Scanner and Printer

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by giganten, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. giganten macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I am looking for a good printer and scanner. I am student so dont have very much to spend but I want something good, that I can use for some years. The scanner will mostly be used to scan sketches and thing like that.
    I think an A4 scanner will be fine as most of my work I do now is on A4 or smaller.
     
  2. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Please, what do you recommend for scanner and printer. What brand, model?
     
  3. oscuh macrumors 6502

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    I'd recommend most of the HP models. Even the $99 scanners will do a good job, allow for scanning negs as well as images/docs, etc. Their interface is also quite easy to use, especially compared to Microtek or Epson.

    Same for HP inkjet printers. Low priced, but a good value overall.
     
  4. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on what you need

    If you ae doing photo restoration & need quality Epson has a few good scanners with High D-Max, & Transparency adapters for less than 300.00. IMO The quality of Epson is better than HP.
    Epson also has 3 or 4 inexpensive printers (Less than $100.00) that print very high quality, have individual ink cartridges, & also print on DVD & CD printable discs.

    1.Look for a scanner with at least a 3.6 d-max (The maximum density the scanner can read) more density the better it will read shadows & highlights.
    You could take a photo, or artwork with you to Circut City or Frys & ask a sales guy to scan from a few scanners, and print a glossy sample from a few different printers, that way you have an informed, non biased decision.
     
  5. oscuh macrumors 6502

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    At the higher end, I would move out beyond the realm of HPs, but based on what gigaten is saying regarding usage, HP is still the way I'd go. My guess is that $300 for a scanner is out of reach for most students on a tight budget.
     
  6. ilogic macrumors regular

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    I use a Canon Pixma MP 600 best damn printer I've ever owned, under 200$ comes with fantastic prints and scanning quality. It may have problems printing over a Print Server... if you don't have a print server, it is a great printer that my wife and I use and are always proud of...
     
  7. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the help guys.
    Is this scanner good, Canon CanoScan LiDE 600F?
     
  8. oscuh macrumors 6502

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    Ack!

    I've yet to have good luck with Canons ... please just get an HP or dare I say it, Epson.
     
  9. giganten thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay. will look on some of the hp models, maybe ScanJet G3010 or the G4010?
     

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