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Questions tagged [ink-jet]

Commonly used family of digital printers where printing is accomplished by spraying ionized ink onto paper

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2018 - Economical, quality home photo printer recommendations [closed]

So I have a similar question to this one, but it's about 5 years old now: printer recommendations Since printing technology is always developing, consider this the updated question for late 2018. My ...
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Why do professional printers still feature cartridges?

I am considering printing my own wall-calendars, this would mean volumes of around 700 pages. Understandable I would burn through many ink-cartridges*. Currently there are 2 types of Ink-Jet printers:...
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Why are yellow lines appearing on prints from my Epson SureColor P600?

Recently for no reason, there are yellow lines across my print from my Epson SureColor P600. I cleaned the heads and the problem is still there. I use Epson ink cartridges, not bootlegs. What is ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

I just read an article by a photographer who explained that he always works in AdobeRGB because it has a larger gamut. This is fair enough if his monitor can display it, but he illustrated this by in ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

In the end of this year, I will have to leave my inkjet Epson SC-P800 at home while I will travel for half a year. I read that inkjet printers should not be left without work for more than a week ...
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Giclee Printing on Vellum Paper

I recently acquired some vellum that is inkjet compatible, but have found precious little information regarding printer settings for this paper beyond "...choose a setting that uses LESS ink...". I ...
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Will Ink Cartridges Bought in UK Work on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 Printer Bought in the USA?

I'm in the UK and looking to pick up a Pixma Pro 100. The cheapest prices here are around £330 ($503), but it seems there are some great deals to be had on Ebay from the USA. It appears that many ...
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How do I print in a wide aspect ratio?

I have a printer that can normally print up to A4 (8.27 x 11.69 inches) or US letter size (8.5 x 11 inches). I'm thinking of keeping the width the same (8.5 inches) but increasing the height, based ...
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Why is my printer unable to print on glossy paper?

My printer is unable to print on glossy paper, resulting in prints like: The printer is a HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3525, and the paper is 240 GSM "High Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper" marked as "Water ...
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What are these artifacts I see in print?

I printed one of my photos, and I found it has some artifacts, such as horizontal lines running through the sky. This is most apparent above the pylon (to the right of the train). There's a horizontal ...
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How many printed dots are needed to represent a pixel with an inkjet printer?

Context I have a digital picture with a size of x*y pixels. I'm trying to figure the maximum print size I could produce and still have an image which "look good" (relatively to human perception at a ...
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A 13“x19” printer / archival quality ink combination?

I've been looking at the Canon® PIXMA PRO-100 which has positive reviews but it uses Canon ChromaLife100 ink which is rated for 100 years when stored in an album. Can this be considered "archival" ...
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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

The question is simple: How can one make decent black and white prints today, specially in large formats? But then answering it takes ridiculous dimensions each time I want to print a B&W photo. ...
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Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?

I have a Canon MG7120 (All in one/Basic Photo Printer) which I've recently just started using to print assignments for my design classes. I tried some offbrand inks for the first time and found that ...
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Same Ink Different Paper - wildly different color gamut?

I've been using an Epson R1900, which I'm generally very pleased with, for several years. I use Lightroom with a well-calibrated color workflow and usually get excellent results. This weekend I was ...
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Can photos printed at home be acceptable for UK passport applications? [closed]

The UK passport photo guidelines (PDF) state: Photographs printed at home are unlikely to be of a sufficient quality. This statement looks very much like it's aimed at a general, uninformed reader ...
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What is the difference between a lambda print (RA-4) and a color inkjet print?

I can't seem to find any good information about the differences between the lambda printing process (on RA-4 paper, also known as a C-prints or chromogenic color prints) and inkjet printing (also ...
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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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Dots per inch calculation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does DPI mean? I have a hard time understanding the concept of dots per inch. I've looked the wikipedia article and I am still unsure. Say I have a 4"x6" photograph at a ...
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Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II With Semi Gloss Paper Settings

So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper. **TLDR: See bolded question at bottom** Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I ...
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How to choose the kind of paper for an inkjet print?

There are a number of great questions and answers which discuss the topic of (inkjet) prints (I have cited three which I have recently re-read, but surely there are many others, no disrespect is meant)...
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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 advantage does giclee have over traditional photosensitive print making?

I'm trying to figure out why I would want to print giclee. Let me set some background. I'm a gallery represented artist entering my third season. My sales are good. I print with Bay Photo (via ...
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What is a cost-effective inkjet paper for good IQ but without archival requirements?

I'm looking for an inkjet paper that is reasonably priced (compared to top-end choices from Epson, Hahnemuhle, etc.), while still allowing me to produce high-quality prints (in terms of color, ...
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What is the difference between Canon's black inks?

My Canon MP560 printer requires one PGI-220BK black cartridge and one CLI-221BK black cartridge (which is a part of a CMYK bunch). What is the difference between the two?
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Good economy photo printer for 200+ people/night, low operating costs

What sort of printer options do we have to deliver photo prints quickly for low operating costs? We tried to set up our HP Color LaserJet to work for the speed. The image is just not good enough to ...
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Are any generic/off-brand ink cartridges a good deal in terms of cost and quality?

One of the big costs of ink-jet printing at home is the ink. A quick visit to google shows that there are plenty of companies out there willing to sell ink cartridges and refills for the major ...
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What is the best technology for large, permanent digital printing?

Few questions: What is the best printer/plotter for printing large format images (best means best visual quality) What material and inkjet is the most permanent? I'm thinking of printing images and ...
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Buying high-quality papers for use with large format fine art ink jet printers?

I'm at a loss as to where I can buy nice, high-quality ink jet papers (Hahnemühle, Museo DFA, Breathing Color, Ilford, etc.) at a local store (rather than on the internet.) There are a couple local ...
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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

Creating high-quality photo prints using an ink jet printer is no trivial matter. Depending on the tonal range and color depth desired and the expected viewing platform, how you approach printing may ...