP1280 Inkjet Printer
by Epson
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B000059SJ8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 21718
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The EPSON Stylus Photo 1280 ink jet printer is the ideal large format choice for superior Border Free photo quality prints of up to 13" x 44." At 2880 x 720 dpi Resolution with True 6 Color Photo Reproduction Quality create fast water-resistant prints. Hi Speed USB and IEEE-1284 connections. ... Read more

Features

  • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Fast, up to 9 ppm print speed, 4-by-6-inch photo in less than a minute
  • 2,880 x 720 dpi maximum resolution
  • Prints large format, up to 13 by 44 inches
  • Lightfast and water-resistant ink formula

Reviews (51)

5-0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST EPSON PRINTERS EVER MADE
I have owned my Epson Stylus 1280 for over a year and a half now and have never once experienced any type of problem with this unit what so ever! I only use aftermarket Abacus Ink and have yet to have a glogged printhead issue. I use this printer to print images taken from my Olympus C 8080 widezoom at 8 megs.
The printouts are perfect! Epson has just released a new driver for XP which can be downloaded at the Epson site to bring this 1280's resolutions all the way upto 5620 x 720!

4-0 out of 5 stars The 5th star would be Linux drivers from Epson
My 1280 died over the weekend.So I did some shopping and bought an HP Photosmart 7760.I figured I'd save some money and wait to get a larger-format printer later.

It was a bad move.The HP is going back, and I've ordered a second 1280.I used my first one hard.For two years.I used it for everything -- normal documents, and lots and lots of digital artwork on matte paper.

Amazon currently has about the best price on ink cartridges and matte paper around.

I did my own tests on the inks -- both water resistance and ultraviolet light resistance.My Bic pen that marked the sample faded in two weeks of sunlight, but not my printed image!(I put a control in my filing cabinet to compare to.)I will not buy compatible cartridges, because I've already investigated the quality of the Epson ink and paper myself.I sell what I print for $185 a page.Sometimes a little less.With framing, more.

If you are a Linux user (and if you don't know what that means or you aren't sure, you can disregard this), you are in for a tough trip.The gimp-print drivers don't come close to matching the Epson Windows drivers for color quality.Not one little bit.Bug Epson about this.There are some adjustments possible with gimp-print, but it would be entirely trial-and-error.

I don't suggest going to the HP side to fix the Linux problem.HP says they "support" over 200 printers with Linux drivers, but the one I happened to try was abysmal.It couldn't even center the image on the page, Gimp didn't work at all, and neither did OpenOffice.At least with my Epson 1280, I have a little printing support (albeit with crummy colors).

If you've used other Epson printers, the 1280 might have slightly different color rendering.I had a Stylus Photo 820 which produced beautiful blues for sky and water.On the Stylus Photo 1280 (under Windows -- we're no longer on the Linux subject), these blues were more grey.I wish the 1280 came with the 820's coloring.

One other thing I like about the 1280:you can print very close to the bottom of the page.Not all the way, but closer than many other printers.This is very helpful.

I wish Epson made an affordable six-color printer like the 1280 with a wider format, perhaps 17" or 22".In my view, they don't.

One warning; Epson claims that the 1280 can print up to 13" x 44".I haven't found a supplier for paper that size.Epson doesn't seem to sell any.At least not in matte finish.

I never print glossy stuff (longevity considerations), so don't consider me to be any kind of authority on glossy stuff.

1-0 out of 5 stars Very Disappointing
I just bought the 1280 and I am extremly disappointed. I had a Canon i9100 for a couple of weeks, but returned it because it didn't print 11x14 borderless prints. The Epson did, so I bought it. Upon comparing the Canon i9100 to the Epson 1280, there really is no comparison. The Canon has vivid, and true color, the Epson prints couldn't come close to the Canon prints no matter what I did. The Canon is lightning fast. Even at it's highest resolution settings. The Epson is painstakingly slow at any setting other than draft mode. I was really hoping the Epson would work out for me, but no such luck. I'm returning the Epson and re-purchasing the Canon i9100. I'll just have to print out at 11x17 and trim off three inches when I need 11x14 prints. The $100 price difference for the Canon is well worth it.

1-0 out of 5 stars A real disappointment
I've had my printer now for 1.5 years, and have constantly battled with it.I've returned 3 and received 3 refurbished units, all with the same problems...(banding, ink randomly dropped on the photos, constant need to clean the print heads, etc.)...I thought it might be the USB connection, but saw no improvement when I switched it to the parallel port.I do think, however, that it has to do with the computer-printer interface, to have the same problem with 4 different units.I have 80-100 pages that printed so badly that I couldn't use them, which is pretty expensive given the amount of ink the printer consumes.Epson support was of very little help.I too have a friend who gets WONDERFUL prints off of her Epson 1280, but can't figure out why I don't get the same results...

