B&W printing, inkjet, amateur on a budget

Started Mar 13, 2005 | Discussions thread
Mike Chinnock Senior Member • Posts: 1,663
I use an older HP 7660 Photosmart . . .

FrancoPrussianWar wrote:

I have learned over the years I am color challenged (the sutleties
elude me) so have shot mostly black and white. I have given my
darkroom equipment to a local high school and have gone entirely
digital with a film scanner for my old negatives and shoot entirely
digital now. I use Photoshop 7.0 and will soon upgrade to CS. I
have an Epson Stylus Photo 750 that has been a workhorse for years
but am not pleased with its black and white output and wish to
upgrade without huge cost (hopefully less than $800 for printer and
first batch of inks). I rarely make prints over 8x10. Reading what
I can on this forum and others (there is nothing since the end of
January on this topic) I wonder if the new Epson R1800 or one of
the new Canon printers would fit my amateur needs? MIS or other
special inks? Anyone out there in the same boat?

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. . . printer that uses the #59, gray/white, cartridge for very nice black and white prints. This is a couple years old and I do not know the current HP printer for black and white prints. The 7660 swaps its 2nd cartridge, as either a black for fast text, a color, or a photo black. I find HP refillable and when I do buy a new cartridge, I get new nozzles.

Good luck, and ...

Happy Shooting !

Mike Chinnock

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