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best printers for 10x14 prints?

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: oh snapshot, technology...
In reply to canonagain123, Jan 6, 2014

canonagain123 wrote:

I never said I would print only from usbs, and I thought the color profile can be embedded on the usb.

I didn't KNOW there is a DIFFERENCE IN QUALITY when printing from a usb stick. How should I? Companies make their own prints, I'm buying a printer because I could use the added ability to make prints.

OK first of all you would not embed a printing profile with your file.
You can not print FROM a USB directly to the print and expect to be able to color manage the print.

This can only be done through software that allows you to use ICC profiles.

Files can have embedded color spaced. aRGB / sRGB/ Adobe RGB / PRO Photo RGB and such.

A cheap printer can barely reproduce the sRGB color space.

I do print from a USB or SD card directly from the camera to my EPSON Artisan 720 at parties. Letting the printer enhance or correct the unedited jpg from my usb of card and it will print some pretty nice pics.

However is you really fine work you can not work that way.

If printing fine images is not what you are after then yes.

If you plan on printing great images then you need a high end printer.

You need to calibrate the monitor used in editing with a Hardware calibrator.

You need to use software that will allow you to print through ICC profiles. Some are Photo Shop, Lightroom, Qimage.

Then you must turn off ALL color management from within your printer driver. That option may be

be more obvious like on EPSONs of pretty hidden as in CANONs. WHY? Because you would end up with both the driver and the editing app trying to tell the printer how to mab every color value your file contains, resulting in a bad off color print.

This work flow will insure that what you see on the monitor will closely match what your printer outputs. It will never be identical. It is impossible to do so.

None of the Home use printers will print on solid sheets of aluminum. Coated or otherwise.

Only printers with a straight paper path through the front or back may possibly allow you to do so.


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2200/CX-7400/R-1900/R-2000/R-2400/R-2880/PRO-3800/R-340/R-380/SP-1400/Artisan- 725/Canon-Pro-9000MKII/Canon-PRO-9500 MKII / PRO-100
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PRO-100 Printing out of various sources
PRO-100 Setup and Basic Use:
New way to refill EPSON OEM carts:
01 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Intro
02 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part One
03 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part Two
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05 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Printing
Cleaning the Purge Pad and Wiper on the Epson PRO 3800
Basic Epson R2000 Maintenance
Calibrating your monitor and Printing to the R2000
Refillable 3800 3880 cart sticking problems
Gloss Optimizing Prints
Printing out of Photo Shop to Epson and Canon Printers
Printing in LR-2 this time to the EPSON R2880
Multi Image printing in LR
Basic Printing in Qimage Ultimate
Canon PGI-9 Cart Refilling by the "Dribble" method
Refill Canon PGI 9 via Freedom Method
Refilling and resetting R2000 China Carts
Refilling Epson OEM carts - Thorough, Long Winded Version!
Taking out the CURL on prints done on from roll paper
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Creating a Color Profile & Printing on the Canon Pixma PRO 9000 MKII using Color Managent
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Color Management PART 01
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