2-0 out of 5 stars everyone else's is better than mine...
i am a design student and bought the 1280 because i could print 11X17's on it. i have had problems with faint horizontal lines and leaking cartridges, jammed heads just after i finished cleaning them, etc. i have a friend at school who also uses this model, and the same epson inks and epson paper as i do, and her print quality is much better than mine. the problems i've had come and go, and when i've gotten fed up, and called epson to replace it (within my warranty period) they wouldn't, saying it's the usb port that is the problem (i haven't had any other problems with the usb port on any other electronics). like i said, it usually works well, but it seems like when i need it the most, it fails for me. i wouldn'tpurchase it again. ... Read more


4. HP PhotoSmart 145 4" x 6" Photo Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $180.00
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Asin: B0000ACOW1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 10242
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The HP Photosmart 145 compact photo printer provides a fast and easy way to print and share photos on the go! Print professional-looking borderless 4 x 6-inch photos without a computer. Simply slip a digital camera memory card into a compatible card slot, choose the images, quantities and sizes you want to print using the convenient buttons and text LCD, and print. The compact size and speed (prints in as little as 90 seconds!) make it perfect for easy photo printing on the go. Your photos will look true-to-life - with crisp detail and vibrant color in up to 4800-optimized dpi. ... Read more

Features

  • Prints directly from your camera's memory card
  • Up to 4,800 dpi printing for vivid color and crisp detail
  • 2-line text-only LCD; 1 USB port, 4 memory card slots
  • HP Photo & Imaging software
  • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful printer
I got this for Christmas, and I love it! I've printed over 150 and still havent even run out of ink! Perfect to take on vacation! fits nicely into a large camera bag or a suitcase. very nice to send good pictures to family also. Im amazed at the quality out of a little printer. I had a larger hp photosmart printer and it was a horrible quailty. i am so happy with this printer.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awsome LITTLE printer
I purchased this printer for well under 100 dollars, with a free USB cord. I was amazed at the quality of the pictures it printed. The pictures looked like they where done by a pro. Easy to use right out of the box. The best buy I have made in a long time, very satisfied customer.

5-0 out of 5 stars great bang for the $$$
I was shocked at how well my digital photos came out with this printer. I will use my digital camera more now because of this printer. These photos look as good as regular photos do from a rolled filmed camera. can't say enough about the awsome quality of the photos. I'm using hp high gloss photo paper.

5-0 out of 5 stars A dandy little workhorse that I don't leave home without!
As Robert Redford said in the film "Out of Africa" (speaking of a phonograph) "they've finally come up with something useful!"That is my opinion of the HP Photosmart 145.This is a dandy little workhourse that will generate countless 4 x 6 photographs from your digital camera with no hassle or fuss.The HP 145 is a small, tight little package that you can easily pack away and take along on trips.

The HP 145 really helps make the "digital darkroom" a reality, even during trips.I take mine on my boat together with a small laptop computer, and can generate high-quality 4 x 6 photos right on the spot, after taking shots with various digital cameras.The HP 145 has a built-in CF card reader and also reads various other popular media and you can easily print directly from the CF card or other media even without the laptop too--the printer will print out a nice little thumbnail "index" showing little minatures of the photos each bearing an index number.You can then select and print the full photo.This also means that you don't need to bring a card reader along if you have your HP 145 since it functions as a digital media reader.Typically I will download my digital photos to my notebook computer's hard disk using my HP 145, view the photos on the notebook screen for printing, and then print selected photos with the HP 145.Great fun!

My HP 145 installed effortlessly on my IBM Thinkpad notebook computer (IBM TP 600E) running Windows XP, and is now my main printer for 4 x 6 photos and of course is the only printer I take along on trips.It is great fun to go on trips, take photos, and then give friends nicely framed photos the next day, or later the same day.Frankly, I never realized how much fun it was to have a printer along on trips.Most printers nowadays are big and bulky.This one is not.

I went with the 145 rather than the 245, the latter being the same printer but with an LCD color display.I decided that I wouldn't get 50 bucks worth of value out of the LCD display since a) I always bring my laptop along anyway since that is where I always download my CF card pictures to for storage on trips (that way you can re-use the CF card the next day); and b) the 145 has that neat index printing feature anyway, if you want to print without a computer.You decide.Either way, these are dandy little printers and I will likely never take another trip without bringing my HP 145 along.That is the hallmark of a truly useful product!

5-0 out of 5 stars the whole family is printing photos at home!!!!!!
This printer is so easy to use. We had the printer set up within 10 minutes and printed photos using the few pieces of photo paper included with the printer. We're so excited we need to order more photo paper so we can print more family photos! The printer easily accepts the memory card from our HP camera. This is so much fun!!!!!!!!!!! ... Read more


5. Canon S9000 Photo Inkjet Printer
by Canon
list price: $199.99
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Asin: B00005YX4V
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon
Sales Rank: 25478
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

With a combination of speed, precision, and brilliant color, the Canon S9000 brings professional-quality printing to home desktops. Enjoy print speeds as low as 37 seconds for a 4-by-6-inch border-free photo and about a minute for an 8-by-10.

