Good Photo Printers for Black & White......

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Mr.Noisy, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    It's time to start looking for a new printer, For the last few years ive been using a canon ip3000 & Epson Glossy photo paper for photography and it's produced some really nice black and white prints, and a Canon ip1200 for letters, But now if possible I want just the 1 printer primarily for Photography and mainly for Black and white images, but one thats able to print letters when required, most of the prints I do are 8x10 but I may need to think about A3 size too, Usually I outsource the printing of larger images but it's time to do it myself, I just want a few idea's before I explore the market so I know where I am going, Cartridge or bottle feed systems I don't mind which, The only brands ive ever used are Canon and Epson, But i'd consider others, any idea's, experiences & general input greatly received ;)
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    How much do you want to spend? I'm extremely pleased with my Canon Pixma Pro9000, especially using it with some of the really nice Canon art A3 and A3+ papers. I couldn't quite stretch to the 9500. About US$450 upwards online.

    Like my camera and scanner, I've never had any problems with Canon gear and Macs.
     
  3. Lovesong macrumors 65816

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    If you're looking for a B&W printer, then either the Epson 2880 or the 3800 would suit. I currently use a 3800, due to the fact that it can print up to 17" wides, and the 58ml cartridges, unlike those in the 2880 (or the Canon 9500), which are ~11ml.
     
  4. Mr.Noisy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mr.Noisy

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    Thanks for the replies guys, Lovesong thanks I have seen a few Epson printers but I think I'm leaning towards a Canon and thanks Blue Velvet I think something like the Canon Pro 9000 or 9500 might be perfect, Nikon & canon working in harmony, But i do like epson glossy paper, Black and white prints pop on it, just one thing, what are the canon Pro 9000/9500's like for printing documents? i do have some stuff like confirmation letters and diagrams that need printing from time to time.

    Thank you for the Replies, Guess i'm buying a Canon (only the printer)............Maybe ;)
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Personally, I prefer to use Canon papers, they have some nice glossy ones and I know that ink coverage and colour accuracy will be just right... but I don't know about printing documents, I also have an A4 laser printer just for mono pages.

    Like most colour printers it has a plain paper setting and draft/fast settings within print setup, but you may have to do a little Googling around to read some reviews. It doesn't have a deep sliding tray for paper, but a fold-out shelf at its rear.
     
  6. pixproff macrumors newbie

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    For my B&W prints, I converted an old Epson R200 to use Quadtone inks, an inkset that has 6 different shades of black ink. I get excellent B&W prints that are hard to tell that it was printed on an inkjet printer.
     

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