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What are the pros and cons of lab prints versus using a printer?

As newcomers to photography and printing we would like advice on the best way(s), regarding both quality and cost, of printing. In the main my wife is photographing birds and insects, so natural ...
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Why do my prints look different from what I see on my computer monitor?

I haven't printed any of my photos yet but I decided to give it a try. I am thinking of getting a printer of my own but before that I wanted to see how they would look. So, I simply printed one at the ...
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What should I look for in a printer for photos?

I want to get a printer which prints color to show off some of the shots I've been getting. However, I'm not sure what to look for in terms of image quality. (I don't care about cost much or about ...
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Photo printers that don't need calibration?

I am looking for a new photo printer, something in the price range of Canon PIXMA Pro9000/9500 Mark II or Epson Stylus Photo 1400/R2880. If I am using papers and colour profiles provided by the ...
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Why are the “MG” Canon printers better for photography then the “MX”?

Looking at consumer level printers, but wanting to get the best bang for my buck, I noticed that Canon has two separate lines of all-in-one printers. The "MG" line they advertise as "Photo All-In-One" ...
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How do current home photo printers compare to prints from a studio?

I am looking for a printer that can be used at home for printing photos. I am not expecting very high quality prints, but want ones that can last for a couple of years without much color loss. And ...
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Do I need to calibrate my monitor to match my printer?

I just purchased the Canon MG8220 all-in-one photo printer. To get the most accuracy with my photo prints, do I need to calibrate my monitor to match the printer? I am running OSX Lion on a 2011 iMac ...
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Do photographic printers employ “Printer Steganography”? Does it matter?

Nowadays, many printers implement printer steganography, a technique used to mark the print with tiny "yellow dots". I want to know if any printers used to print photographs also employ this ...
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Am I making a good camera/lens purchasing decision?

I'm about to purchase: Canon T2i with included EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens This is for photography 2D artwork of different media and I've made this ...
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Why am I getting a cyan cast on Epson Claria printer only in the highest-res print mode?

I use an Epson R260 (Claria 6-color dye) printer with a continuous ink system supplied by Echostore.com for proofing. I use generic storebrand Staples photopaper for this. It's not super-white; it ...
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Why are my printed photos coming out smudged and crazy looking?

I just got a new Canon Pixma Pro-100, which came with a few sheets of luster paper. I calibrated the printer, and printed 2 sheets looking sharp. Then, I printed one photo... it came out pretty good: ...
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Any ideas what would cause a Canon Pixma Pro-1 printer to produce a significantly substandard print in comparison to the Pro-10 or Pro-100?

After a discussion here about the current state of Ink Jet vs C-Type, I decided to try out some ink jet printers and got prints from Canon's full line of professional desktop photo printers. While ...
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What's the best mobile/portable photo printer out there?

I'm currently comparing Polaroid CZA10011 PoGo Instant Mobile Printer and Canon SELPHY CP800 Black Compact Photo Printer (4350B001). I was wondering whether there's a photo printer out there that is ...
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How can I make Digital Negatives on a Canon 9500 II printer?

Digital negatives are used in making contact prints with an inkjet printer. How can I do this with a Canon 9500 II printer?
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How do I align properly for border prints?

I know it will never be perfect but is there a standard method for aligning a print head so when I want to print with a border it's as squared up as possible? I use an Epson R2880. For example if I ...
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Canon PIXMA iP4700 Colour Printer vs HP Officejet J5780 All in one Printer

I am considering purchasing a Canon PIXMA iP4700 Colour Printer just for photographs. I have already a HP Officejet J5780 All in one Printer, which I presently use for all my printing. I find the HP a ...
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printer recommendations

I recently returned to using a DSLR after several years of just using a point-and-shoot. I would like to get a home printer that's good enough that, when I'm not satisfied with the photo, I can rule ...
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Laser Printers: Widest Pantone Gamut?

Which laser printer models have the widest Pantone color gamut? -- old or new models are acceptable.
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How do I color calibrate a printer?

I know there are devices for calibrating monitors and I've heard of similar devices being used for printers, but how does that process work? What does the device do with the printer to calibrate it? ...
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What printer should I get to replace an epson r800?

I've looked at the Master's Thesis discussion on printers, but I'm interested in a more practical, here-and-now kind of thing. I haven't looked at printers recently, and reading reviews on CNet and ...
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How do I change the saturation settings on my Pixma Pro 100?

I just purchased a Pixma Pro 100 to replace my Epson R2000 after it died; sad to say, Epson is no longer carrying the R2000. My prints on the Pro 100 are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. ...
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How to handle changing between different types of black ink? (Epson Stylus Photo R2880)

I have an Epson Stylus Photo R2880. This printer has two types of black ink. One for glossy papers, and one for matte papers. There is not room for both in the printer - they both share the same slot ...
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What should I select for my first photo printer?

I want to buy my first photo printer. Here is the situation: I am an amateur, I do not take pictures to sell them, so printer will be only for my personal use and to display the photos on my walls ...
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What's the best Polaroid camera and model right now?

Of course, it should be able to print pictures without an external printer.
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Photobooth-style direct-to-printer software?

I'm looking for a simple-to-use photobooth type system, where the user presses GO (or some such button), a photograph is taken, then immediately printed. Something like Apple's Photobooth, but that ...
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A3, A3+ printer for black and white photography for photographer (self-entrepreneur) [closed]

I am looking for a reasonable (price/quality) model of ink-printer for b/w (preferable) and color photography for about 5-10 prints per month. I don't like printing via public printing services, ...