A system of six ink tanks allows you to replace only the colors you need, cutting back on both cost and waste. The bubble-jet-style print head is equipped with 3,072 nozzles, which use Canon's Microfine Droplet technology to guarantee crisp, accurate detail and rich colors. With a resolution of 2,400 x 1,200 dpi and 49 levels of gradation, your photos will come out looking clean, bright, and true-to-life.

The border-free mode supports 4-by-6-, 8-by-10-, and 8.5-by-11-inch prints, resulting in professional-looking edge-to-edge photos you can be proud of. A large number of paper types and sizes are easily accommodated, including transparencies, fabric transfers, photo cards, banners, envelopes, letter, legal, A4, A5, and others, making this printer suitable for a wide range of professional and home applications. The input paper tray can hold 100 sheets of 17-lb. paper at a time.

Weighing about 18 pounds with a footprint of 22.5 by 13.1 inches, the printer is compact and easy to move. The software bundle includes appropriate drivers, a user's guide, PhotoRecord (PC), ImageBrowser (Mac), ZoomBrowser (PC), and PhotoStitch (PC/Mac). Installation is easy with a convenient USB port. A power cable and sample paper pack are also included. Canon provides a one-year warranty, with Instant Exchange, covering parts and service. ... Read more

Features

  • High-speed, professional-quality, six-color, large-format photo printer
  • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo prints in approximately 37 seconds
  • Produces large photo prints, up to 13 by 19 inches
  • 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution; 3,072 nozzles for exceptional speed and quality
  • Convenient USB interface; PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (30)

1-0 out of 5 stars READ Before you get a Canon S9000!
That Canon would make a printer requiring the user to return the entire machine to be taken into an authorized service shop is astonishing.

Eventually EVERY owner will see their S9000 warn them about the ink overflow pad at the bottom of the printer, and soon the printer will stop functioning. You will have no choice but to spend about half the cost of the printer to have the printer torn down, the pad replaced and the printer reset, unless you can do it yourself and void the warranty.

Other problems with the S9000 include a tempermental print head, which requires regular cleaning (and ink waste).

On our S9000 the paper alignment bar is extremely sticky, worse than any bottom-of-the-line printer we've operated.

The paper handling is pretty bad, and the S9000 will occasionally pull in paper at an angle even though it has fed straight.

After a year-and-a-half, our S9000 is about dead except for B&W printing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Never leave home to develop pictures again
I bought this printer from a reputable camera store in my town and used it once in the first two weeks.I only had Kodak printer paper and the results were bad.I had convinced myself the printer was going back and I decided to try Canon paper as a last ditch effort and I am so glad I did.
The pictures are amazing with Canon paper and its no more expensive then any other brand.With the initial cartidges I was able to print ten 13" x 19" photos, over ten 8 1/2" x 11" and numerous 4" x 6".I have only replaced two of the six cartridges.
I have a Canon 10D camera (6 megapixel) and the quality is stunning. I test printed 2 megapixel images at 13" x 19" and although pixelation was noticeable, the quality was still excellent.The color matching also was near perfect from what you see on the screen.The Easy Photo Print software that comes with makes it extremely easy and quick to create wallets, 5"x7"'s, 4"x6"s, 5"x5",8"x10", and true borderless prints and putting as many possible on the same page so not to waste paper.
I just got some Classic Pearl paper from Ilford (get from a camera store) and you can truly have professional prints at home.I have numerous photos of my daughter at work and have had colleagues ask where i got them printed and when i tell them at home with the S9000 they are truly amazed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow - now I got my own photo lab
Let me start with the strength of this dazzling product:
FAST - SILENT - and most importantly BEAUTIFUL picture quality.
There are some more professional reviews out there for this product (http://www.steves-digicams.com/printers.html) so I don't wanna cover every aspect - just what came to my attention and hasn't been covered there.
First this thing about borderless printing. The follow up product is the S9100 where you pay 200 more for more options on borderless printing for certain paper formats. The higher resolution of 4,800 by 1,200 compared to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi for this model gives you theoretically an advantage. Everybody who compared them said that the differences are minute and only noticable with a lense. Now with the S9000 you can print borderless the following papers: A4, A3, Letter(8.5x11) and 4x6. Every other format up to 13x19 appears with border. You only get to those formats in the software if you uncheck the "borderless printing" box.
About the paper to use with this printer I can only talk about what I tried personally. The Paper Pro seems to be the best. Equally good the Ilford smooth gloss (way cheaper and comes in larger amounts of papers- up to 200 sheets per box). The Canon Matte didn't convince at all. Maybe they work if you transform your pictures with digital darkroom software to an artifical painting, other than that: don't use it.
Finally the tint. The seperated cartridge system (6 different colors) saves you quite some money here. The poto magenta and the photo cyan seem to be the most needed. Check around for best prices (www.asap-inkjet-cartridges).
I did some math and came out way cheaper on my printer than in the local photolab. Particularly with large sized pictures you end up saving a lot of money. Another important aspect is that you can be way more creative with your own printer than the lab can be. What dissapointed me the most with a professional lab was that the computer software would cut away a considerable part of the picture. Now with your own printing software you can control the actual outcome way better.
So get this product and have fun!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Printer all around. For $200 it is bargain!
The new i9100 is different by the plastic cover construction and price tag around $... All the same, theprinting heads, the resolution and the size. 4800 dpi for i9100 is just another marketing trick. Trough the printing quality is very good, quiet and speedy. No problem at all. Use the right paper and right inks and it will do the right job for you. By far the most trouble-less photo printer I have experienced. With Os X works perfectly (as well as just everything with Apple!)

