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Britney12

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color management printer.
« on: October 24, 2014, 06:53:48 pm »
I am on a very tight budget and i was curious if this printer is acceptable for the class?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/883724-REG/Epson_c11cc41201_EXPRESSION_PHOTO_XP_850_ALL_IN_ONE.html/mode/edu

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Re: color management printer.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 05:51:42 pm »
Britney,
Thanks for the question.  Unfortunately, the printer that you linked to is an all-in-one model, which has been expressly excluded from meeting the requirements.  You need a 6+ ink printer that is designed for professional photographic results.  I've included the information from the degree equipment requirements below, so you can see the requirements as well as the recommendations that we make as a department.  The Epson Artisan 1430 is probably going to be your best option.  You might also consider a Canon Pixma Pro 100 since there appears to be a pretty substantial rebate available at the moment (and since it meets the minimum requirements): http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/893738-REG/Canon_6228b002_Pixma_Pro_100_Photo_Inkjet.html/mode/edu.

I hope this information is helpful, but please let me know if you have any additional questions
Thanks,
Damon

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Specifications:
  • Photographic Quality Ink jet printer (6+ inks)
  • Capable of printing 8x10 inch prints or larger with strait-through paper path for fine art papers
  • Multi and All-in-One printers are NOT considered Photographic Quality
   
   
Current References:
      
Artisan 1430 Inkjet Printer
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/838610-REG/Epson_C11CB53201_Artisan_1430_Inkjet_Printer.html   
$299.99    
   
   
Epson Stylus Photo R2000 Ink Jet Printer  (pigment inks)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/767177-REG/Epson_C11CB35201_Stylus_Photo_R2000_Ink.html   
$574.99    
   
Epson Stylus Photo R2880 Color Inkjet Printer
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/555315-REG/Epson_R2880_Stylus_Photo_R2880_Inkjet.html   
$559.00    
   
   
Epson Stylus Photo R3000 Ink Jet Printer  (pigment inks)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/750952-REG/Epson_C11CA86201_Stylus_Photo_R3000_Inkjet.html   
$764.99    
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kelmeloo

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Re: color management printer.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 09:04:58 pm »
Are these printers acceptable? It's hard for me to understand if the tech specs are correct or not.
http://www.adorama.com/ICAIP7220.html
http://www.adorama.com/ICAIP8720.html
http://www.adorama.com/ICAIP110.html

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Re: color management printer.
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 10:51:16 am »
Hi Kelmello,

Of the three you linked to, only the second (Canon PIXMA iP8720) would meet the requirements.  The requirements are that you must have a photographic printer (6 or more individual ink colors) and straight-through paper path to accommodate thicker, higher-end papers. This is the only one of the three listed that meets the specifications.  I see that it is also capable of printing up to 13" x 19". In your upcoming portfolio classes, you will be required to produce a printed 11" x 14" portfolio. This printer would give you the ability to print your portfolio in-house and likely at a higher quality than what you may have had to send out for.  Also, when looking around pay careful attention to the size of the ink cartridges.  The larger the cartridge (higher capacity usually rated in milliliters), the operating costs can be considerably less over time.  Be sure to refer to the specifications Damon listed above.

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Re: color management printer.
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2015, 12:32:31 pm »
Thank you for the feedback. I know this thread was from a while back, but I have yet to take the class, and it is upcoming so I still need to buy the printer. Out of the Epson Artisan 1430, Canon Pixma Pro-100, and the Canon Pixma iP8720, which would be my best bet? I have a Canon camera so would the Canon printer be better to collaborate with, or is that even a concern? Also, I'm not sure if it matters or not but I have Windows 8 and that is the only printer of the three that mentions OS compatibility with Windows 8. Would the other two still work with Windows 8, despite not saying so on the site? I'm not really tech-savvy when it comes to requirements and specifications, not to mention I'm not sure what 6 colors we will need for ink and what type of paper will be required for the Color Management class, so it's hard to really make a decision when there are so many factors to include and ponder upon. I read earlier in the thread that the Epson is usually the best bet, but with all the factors I've mentioned, is it still the best bet or is it better to go with Canon, and if so, does it matter about the specifications or collaboration, seeing as all three are approved for the class?

Thanks,
Kelly

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Re: color management printer.
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2015, 02:29:25 pm »
Hi Kelly,

The camera brand you have and printer you purchase really are not going impact each other and all of then should have Windows 8 compatibility well in place at this point.  You have a lot to address here and this may be easier with a conversation,  I would be happy to give you a call and explain the details in more depth and see if I can help you make the best choice for the long-term.  Why donít you email me through this forum and send me a number to reach you at and I will call you so we can discuss this.
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