View Full Version : Need some help

12-28-2003, 01:31 PM
For you guys that sell prints of your original art work what printer do you use and what kind of paper do you print to.......

12-28-2003, 02:23 PM
There are some huge threads on this. I think if you search on "inkjet" it will come up.

I gather there are only a couple options. Epson seems the most common with archival inks. HP has a new system with archival inks also (unfortunately, not for my printer, 970 cse :(). The paper is also important.


12-28-2003, 03:33 PM
Thanks Laura, I was looking at an HP 9650 wide format printer today, prints up to 13" x 19".......will do a search...thank you again

12-28-2003, 05:27 PM
I have the premium plus photo paper for the HP. It's supposed to last 70 years if you have their "6-color or 7-color printing system". I would guess that printer model would be one. You can also email HP and ask them.


12-28-2003, 05:29 PM
Thanks, good idea.....since the store wont have any in till tuesday, i might just e-mail HP......

12-28-2003, 06:16 PM
I have a Canon i9100 Printer...prints up to 13x19 inches.

I use Canon Photo Paper Pro and it does a fantastic job.

I will second the notion that your ink is as important as your paper for archival issues. Never skimp on either one!

I wouldn't trade my printer for anything, it's been nothing but a joy to own.

:) :) :)

12-28-2003, 06:21 PM
I use an epson stylus photo 1280.

they're wonderful printers to work with, and epson's support has been wonderful!

not that i've had any problems - but for asking questions they're great.

12-28-2003, 06:44 PM
Thank you Ivy and meriadoc,.......I was thinking in the lines of selling prints of my original artwork and would really like to know the exact type of paper that you print on for selling on e-bay.......I understand that the ink and paper is very inportant......thank you all for your help.....lots to think about.

12-28-2003, 07:32 PM
I have the Epson Stylus CX3100 and I use the Epson glossy and the Preium Kodak glossy. Both print out beautifully

12-28-2003, 07:47 PM
Barb ..it's very important to use ARCHIVAL inks and most printers do not come with that

I believe EPSON has some availbale.

I know you can get them, and fillyour cartridges yourself.

Someone will be along who knows.....

12-28-2003, 07:54 PM
the epson 2200 is the only desktop printer they have with pigment inks, although there are third party pigment (archival) inks for the 1280 that equal that of the epson inks.

Media street and lyson are two BIG companies that make archival inks for the 1280. Also, epson make colorlife paper with a rating of 25 years with dye based printers.

But ideal storage and display conditions can yield non-archival inks just fine. I've got a print from a dye based printer that i've had for 10 years with no color shift or fading - normally displayed with sun on it for a few hours a day.

edit : As for papers:
I used to use Ilford Classic Pearl, but you've got to tweak it to get it right, so I'm now switching back to epson premium glossy and premium semi-glossy.

12-28-2003, 07:57 PM
The Epson C82 uses pigment inks too, its a nice little workhorse :) ... it only prints on paper up to legal size though. :(

The 2200 can use large paper and it is six or seven inks (C82, only four).