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roachello
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: Need a new printer Reply with quote

Hello all you art folks!

What's a good printer to get to print out renderings/photos? I need something detailed, fast, and preferably with a scanner. $200 max budget
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hm,

an epson 9000 something comes to mind , remember using that, don't know much about it, maybe ask at gigposters or something ? they know their stuff Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh and i would get a seperate printer and scanner, never know if one fucks up the other's out of use too Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was going to recommend epson. my photog instructor uses just that. seems to work well for her. Very Happy as for model, no idea. check out the one kim has posted.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put on a backpack and go to the local Campus. Find the Media Lab or Center and use their expensive printers.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just don't buy HP - too fucking expensive. Epson are alright, I suppose, but Samsung seem to be about the best bang for buck, lately.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

epson inks cost a bomb- you need to get them refilled or buy no-name copies, a full set works out almost as much as a new printer, the dogs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

but...you need good ink to make good prints. you need to be checking that shit and seeing how long it lasts and what not. again, you get what you pay for. i haven't checked into inks in awhile, but from past experiences, don't buy cheap stuff to print good things. it fades and discolors FAST. the less acid the better.

honestly, for printing, i send it out or upload it. i can't be arsed to print my shit at home cuz it's way too pricey. it's best to upload it to pro sites (for good prints). i have a favorite that i've used in the past, and i stick by them. everything's always been AWESOME.

that's my recommendation. get a good scanner and a decent printer. for great quality prints, send it out. it's cheaper anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an HP officejet 5610 and I absolutely loathe it. Putting the ink in is confusing as hell, it takes a while to print out even in black and white, and I can't even get the scanner to work (I followed the directions and everything Sad ).

Printing on campus is not helpful at all to us design students. First of all, we have to print in color and in high detail, gloss paper, etc. and we print in mega bulk! We also get our projects done like a few hours before they're due even if we don't slack off. It's a hell of a major but I do it for the results and because of the mega cool factor Cool

A friend recommended me that Canon is a good brand, but I'll see if I can find an affordable Epson. Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no no no no: buy a Canon rather than an Epson, every time. PMed too.
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