2-0 out of 5 stars Paper will not feed
I have always purchased high end Epson printers whenever a new printer came out.I was in a photo shop and saw a demo on the S9000 and bought one.It worked fine(with Canon Paper Pro only)until out of warranty.The paper feed now is is poor, destroying more paper than it prints, printing half photos when it does feed.Can't get any help from customer service.Ink is expensive and not easy to find.Have to stock up when it is available, or order over the Internet.Satisfied with print quality, but going back to Epson.All my camera gear is pro Canon and is superior, but high end Epson printers I think are a cut above in the printing arena. ... Read more


6. Hewlett Packard Color Upg Kit and Ink For Designjet 430
by Hewlett Packard

our price: $454.99
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Asin: B00004Z9PG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 25095
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Product Description

The color upgrade kit converts an HP Designjet 430 printer into an HP Designjet 450C printer. The instructions for installing the color upgrade kit are included in the User's Guide and below.The following items are included in the color upgrade kit (C4718A): color upgrade and firmware SIMM (single inline memory module); color carriage label; front panel overlay; 51640A - black pen; 51644Y - yellow pen; 51644C - cyan pen; 51644M - magenta pen. ... Read more


7. Epson CUTTER BLADE FOR STYLUS-PRO 4000 ( C12C815291 )
by Epson
list price: $95.00
our price: $87.39
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Asin: B00014WPCG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 99766
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Epson C12C815291 - Replacement Cutter Blade for Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer.. Replacement Cutter Blade for Epson Stylus Pro 4000 Printer.. ... Read more

Features

  • Genuine Epson
  • New Product
  • Free Shipping

8. 24in Print Stand/media Bin for Designjet 500/500ps/800/800ps
by Hewlett Packard

our price: $348.99
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Asin: B00006BBCL
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 114666
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Product Description

By using system components manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, you are assured a higher level of reliability and are less likely to experience compatibility problems. Hewlett-Packard testing is among the most rigorous in the industry so you can be confident that you're receiving the highest quality and dependability. This is a Printer stand and media bin. ... Read more


9. Epson Stylus Color 3000 Inkjet Printer
by Epson

Asin: B00004SYVG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 22984
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

The EPSON Stylus Color 3000 is a true A2 color inkjet printer offering a print width of 410 mm on A2 sheets, making it ideal for virtually all the in-house printing needs of design consultancies and architectural, engineering and product design offices. The printer has a tractor unit for continuous paper feeding while the standard paper roll holder allows this versatile printer to output banners 410 mm wide by up to 5 meters long making it equally suited to the large format requirements of the professional graphics studio. The printer also features Individual high capacity ink cartridges. The Stylus Color 3000 features EPSON'S new PerfectPicture Imaging System, with Super MicroDot providing superb 1440 dpi PhotoReal output for both Mac and PC users. Bundled with the printer is the FREE Epson PLOT! - enabling the printing of HPGL and HPGL/2 plots. ... Read more

Features

  • Professional-quality large format printing on paper up to 17 by 22 inches
  • Micro Piezo technology with AcuPhoto halftoning for natural flesh tones
  • 1,440 x 720 resolution; optional Ethernet for EtherTalk, Novell, and TCP/IP networking
  • USB, parallel, and serial ports; PC and Mac compatible
  • Adobe PostScript Level 2, Pantone-calibrated color system; Apple ColorSync and ICC compatible

Reviews (17)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't let anyone give you one for free
This is quite possibly the worst printer ever made in all printer history.The color is horrible, it jams the paper every other print, slow as mollasses, impossible to service, and just generally looks bad.The roller-arms are spaced so that they never take its own specially priced paper straight into the feeder. Ink Cleanings usually last for two prints on most minimal print settings, then degrade into splotchy lined garbage.Makes the most horrible noises when printing and death rattles when jammed or confused. Don't let anyone give you one even for free. and for heavan's sake, don't actually spend money on one.I have two, one for parts, and the other for parts backup, as both are equally on their way to a trash heap in South America where orphan childern can beat the living daylights from its horrible plastic casing. If negative stars were available for review, this product would deserve them.

1-0 out of 5 stars 2 words: Garbage
2 words: Feeder Failure.
May take 10 or more tries to get the very expensive paper to feed correctly. Then, it might just decide that it doesn't want to print any more and eject halfway. MANY wasted sheets!

2 words: Broken Brain
The software for this thing is awful.
The MAC RIP software is, without a doubt, the worst software ever unleashed on the public. Can't even begin to explain, it just doesn't work and crashes constantly.

