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How do you print your digital image files?

View Poll Results: How do you print your digital image files?
Standard Inkjet (dye based like an HP) 76 34.55%
Archival Inkjet (pigment based like an Epson P2200) 64 29.09%
Dye Sublimation (Fuji Pictography, Kodak 8500) 4 1.82%
Color Laser Printer (Xerox/Tektronix Phaser) 7 3.18%
Large Format Inkjet (Roland, Epson 10000, Lightjet) 12 5.45%
Mini-lab (local professional photo lab) 46 20.91%
In-store Kiosk (Wal-Mart, Wolf Camera, Ritz Camera) 24 10.91%
Something else... 28 12.73%
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Old 08-10-2004, 02:33 PM
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I have a gretagmacbeth eye one display and profile my monitor.
I get almost perfect results from my epson photo 820 but it just costs too much.
for just regular prints I send mine to walmart and I get good results for less then the cost of my paper.
If I am really fussy I print from my 820

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Old 08-14-2004, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by jeaniesa
Charlotte, Yes I'm printing from PS. But the profiles should work with any program that has color management (which the Qimage website says it does).

Well, yes and no.

Will be very difficult to print the best color management pieces outside Adobe universe, I supose that the user dont' have any RIP or custom ICC's to handle color management. Despite was told about native OS CM and the real capacity of non Adobe App, there are many discrepancies about final results.

The best app's that handle well ICC's and RGB/CMY devices, are PS and Indesign CS.


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Old 09-07-2004, 09:20 PM
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Digital output

Due to lack of high end output devices at home I've been stuck using Xerox docu-color and HP large format at work (free prints ROCK), with a few tektronixs at other jobs and a Alps with positive results. I love the tektronix's saturation, though, I think the docu-color (in the hands of compentant operator) is pretty comparable. I haven't had a chance to try out the iGens yet, any opinions?
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:43 PM
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I'm using a Epson Stylus Photo 960, seems to be a good inkjet. I usually send off my photos for 4x6 prints to DotPhoto, just can't beat 16 cents a pic.
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:59 PM
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Yes, this printer is good.
But how well will color managed isn't about the printer it self, but instead that, Native file application (PS/Corel/Quark and this Color Manager Modules) RIP'S and/or native printer driver.


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Old 12-01-2004, 10:37 AM
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after trying many free profiles and a few custom ones, our studio purchased an ImagePrint RIP to use with out Epson 7600. Its a great combination and I do recommend ImagePrint even with its shortcomings and bugs.

An abbreviated outline of our workflow:
-shoot images in RAW
-edit in Photoshop
-print through ImagePrint to the Epson (with Epson Ultrachrome photo inks- you can use ink cartridges made for the 9600 in the 7600, they hold more ink), we use Epson Premium Lustre paper.
-cold laminate the prints (just a simple roller device that "sandwiches" the prints between laminate

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Old 02-11-2005, 12:53 PM
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For family candids and something to show the clients right away, I print on my Canon i960. For archival and prints customers pay for, I have my local pro camera shop print them. I'm toying with getting an Epsion 2200 or the Canon i9900. I've seen some prints from the Epsion 2200 and I was floored by their ability, and I'm VERY picky about stuff that's going to paying clients.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:22 PM
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jayk2, you might want to check out the R800 and the soon to be released R1800. I have the R800, and I would give these to a client - they are just awesome!
Epson R1800
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Old 04-10-2005, 09:19 AM
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The 2200 costs $0.77 per square foot of ink the 4000 is said to be $0.44. It wouldn't take a whole lot of volume at that rate to pay the difference on ink alone.

Of course, if I have a 4000 I'll need a new house with more walls because then I'd find I couldn't live without 16 x 20's. BTW, I read this week that the 2200 is discontinued although I haven't seen an official announcement.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:43 PM
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Cool's CIS with Epson 7600 ink

I installed's 2200 spongeless CIS and use epson 7600 ink.
The prints is exact same as Epson 2200's.

With InkRepublic's CIS and Epson ink, my setup works flawlessly ^_^


I can also use IR's ultra pigment ink, but need to do the profile by myself. I will just stick with Epson's 7600 ink at this moment.
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