Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

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Meetmer
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Re: Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

Charles2 wrote:

Take a look at Epson's Workforce series of printers. Four inks, probably about the best quality you'll achieve apart from a single-purpose photo-dedicated printer.

The photo printing is terrible. I’ve owned three of these printers   And as far as color reproduction they’re only good basically for stuff you’re printing off the Internet but not photo quality printing

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ikaika777 Senior Member • Posts: 2,031
Re: Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

I use the Canon iP8720 Wireless Printer which I’m very happy with. But what was very important for me was calibrating my computer monitor so the prints match what I see on the computer. I use the Datacolor Spyder5PRO. No matter what printer you decide to get make sure you get a computer monitor calibrator with it because I wasted a lot of ink, photo paper, and money and I had a lot of frustration but the calibrator fixed all that.

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Bought the Canon TS-8220 today...

Canon TS-8220 All-in-one photo printer

It seems to tick all of my important boxes. Staples had it for $199 CDN, but BestBuy had it on a flash sale at $99, so Staples matched the price (I get Airmiles at Staples). Anyway, thanks to everyone for weighing in. Once I get it set up I'll try a few prints and report back. I'm hoping to avoid calibration but we'll see. The Color Munki Smile is $150 CDN right now, and with the money saved on the printer I might consider it.

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JNR
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Re: Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

Meetmer wrote:

Jerry-astro wrote:

JNR wrote:

I don't have the Pro 9000, but I'm aware of a good friend who has used it for years - and I evaluated the differences at the time of purchase. They will yield very similar prints, and perform very similarly. The chief difference is in the improvement in fade resistance. Though the 9000 is good for this compared to other dye printers, it has a failing with yellow ink (not at all uncommon) that has been successfully addressed in the "+" ink set of the Pro-100. The corresponding improvement claimed by Canon and is verified by independent testing - Aardenburg Imaging.

Very good to know. Thank much for sharing that.

Yes thank you. I googled a picture of the pro-100 and it looks remarkably similar to the printer I have, the Pixma pro-9000 mark II, which as I mentioned is about 9 years old at this point. That being said, it looks like the pro-100 came out several years ago also, so there may not be a big technological difference between the two, save the difference in fade as was discussed. Also, I have used archival paper with that printer which they say has a life of something like at least a hundred years. Long and short of it is I will likely be dead before any of the pictures fade. Now this is incentivizing me to but some ink cartridges and resurrect that pro 9000. I might want to print out a few and have some pictures mounted on aluminum behind acrylic glass. It's pricey but they look oh so good. They had a photo display at the crate and barrel near me and I was very impressed.

Doug

If you look through the Aardenburg Imaging site (it is a bit complicated in showing how the fade resistance tests are presented)... you will get a good idea of the differences between the two printers. Most third-party papers do not do well, but oddly the Ilford papers seem to work very well with the Pro-9000 (I doubt the Mark I-II designation makes any difference). Ilford papers are very nice, and fairly priced. The Epson matte papers are also good overall... I used them with my old HP 8750 and they are very stable... though the paper quality itself has been cheapened considerably in recent years (Canon PM-101 is superb... and probably works well with the Pro-9000 for stability, as well.)

What is clearly apparent is that archival printing requires the OEM Canon inks. Precision Color ranks second, but not nearly in the same class... and the company doesn't claim near-archival dye inks... good for them.

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Meetmer
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Re: Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

JNR wrote:

Meetmer wrote:

Jerry-astro wrote:

JNR wrote:

I don't have the Pro 9000, but I'm aware of a good friend who has used it for years - and I evaluated the differences at the time of purchase. They will yield very similar prints, and perform very similarly. The chief difference is in the improvement in fade resistance. Though the 9000 is good for this compared to other dye printers, it has a failing with yellow ink (not at all uncommon) that has been successfully addressed in the "+" ink set of the Pro-100. The corresponding improvement claimed by Canon and is verified by independent testing - Aardenburg Imaging.

Very good to know. Thank much for sharing that.

Yes thank you. I googled a picture of the pro-100 and it looks remarkably similar to the printer I have, the Pixma pro-9000 mark II, which as I mentioned is about 9 years old at this point. That being said, it looks like the pro-100 came out several years ago also, so there may not be a big technological difference between the two, save the difference in fade as was discussed. Also, I have used archival paper with that printer which they say has a life of something like at least a hundred years. Long and short of it is I will likely be dead before any of the pictures fade. Now this is incentivizing me to but some ink cartridges and resurrect that pro 9000. I might want to print out a few and have some pictures mounted on aluminum behind acrylic glass. It's pricey but they look oh so good. They had a photo display at the crate and barrel near me and I was very impressed.

Doug

If you look through the Aardenburg Imaging site (it is a bit complicated in showing how the fade resistance tests are presented)... you will get a good idea of the differences between the two printers. Most third-party papers do not do well, but oddly the Ilford papers seem to work very well with the Pro-9000 (I doubt the Mark I-II designation makes any difference). Ilford papers are very nice, and fairly priced. The Epson matte papers are also good overall... I used them with my old HP 8750 and they are very stable... though the paper quality itself has been cheapened considerably in recent years (Canon PM-101 is superb... and probably works well with the Pro-9000 for stability, as well.)

What is clearly apparent is that archival printing requires the OEM Canon inks. Precision Color ranks second, but not nearly in the same class... and the company doesn't claim near-archival dye inks... good for them.

I was using OEM canon ink, and OEM canon paper as well :).  Our prints have looked just great.

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Robinje Junior Member • Posts: 26
Re: Printer recommendations for Fuji jpegs?

I’ve had several Epson and Canon printers, but my results were so varied and having wasted so much time, printed paper, ink, etc. I gave up and now only have my photos printed professionally at my local camera store. Much less of a headache, cheaper overall, and much more pleasing to my overall photography experience. YMMV

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dezinerd
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I have a Canon MG8220 it was also bought cheap at an unbelievable price since forgotten. The price of the ink lives on. It uses cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black, grey and pigment black ink. The sets sold do not include grey or pigment black. So I have not printed photos from a Fuji but have from other brands Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung. I am pleased with my results but dismayed by the cost of ink. My other printer an Epsom 1800 was more problematic, clogs and green skin tones. Used lightroom, and Q image for software. The canon with its scanner gets used frequently but was not used for 4 months and started up with no clogs so that was impressive. Important to remember I am comparing apples with oranges, ie the Epsom is pigment ink 200 year archival and the Canon is dye good for 100 years. I will see the image degradation in neither. LoL

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