2 words: No Support.
Where are the fixes???

2 words: Don't Buy!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Hillbilly Photographer
I have owned and used my Epson 3000 printer for nearly two years now with great results.At the time of purchase, it was the only printer available in its size range, which was its selling point for me.After recently converting it over to archival pigmented inks (Generations ProPhoto Inks from mediastreet.com) and creating a custom profile for the new inks, I can honestly say that I get better color from this printer than from my Epson 2000P.I do use the 3000 with an old PC with Windows 98 since there isn't a suitable driver for Windows XP.For those having trouble getting paper to feed in correctly, try feeding it in from the back.This works especially well with glossy photo paper, which does tend to misfeed from the front.This printer is regularly used to make 16x24 inch display prints originating from a Canon EOS-1Ds, and the results are amazing with vibrant, realistic colors and sharp detail.The only real problem I've ever had is occasional very slight banding, but this really isn't noticeable 95% of the time.Hopefully the new Epson 4000 will do an even better job, but the drawback there will be having to buy seven or even eight colors of ink instead of the four used by the 3000.

3-0 out of 5 stars Printer won't work with Windows XP!
As a graphics designer this has been a good printer for me. It makes beautiful prints. The only drawback is that Epson has not decided to join the rest of us in the 21st Century. If you would like an expensive nice desktop printer, this is the one for you. However, if you do graphic design and require a StylusRIP Adobe Level 2 Postscript Driver...here's a newsflash...This printer is NOT XP compatible. In fact it's not Windows ME, or Windows 2000 compatible. There are no postscript drivers for anything higher than Windows 95/98. After several days of trying to speak to a human at Epson's Tech Support, I finally spoke to someone, and gleaned that they are in no hurry to advance with the times. At some point in the future they plan to develop an XP compatible StylusRIP driver. After a great expense and effort, I upgraded my office system and software to Windows XP. Because I had to have a RIP, I was forced to revert everything back to Windows 98. My bad!I should have checked, but I assumed that a company as large as Epson would be as progressive as the rest of us. All in all, I still like this printer. I am hoping that they will get on the ball soon.

3-0 out of 5 stars pros vs cons
Pros:
- Inkjet cartriges are big and last a long time.
- Color is very nice just make sure you use good paper.
- Paper takes large sizes and different thickness.

Cons:
- Not supported for Mac OS X!
- No background prining allowed (u can't do anything while printing!)
- Parallel port only means slow and need usb adapter with new mac.
- Has problem grabing paper which means u need to sit and watch it do each print. This is one of the worst problems.
- Error messages that u need to click ignore button. This gets old fast after 100 print out! ... Read more


10. Hewlett Packard D-Size Roll Paper Feeder For Designjet 400 Series
by Hewlett Packard

our price: $317.99
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Asin: B00004Z8UP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 152724
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Product Description

HP 24-inch Roll Feeder - 1 Roll(s)Convert your HP Designjet 400 Series printer from sheet-feed to roll-feed. You won't have to hassle with individual sheets of paper and you will spend less time at the printer when you use rolls of paper. It is able to work both on a tabletop and a printer stand.Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theHP C4717A - D-SIZE (24IN) ROLL PAPER FEEDER FOR DESIGNJET 400 SERIES and all other HP Plotters ... Read more


11. Hewlett Packard E-Size Roll Paper Feeder For Designjet 400 Series
by Hewlett Packard

our price: $317.99
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Asin: B00004Z8UQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 147707
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Product Description

HP Roll FeederHewlett Packard offers you a wide choice of different accessories for your printers providing you with best solutions and delivering superb quality and manageability. This optional rollfeed kit for the 4XX series will serve a good addition to your DesignJet if your target is big presentations. Nice electronics is your source for everyday low prices on theHP C4719A - E-SIZE (36IN) ROLL PAPER FEEDER FOR DESIGNJET 400 SERIES and all other HP Plotters ... Read more


12. HP DesignJet 20PS Large-Format Color Printer
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $1,795.00
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Asin: B000067SUO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 117193
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Product Description

HEWLETT-PACKARD (C7790B) Designjet 20ps Wide Format B-Size Graphics Printer ... Read more

Features

  • USB and parallel interfaces, USB cable included; PC/Mac
  • Up to 2,400 x 1,200 dpi resolution; up to 10 ppm speed
  • Variable print speeds produce B-size images between 2 and 4 minutes
  • Internal color sensor, automatic closed-loop color calibration
  • 400-sheet total input capacity; 16 MB memory

13. HP Photosmart 145 ( Q3025A#ABA )
by Hewlett Packard (Consumables)

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Asin: B0000C3GVY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard (Consumables)
Sales Rank: 92048
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Features

  • Great for any office
  • Up to 4800-optimized dpi
  • 16MB, USB

14. HP UV UPGKIT DESIGNJET 5500 ( C2377A#ABA )
by Hewlett Packard

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Asin: B00008IHR4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
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Product Description

