Originally Posted by majid
Color laser printers are always poor at photos. I can recommend the HP OfficeJet Pro X series, which is inkjet but has running costs comparable to laser, and ultra-fast speed because the inkjet head is the full width of the page and doesn't need to scan left-and-right like a conventional inkjet head shuttle. Image quality is pretty good for a 3-color printer, and way better than any laser printer I've seen.
I had no idea these types of Inkjets are around, they seem like the right choice! They are quite affordable too... might be time to sell the Laser!
Originally Posted by Bill Clark
How about aligning yourself with a pro lab?
The lab I used, if I had the order transmitted to them by 10 AM, it was at my door the next day. They set up the profiles with my iMacs for me.
Only 24 hours in each of my days and I determined to use the lab as I was more productive wih my time working other tasks.
At any rate, that's what I did.
I used to do this with 6x4s from Photobox in the UK - quite cheap and good quality, but what I found was, is that I would wait for ages to get enough of a collection before hitting order, which goes against how I work. I like laying out a set of photographs, seeing what's missing, and then head back in to LR to print something else, so the ability to make these selection prints at home works very well for me.
Originally Posted by konicaman
I use an Epson 510DN - an office ink jet - it has huge
ink cartridges. Just give it some decent paper and you can do a lot of printing for very little money. I also use it for printing flyers and leaflets. Great workhorse.
Thanks for the message... after reading all these, I decided to pull out a crappy old Canon Inkjet I had been intending on selling, which I was never happy with the prints on. After putting some decent paper in as per your suggestion for the Epson, instead of the Eco stuff, the quality was much better, and usable - going to stick with this for now, and switch to the HP some time later.
Thanks to all three of you for taking the time to reply - really appreciate it.