Best printer to use for a small poster business

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poppyjk
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Re: Best printer to use for a small poster business

yasmino wrote:

I have been selling my prints for the last couple of years and it's slowly grown into a little business. Currently I use a printing company to print and dispatch my posters, but they have upped all their prices and I've wanted to get my own printer for a long time so now seems like the best time to do it.

I print in size A4-A2, full colour, very bold and bright prints, but i'm struggling to find a printer to buy as its a big investment. I have a budget of up to around £1500. On an average day I sell around 7-10 prints, so I will need one for regular use. I'm concerned at ink consumption, as professional printer ink from what ive seen is pretty expensive and you need a lot of different inks.

The best one ive found so far is the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 but im struggling to gauge how many prints i can get out of one set of ink. It needs x12 80ml ink cartridges, so in total its £420 per set which seems a lot to me.

Can anyone recommend a good printer? Or reviews of the canon mentioned above?

There is a dedicated forum for Printers and Printing. Might want to ask there.

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/1003

Another option in your price range is the new Epson P900. Here is a link to a site that has articles and videos about it.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/photography-articles-and-reviews/printing-paper-reviews-articles/

This printing expert also has info on many other printers including the Canon PRO-1000.

http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/site-search-page/?q=Canon%20imagePROGRAF%20PRO-1000

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