HP is a leading technology solutions provider for consumers and businesses with market leadership in fault-tolerant servers, UNIX servers, Linux servers, Windows servers, storage solutions, management software, imaging and printing and PCs. Its R&D investment fuels the invention of products, solutions and new technologies, so that HP can better serve customers and enter new markets. HP invents, engineers and delivers technology solutions that drive business value, create social value and improve the lives of its customers.This kit includes a UV ink tubes assembly, 6 setup pens, a storage box for 6 printheads and printhead cleaners, and firmware upgrade software on CD-ROM. ... Read more


15. Epson Stylus Photo 2200 Inkjet Printer
by Epson
list price: $749.99
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Asin: B000067V0A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Epson
Sales Rank: 13157
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Product Description

STYLUS PHOTO 2200 INKJTPR PHOTO DYE INK USB ... Read more

Features

  • Interchangeable standard and matte ink cartridges for black-and-white prints
  • USB, Firewire and Parallel interfaces
  • 2,880 x 1,440 dpi maximum resolution in black and color
  • Roll paper holder and built-in automatic cutter
  • Economical ink system with 7 separate UltraChrome cartridges

Reviews (65)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great photographic printer
I am currently in college studying photography and this printer is our most common printer.

Remember, you're not going to get accurate color with ANY printer. Every printer has it's own specific range of colors it can reproduce. The key to a good printer is getting predictable results.

Hints for good results with less stress:
--> Get profiles for the specific papers you use. (If you don't have the time or equipment to do it yourself, you can find them online.)
--> Turn the printer off when not in use. (This saves the nozzles from getting clogged so much.)
--> The little red lights correspond to the inks. If the 3rd light is on, the 3rd ink is out.
--> If one of the red ink lights is blinking, go ahead and print, it's still got a bit of life in it... if the light is burning steady, change the ink.
--> This is not a document printer. Get a cheap HP for that.
--> You don't need any more than 360ppi in your image. Any more, and you're just making it slower. (Do some tests printing the same photo at different image resolutions. Try 360, 240, 180, 100, 72. See where the resolution falls off, and then you'll know what you really need for a decent print.)
--> Turn off high speed. Sometimes when printers lay ink down in both directions, it can get out of alignment. (I have never seen this, but my professor has, which is why nobody at my school even tries to print at high speed.)
--> Don't print full bleed. Well, you can, it's just better if you don't. Trust me on this.
--> To switch between photo black and matte black ink is a real hassle. You'll use an entire cartridge just to flush out the old ink. So, if you can help it, don't. I wish you could have both and just tell it which black to use, but alas, it's not perfect.
--> Use an image editing program (Adobe Photoshop is best) to make your pictures look the way you want before printing. Target your file for printing. (Meaning: make a duplicate flattened, sized, and sharpened file. Then print.)


My favorite paper is Ilford Smooth Pearl. I use it for just about everything.

For decent black and white prints, use matte black ink on Epson Velvet Fine Art, Watercolor, or Enhanced Matte papers.


The verdict:
This printer is great! When I set up my own lab, this will be my printer.

I hope this helps you with your purchase!

5-0 out of 5 stars Epson 2200
As most of the previous reviews have stated this is a great printer and I wholeheartedly agree. I use Adobe Photoshop CS for my photos and the biggest problem I ran into was that the image on my monitor didn't quite match the printed image. This may be OK for some but being a perfectionist I had to adjust the image in Photoshop which is a hit or miss proposition (ie make the image lighter in photoshop to get a darker printed image which was satisfactory). The solution I decided on was to get color management software called MonacoEZcolor (I also got the colorimeter option) so that a color profile can be generated of the monitor and the printer. With the profiles generated you can then set the Photoshop image on your monitor to look like what the printed image will be. Unfortunately to do this I also had to purchase a scanner to profile the printer. $500 later (scanner and color management software with colorimeter) I'm getting better prints but it is costly, however if your a professional or just trying to get the best prints possible you may want to factor in color management software.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the center of my home photo-lab

I have used this printer for over a year now to support my hobby of ultra high resolution semi-digital photography.Using a different Epson product I scan 4x5 film negatives, creating 100 megapixel images, and then print them on my Stylus Photo 2200.I use 13x19 semi-gloss paper, and typically print at maximum quality.The results are vastly better than any photo lab I can imagine.Really -- I can't think of any way to suggest print quality improvement.

I do black-and-white maybe three quarters of the time, and when I do color it's lurid.Detail is astonishing, and I have been very satisfied with the borderless printing.The printer always warns me that it might not do as well at borderless printing, but I tell it not to worry and it always does fine.

I have used only the standard 7 inks.I've been very impressed with how easy ink cartridge replacement has been.I am glad that I have left behind the bad old days of throwing out *all* the ink because *one* of the colors ran out.The 2200 allows me to only replace the ink cartridge that actually ran out, which is even more important for the cityscape photography that I do -- in color, the sky uses a lot of cyan.

