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Old 04-25-2012, 10:36 AM
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Lightbulb The perfect printer for printing

So, the question is... to be or not to be. No I was just joking! The real question is:

INKJET or LASER printer

I'm not quite sure about any of them, so I would like to hear from your advice guys.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:27 AM
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I found these threads for you, in order to answer your question

Laser printer question
Printers - Opinions please
What Printer?
What Printer to Get
inkjet or laserjet??
Looking for Printer
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:04 PM
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Tried both.

Laser the printing sits on top of the paper and cracks when you fold. With inkjet the printing soaks in.

I think you basically get what you pay for quality wise.

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Old 04-25-2012, 02:18 PM
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Tried both.

Laser the printing sits on top of the paper and cracks when you fold. With inkjet the printing soaks in.

I think you basically get what you pay for quality wise.

Tim
AH HA!!
So that is why the printing on all the models I printed off at my old office are cracking and splitting!! The colors are incredible but the image is very delicate, which for a bungler like myself, means lots of white spots.
Thanks for unintentionally answering my unasked question.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:36 AM
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Hi. The Kodak ESP C110 that I'm using is really good value for money. Price ok and economical to use. Good quality pictures. I feel that the Epson I was using had better definition but was a little thirsty...
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:57 AM
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It used to be:
lasers, good against water, doesn't fade, but flakes
inkjets, doesn't flake, but one drop of water destroys a model, and the print fades with time
I've been searching solutions to either of these for a long time, without much success. Right now I still prefer inkjets...

Still, talking about inkjets, I'm very satisfied with the new Epson SX438 I had, mostly because despite being an Inkjet printer, the inks were incredibly resistant to water and now I can use white glue without remorse. Only drawback are the official inks do cost a fortune... (echoes above)
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:08 AM
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I've used an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 for my cardmodels for about 7 years.

No problems to speak of, use water based glues all the time. No Problems.

Ink-------->EXPENSIVE, but works great...original Epson only, as refills don't work for me.......

You have to spend some upfront and later $$ to get decent results..

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Old 04-26-2012, 10:32 AM
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I use an Epson Stylus 1400 too. Prints need UV spray coat for water & fade resistance, but that's OK. I also have used a color laser (HP 4650) and it is true that the color does flake on folds. I also checked tolerances from printer test page from Peter Zorn's/Arias/Provenzo Ford Tri-Motor, page 28, and the scales proved truer from my inkjet than the laser printer. This means fit will be better from the inkjet. Color agreement from inkjet to screen was also closer than laser. Different laser and inkjet printers may get differing results, but I will rely on my inkjet.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:29 AM
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Hi there,
the Canon iX7000 is an A3+ printer with a special extra ink, that make your prints realy waterresistance (a modeller at a german forum put the paper as test in water over night and the coulor was pretty fine).
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:38 AM
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I'd love to see the actual test! Link anyone?
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