View Full Version : New Printer

03-24-2002, 04:02 PM
I was talking to my hubby about how our printer is slow, difficult to use, and filled with cat hair...and he told me to start researching a new one. He gave me the limit of under a thousand as a joke, but I want a serious machine this time, because I have the sneaking suspicion that I am going to be using my printer for artistic purposes.

All of that having been said...
Do you guys have recommendations? Could you at least point me to where to start looking for the relevant research materials?



03-25-2002, 08:39 AM
Hi BT, I just bought an Epson Stylus Photo 1280 printer, and I would highly recommend it. It prints photo quality pictures, and also prints on wide paper. You can use it for making prints of your artwork if you buy the archival quality Epson paper. You can read more about it at http://www.epson.com. I don't think Epson has them in stock right now, but I bought mine at Amazon for $479.

Here is another site that I found useful while searching for a printer. http://www4.digitalcameras.activebuyersguide.com/start.cfm?RefID=0&PID=0X4X94X47096X2e168&MoreGuide=TRUE. This site is a buyer's guide for printers, digital cameras, etc. You can specify all the criteria that you want in a printer and it will return all the printers that meet your specifications so you can compare them.

I hope this helps!


03-25-2002, 01:43 PM
I did a bit of reading and comparing myself and I thought the epson 1280 looked very good. In combination with that my wish would be to get a continuous inkflow system such as the ones offered at ;


This place offers a system for the epson 1280 and others.

These not only greatly reduce the cost of ink over cartridges but they have archival inks and also you don't have to worry about a cartridge running out halfway through a print.

03-25-2002, 06:30 PM
I just got the 1280 also. I love it. the prints pick up every detail (even the ones i wished it wouldn't...LOL)

anyway i found i got 25 8x10 prints out of the color cartridge with almost 100% coverage

so i don't consider that bad, since i went online to find a place to sell the cartidges

03-25-2002, 06:47 PM
I have a canon S800 and I love it for doing photo quality work. My only complaint is that it shows up the deficiencies in my digital camera!:p