I don't know about text quality, since I've never printed any of that, but the thought makes me nervous.Like it would if someone suggested using a thoroughbred horse to pull a plow.Don't do that, it's silly.

Use this printer to make great big beautiful photographic prints of flawless quality on lovely paper.For this purpose, I really can't imagine how it could be better.

If it ever dies, I'll get another just like it.If I ever get rich, I'll get another just like it except even bigger.

Thanks, Epson.Please keep doing this.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very Nice, But Can stand Some Improvements...
The Epson 2200 Stylus Photo is a very nice printer.That said, there are still several areas that should be improved upon for the next version to make it a “perfect” printer.

Looks…
• Black & silver just does not do it for me at all.
• The color scheme does not blend in well with all my other computer equipment.
• It seems that every manufacturer is trying to be bold & different by coming up with new wild color schemes. The results are that my computer system now looks more like a modern artist painting then a computer system.Light green, dark green, black, light silver, dark silver, gray, & oh yes plain old reliable computer beige… still my overall favorite!
• The black color makes it very hard to attach the front tray as I can’t see the mounting holes (also very black) to mount it.
• Why is the front of the automatic cut-off device rounded & not flat?Because of its roundness, the front tray can not be put in an upright storage position like it can without the cut-off device.Also, there is no lock for an upright position for the front tray like there is without the cut-off device.The mounting holes for the cut-off device are a little too wide for the front tray which just barely fits without falling out… an oversight?Left hand not talking to the right?

Inks…
• Not supplying the Matte Black cartridge was a big oversight…
 Many reviews of the printer have commented on the poor text quality of the 2200.At $699.00 USD they are amazed that such an oversight could happen.
 Some of the reviewers seem to not be aware of the missing eighth Matte Black cartridge.Unless you read all the instructions, the Matte Black cartridge is not too apparent.I am sure that most reviewers do not have the time to totally go through all the instructions to find the little points like this… they simply test the product as supplied by the vendor.Even if they do happen to notice mention of the Matte Black cartridge in the instructions, few reviewers have the time to acquire & test the printer with the extra cartridge.
 An example of such a review is Consumers Reports (May 2003 pg 31).They made comments such as “If you want excellent photo printing but care little for text or graphics” & “At text and graphics, however, it was only so-so”.Consumers only mentioned seven inks so I am sure they also were not aware of the eighth Matte Black ink.
 I also was dismayed (at first) by the poor text quality until I discovered the Matte Black cartridge in combination with bright white high quality inkjet paper.This does run up the overall cost of printing text on this printer not to mention the labor cost to swap black cartridges & get them working.
 As nice a find as the Matte Black cartridge was, I believe there still needs to be some overall improvement in text printing as the only way to currently get good text is to print at higher resolutions which slows everything down & runs up the cost.
 Many $99 & $199 USD printers do a better job with text at lower resolutions.
• Switching Photo Black for Matte Black…
 Switching cartridges is a real pain in the you-know-what as each time this is done much ink is lost due to the ink head cleaning which seems to take place every time a cartridge is replaced.
 This runs up my total cost for ink & labor & is not a good thing.I’m very tired of having to constantly switch between the two black cartridges for best results.
 I find I use the Matte Black for about 90% of my printing.Often when I switch cartridges, the one just installed will not print as it has dried out in storage (yes in a tightly sealed plastic freezer bag).I loose much ink trying to get it started.Sometimes, after several head cleanings, it won’t start at all after being in storage (and opened) for awhile so I have to throw out a nearly full cartridge.A real @!#$% pain in the you-know-what not the mention the additional cost in time & dollars!

Software…
• A lot of little things need improving to bring the software up to a more usable standard…
 After doing a Nozzle check, I should have the option to only clean the one or two print heads that need cleaning & not all of nothing.Currently all heads are cleaned if they need it or not.This takes too much time & waste a lot of ink which adds to the cost of owning this printer.
 Adding the eighth Matte Black cartridge will simplify (and make less confusing) the paper selection in the software.
 Currently, after a Photo Black or Matte Black cartridge swap, the paper associated with them does not show up in the Paper Quality & Options unless I open & close the software a couple of times.This is confusing to the user as it at first appears that nothing has happen & the printer did not acknowledge the new cartridge & paper choices.
 Changing saved settings in the Paper Quality & Options does not always take.I have to re-select it several times before it finally takes.I had the same problem with Minimize Margins.
 The Print Nozzle Check shows the colors in an improper order.
o Currently order… Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light cyan, Light magenta, & Light black.
o Should show in the actual order of the ink cartridges… Black, Light black, Cyan, Light cyan, Magenta, Light magenta, & Yellow.This would also be in order with the Status Monitor which shows the inks in proper order.
o The reason this is necessary (other then to make more since) is because when one or two inks stop working it is very difficult to determine by the printout which cartridge to replace as I often can’t tell which color is bad as the printout for the color is missing.I usually end up playing a guessing game of elimination & comparing the printout to the actual inks until I determine which ones are ok on the printout thereby eliminating all the good ones leaving only the bad one that did not print.This is totally ridiculous & needs to be changed to reflect the actual colors in the proper order.

