Non rip off printer recommendation

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by northernmunky, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

    northernmunky

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    Hi,
    Being slightly fed up with inkjet printers containing ridiculously little ink and chips that claim the cartridge is empty when it isn't (we all know the story). Can anyone recommend a good colour inkjet printer for photography use that they swear by?

    Currently have an Epson R285 I'm looking to replace.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

    Apple fanboy

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    Why not have a look through here?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1640587
     
  3. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

    Kebabselector

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    Check out a continuous or refilable ink system instead.

    http://www.inkexpress.co.uk/catalogue/Ink-Cartridges/Epson/Stylus Photo R285.html
     
  4. steveash macrumors 6502

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  5. northernmunky thread starter macrumors 6502a

    northernmunky

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    You know what, thats probably the best suggestion! Likely cheaper than even buying refillables that has less that 4ml of ink and and is fixed by the chip to stop working even if its still half full!

    Going to buy a laser for my day to day :)
     
  6. steveash macrumors 6502

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    That's the conclusion I came to. Sending my printing out not only saves money but means I don't have to compromise on size or stress about running out of ink half way through an A3 print... The Print Space can send you a sample pack of papers to choose from. I generally prefer the C-type prints as they feel more natural/analogue like a traditional photo.
     

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