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2018 - Economical, quality home photo printer recommendations

Since they don't print very frequently, they often have the ink-drying-up problem that leads to clogs/poor print quality, which means more maintenance routines that use up even more ink and cost them ...
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Why is my printer unable to print on glossy paper?

This turns out to have a simple, non-technical, amusing answer: I was loading the paper upside down. The glossy side should be face down, but I'd loaded it face up. Once I fixed that, it started ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

It sounds like keeping this printer alive is a burden that you don't even want to put on the shoulders of somebody else. Instead, use the situation to your advantage and the person taking care of your ...
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Will Ink Cartridges Bought in UK Work on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 Printer Bought in the USA?

I talked to Canon rep from my country who told me that the printers remember the first ink tanks..doesnt matter if they come from USA or EU market or Asian. They all have diff numbers that are stored ...
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Will Ink Cartridges Bought in UK Work on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 Printer Bought in the USA?

Seems it's true: A definitive answer from Canon Customer Services from here: Thank you for contacting Canon product support. We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to ...
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Can I swap cheap ink into my printer for documents and expensive ink in for photo prints?

Just swap out the ink cartridges as needed. Note that there will always be some remaining ink in the pipes, there is no way around it other than getting a second print head, and if you do that you may ...
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How many printed dots are needed to represent a pixel with an inkjet printer?

I have written a more elaborate post in Spanish here, which Google translate can probably help you read. A simplified version. There is a unit for offset commercial printing called lpi. This is ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I own the Canon Pro 1000. Short answer: Don't buy the printer for this scenario. Use a printing service instead. The Canon is designed to be frequently used. It uses pigmented ink which don't take ...
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Why are yellow lines appearing on prints from my Epson SureColor P600?

Source: I am an ex-Epson service tech. First, this is mostly an educated guess as you havent supplied an example. The presence of Yellow lines means that there is a LACK of one of the other 7 inks ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

Ink dries. Small air/ink channels can clog when ink dries. Printer dots (and therefore nozzles) are really small. That's pretty much the reasoning behind having to constantly use an inkjet printer to ...
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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

Ok. This can get to be a very deep topic. But before I tell you what I do, there is a yahoo group called digitalblackandwhitetheprint@yahoogroups.com that you should join, and you also should read a ...
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How many printed dots are needed to represent a pixel with an inkjet printer?

The variability of size and positioning precision of one "spit", as it's called, varies with printing technology and model lines over time. As I recall, one particular printer I studied (and some ...
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Will Ink Cartridges Bought in UK Work on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 Printer Bought in the USA?

This may not answer your question, but I buy imported ink from China directly to the US all of the time for my Canon printer without regard for the country of origin and do not have issues.
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

Use a printer with the printing heads in the ink cartridges, rather than permanent head in the printer. If/when the heads get clogged, you're only a new cartridge away from clean, new print heads. If ...
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How to avoid clogging / drying out of an inkjet printer if it is not used over a longer period of time?

I think the general guideline for ink is two years from the manufacture date. For Prograf, that may be less. There may even be an expiry date printed for some grades/brands of ink cartridges I have ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

You could turn the printer off, make sure that the head is properly parked and the printer is not placed in too warm and dry place. When you come back, run cleaning and unclog it. The wasted ink ...
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Why do professional printers still feature cartridges?

The cynic in me would say it's the Xerox business model. Sell the printers cheap, make money on the ink. If it's not a sealed & chip-protected system, you can use any ink you like - therefore, ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

As the graph presented in this article shows, using AdobeRGB might allow you better make use of some greens which are inside the gamut of the print but outside the gamut of sRGB. Of course, the ...
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If sRGB has shades out of gamut, why is printing from the larger AdobeRGB colorspace preferable?

The workflow: You develop your image from raw into large gamut color space (even larger than AdobeRGB) and this is your source. The photo editor then handles automatically and behind the scenes ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

Remove the cartridges and print heads (if possible). Seal them off with clear cellophane tape and put them in a sealed plastic bag (remove as much of the air as possible but don’t vacuum seal as you ...
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How can I keep an inkjet printer in good shape when I won't be around for half a year?

Given my printer experiences , with lack of use, I would suggest sell it and buy a new model when you get back
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Giclee Printing on Vellum Paper

There is a paper type selector in Epson settings. The paper selection which yields fewest ink usage is "plain paper". If you are getting too wet print nonetheless, try brightening the image via ...
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What are these artifacts I see in print?

The problems you're seeing in the first is absolutely a limitation of the Laser printing process and are to be expected. In Laser printing 'toner' (a powder) is applied to the paper using static ...
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How do I print in a wide aspect ratio?

It works: This is an A3 sheet cut on the shorter side to match the shorter side of an A4 sheet. In other words, A4 is 8.27 x 11.69 inches, and A3 is 11.69 x 16.53 inches, and this sheet is 8.27 x 16....
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A 13"x19" printer / archival quality ink combination?

Epson P600 is getting very good reviews. I have a P800 which uses the same inks (in larger more cost effective cartridges, which was my reason for selecting the P800 over the P600 almost as much as ...
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What is the state of the art in black and white printing, particularly for large prints?

You need a good printer with inks optimized for black and white prints. That means you either need to find a lab that has these capabilities (as opposed to printing black adn whites using a color ink ...
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Same Ink Different Paper - wildly different color gamut?

The issue is not in the media itself, the real issue may also be the canned ICC profile for that media. If you want to test the media only remove the variable if the canned profile. Create a new one, ...
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Same Ink Different Paper - wildly different color gamut?

A big part of it is how much light the paper reflects. There is also a question of how much the ink or pigment absorbs in to the paper vs sitting on the top. This can pretty radically impact the ...
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How do I generate high quality prints with an ink jet printer?

The most important aspect is good input. Poor quality image = poor quality print. After that one aspect that has been overlooked so far here is colour management. ICC profiles for the specific printer ...
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