Next Version of this Printer (see above for details
• Go back to a more conservative color.
• Improve overall text quality!
• Add the missing Matte Back cartridge for a total of eight cartridges.
 Will actually reduce the total cost of operation to the user.
 Will simplify the paper selection in the software.
 Will improve (somewhat) text quality on plain paper.
• Change the automatic cut-off device so it better accepts the front tray...
 Flat front.
 Easier install front tray.
 Lock in upright position.
• Speed up the overall printing process.A printer of this cost should be very fast!
• Improve the software… make less confusing & easier to use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Graphic Arts Printer
I bought the Epson 2200 just under a year ago from Amazon.It has performed flawlessly from the first day.I don't use any color management other than my eyes--after the first experiments with various papers and settings I fell into a routine that generally gets me a perfect print the first time.

For glossy prints I found that Pictorico Gallery Gloss works best.But this printer opened my eyes to high quality matte printing, mostly Epson Enhanced Matte, Epson Water Color, Moab Entrada or Illuminata papers, with occasional forays into Arches.And for non-photographic work, I have used ordinary water-color paper from the local art supply store, which worked great for broad stroke styles of graphic art, less so for detailed work.

Unlike most of the world, I use Corel PhotoPaint instead of PhotoShop, although that may change in the future if Corel doesn't provide a good upgrade.The point being that there are probably many software solutions that will work just fine with the 2200.

I haven't yet tried any third party inks, perhaps someday.Unlike some others, I've had excellent black and white results.Sometimes with the full color set, other times with black ink only.The trick seems to be to punch it up in PhotoPaint (or -Shop), carefully adjusting contrast, making certain your blacks are truly black and your whites are truly white by adjusting levels and curves.A RIP would be the ideal solution, but it is expensive.To be sure, B&W is trickier than color--it usually requires multiple attempts to get it right.

The funny thing is I bought the 2200 to print superior architectural renderings; it does, and it's even tax deductible.But after a few months I noticed that I had the 'finest under $1000 photo printer' on the market sitting on my desk, so I bought a 5mp digital camera.Watching that first color print come out of the machine reminded me of how I felt a few decades ago when I was 12 and watched my first black and white print come up in the developer.

Highly Recomended. ... Read more


16. Hewlett Packard Postscript Upg Kit For Designjet 700 750C 750 Plus
by Hewlett Packard
list price: $1,195.00
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Asin: B00004ZA16
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
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Product Description

This is a PostScript Level 2 upgrade kit for HP DesignJet 700, 750C, and 750C+ printers. ... Read more


17. HP DESIGNJET 120 MEDIA RIP-TCP/IP ( Q1291A#ABA )
by Hewlett Packard Office

Asin: B000099SYA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
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Product Description

Information technology professionals rely on HP quality to ensure maximum productivity. As the power of applications, processors, memory adapters and storage devices increases, high-end computer users are seeking ways to optimize their system performance. HP provides leading solutions, adding new levels of performance, availability, flexibility, and management. ... Read more


18. MULTI ROLL FEEDER-DESIGNJET 1050C PLUS
by Hewlett Packard

Asin: B00006HUUW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
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Product Description

HEWLETT PACKARD (C2394B#ABA) HP Designjet Multi-roll feeder ... Read more


19. Refurbished HP Photosmart Photo Printer (145) (Q3025A#ABA)

Asin: B00068XQSO
Catlog: Photography
Sales Rank: 9122
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Amazon.com Product Description

HP's remarkably compact and lightweight PhotoSmart 145 photo printer delivers high 4,800 dpi resolution images, in crisp detail and vibrant color, right to the palm of your hand. Producing 4-by-6-inch borderless prints in approximately 90 seconds, the 2.9-pound PhotoSmart 145 is able to print directly from your digital camera's memory card, so you can literally print at any time, anywhere.

With four built-in memory card slots, you'll have no worries about compatibility either. The PhotoSmart 145 accepts CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Secure Digital/Multi Media Card and xD-Picture Card media, so it's compatible with virtually any digital camera. And, a built-in two-line LCD enhances navigation and easily guides you through each task.

The HP PhotoSmart 145 offers USB connectivity for easy connection to your PC or Mac and comes with a complete bundle of photo and imaging software to let you edit images and even create custom photo slide shows, which can be saved to a CD. If you're a black-and-white buff, consider adding the optional HP 59 (C9359A) gray photo ink cartridge for high-quality prints. The PhotoSmart 145 comes with just about everything you'll need to get started except a USB cable.

What's in the Box
HP PhotoSmart 145 compact printer (refurbished), HP 57 tri-color cartridge, power supply, manual, setup poster, CD-ROM with photo and imaging software (PC and Mac); USB cable not included ... Read more

Features

  • Up to 4,800 dpi printing for vivid color and crisp detail
  • 2-line text-only LCD
  • 1 USB port, 4 memory card slots
  • HP Photo & Imaging software
  • PC and Mac compatible

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