Re: printer suggestions?
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lea Murphy" <lea@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: "List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students" <photoforum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:41 AM Subject: printer suggestions?I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a reasonably priced cheapie printer that will do a pretty great job printing business materials on good quality plain paper stock. Some will include photographs so it's important they look good.
I've been using my Epson 3800 to do it but it's not doing a great job on the plain paper and I can't seem to find settings that will.
Can anyone suggest a printer that will handle text and photos well on good plain paper?
I'd definitely suggest looking into laser printers, a lot are selling for ridiculously cheap prices - making the profits on the inks.. but bargains are to be had. A large retailer here in Oz was selling a very nice $600 laser printer for $89 at one point.. people were buying them, keeping the inksets and onselling or throwing out the actual printers. awesome business decision, Major Retailer.. and it's not like they did this just once either ! maybe looking over some of the printer supply websites at the specials or promotions on a regular basis will pick you up a similar bargain
I'd also suggest getting along to a business center or laser specialist and having a look at the print output then going a search on google for your model + "laser printer comparison cost per page" and seeing what you see
maybe a place to start: http://printers.toptenreviews.com/laser/http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/collection/1674/top_10_color_laser_printers.html