Hi. I need your help. I have a Canon BJC-5100 inkjet printer that is supposed to deliver photo quality prints. I have not been able to get anything remotely decent and, in fact, it won't deliver a clean, unstreaked print no matter how much I clean the heads or how new the ink cartridges are. I've been using the best glossy photo paper available so I'm sure it's not that.
I'm ready to spend more on something that will give me satisfactory results. Does anyone have any recommendations on brands, types, etc.? I'm open to all suggestions.
I shoot slides and have a film scanner that can give me some nice images. Now, I need a way to get some nice prints out of it. Nice enough to try to sell?
I would suggest the Canon S900/S9000. I just got the S900 (the narrow format version, same hardware/technology as the S9000) and have been extremely happy with my prints. From the FIRST borderless 4x6 through the next 20 or so, the results have been flawless, virtually indistinguishable from "actual" photos. This machine is quick, quiet, and has given me no challenges out of the box (other than having to manually set up the driver, as my ancient laptop couldn't "find" the USB connection).
Not one person (consumers, not professionals!) who has seen the output from this printer can tell it isn't from a photo lab. No kidding. Cost was $289 at Best Buy.
Hey, thanks for the info! I'll look into both models. I don't mind spending a bit more though for something that will really be a step up. I'd already heard about the Epson 2200 and will be seriously looking at that one. In the long run, I think it will be worth it to spend more on this end. I've gone through two lower-priced Canons that supposedly delivered what I needed, but I was fooling myself.
I just returned from Houston from attending one of Epson's Print Academy seminars. If you are interested in acquiring an Epson Printer, may I suggest you attend one of their seminars. Here is the link to their website showing where the seminars will be held throught out the U.S., http://www.epsonprintacademy.com/home.shtml
I own the Epson 1280 and have been satisfied with this printer. The 2200 uses pigment inks, whereas the 1280 uses dye based inks. The pigment inks will give much more longevity.
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