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  • From what I understand, the major problem that I've heard from designers is that the colour matching between what you see onscreen and what you get on a colour laser printer is not as good as what you get with in a inkjet

    If this is a artifact of the technology involved, or just that colour lasers are farer and fewer between that colour matching techniques have not been as widely applied, I do not know. I'd have thought the latter rather than the former, but maybe there's something about the physics I don

  • I've never bothered with printing my own digital pictures. I recently found out that our local Wal-Mart do 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 prints, so I tried it out and the quality is exceptional. I can really recommend using a service like that. Just bring in a cd with the pictures you want printed, they even accept 8 bit tiffs at my local store. (You likely wont have a Wal-Mart in England though, but I'm sure there's other stores that do the same kind of service.)
    • Boots the chemist in the UK does a similiar service. They have a PC loaded up with just a cd and just about every memory format reader (except memory stick, sigh). You pick the photos you want, they copy them, you come back later. It's great!

      It's also a damned sight cheaper than most of the other shops I went to. One place quoted me a two week turnaround!


      • Which kind of machine do they do the actual printing on? at Wal-mart they have some pretty hefty Fujicolor machines that they do all their prints on, both normal film and digital photos. They actually scan in the negatives with a highspeed scanner and print it using the machine. So you get it on "real" photo quality paper (matte in this case).
  • I waited 10 years to finally get a Phaser and, sadly, will have to part with it before we move due to the power difference and difficult availability of consumables in .fi but you should look into buying a new or reconditioned one from Xerox. Having a colour printer at home is so luxurious it feels decadent :)

    Canon also makes some very impressive photo/colour printers for the home these days in the under $600 range. One really nice feature of the Apple store is that they list the price of the printer and

    • How much do you want for it? And what are the costs of consumables/drums/etc?
      "Perl users are the Greatful Dead fans of computer science." --slashdot comment
    • I got a Canon inkjet photo printer recently, and the output on photo paper is remarkable. I can barely see any dots; from a few feet away, it looks as good as a "regular" photo.
    • I have a Canon S900. It's great. I meant to return it to get the S9000 (bigger format, otherwise the same) instead, but was never able to part with the S900.

      Really nice quality photos; and much faster than the Epsons. The only thing I am missing is proper ColorSync (which the Epsons have), but with a bit of trial and error in the beginning it makes really nice colors now.

        - ask

      -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();