Looking to buy a printer for snapshots.
My spouse likes to take good snapshots and wants to print them, mostly postcard size...
We have a color laser for normal printing so this printer does not have to be able to do standard office stuff.
#1. "RE: Inexpensive printer for snapshots" | In response to Reply # 0dm1dave Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Mon 17-Dec-12 08:14 PM
As long as you are not looking for exhibition grade photos or fine art printing I think you would probably be happy with any of the inexpensive (Epson, HP, cannon) that are marketed as photo printers.
#2. "RE: Inexpensive printer for snapshots" | In response to Reply # 0quenton8 Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Mon 17-Dec-12 11:20 PM | edited Mon 17-Dec-12 11:22 PM by quenton8
I started that way. I researched cheap printers for photos and settled on a Canon 4500 -- no longer existed so I got a 4600 -- something like $69 -- cheaper than a full set of ink (should have purchased lots of them and just used the ink ).
After a short time of thinking this was just wonderful, I went for a semi-pro printer with pigment inks, and was thrilled with it. The 4600 now prints paper documents and emails etc.
I got an Epson 2880 for about $600 with a $200 rebate because it was at end of its life (Epson 3000 replaced it, larger and thus less expensive ink cartridges). I have been thrilled -- the extra cost was worth it for me. Some of my older Canon 4600 dye-ink prints have changed colour already despite claims of long-life. The pigment inks are archival quality.
Given that the ink costs overshadow the printer costs, you might think about a better quality as an investment -- never know when you might want to do a bit more than just snaps!