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Old 07 October 2004, 18:42   #1
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Latest gadget... colour printer

I've just got one of those Epson "Picture Mate" printers which are advertised on the telly at the moment.

Wow!

It will print directly from the card, or from PC by USB and the quality is fab. Costs about 29p per print. 6"x4" prints only.

Quality is superb - just like a glossy photographic print.
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How much for the printer?
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150 to carry out of PC World or a bit less if you shop around on-line.
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Funny that........

........I've just come back from Jessops where I was debatoing on either this one or the Cannon which was 160. The "mate" is more compact but the cannon enabled larger prints and single change inks where as, if memory serves me, the "mate" comes with paper and ink all in one box at 29.00ish.

Anyway, at29p per pic it's 2x more than developing 40 pics in a shop so that's what put me off a little, also the fact that it doesn;t have a screen like the Cannon.

That said, it's only 150 and very compact. Having now used it a little, would you continue to praise it ? Further, how long does it take to print just one picture ?

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the "mate" comes with paper and ink all in one box at 29.00ish.
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Anyway, at29p per pic it's 2x more than developing 40 pics in a shop
True, but you only need to print the good ones
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it doesn;t have a screen like the Cannon.

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So far so good...
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Further, how long does it take to print just one picture ?
Err, not too long... I wasn't exactly timing it!
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To be honest I think I would prefer a general printer - the Epson R300 that I have does up to A4 full colour glossy like a cibachrome - would far rather crop - resize and then print the very best images at larger than 6x4 - don't see the need for snapshots.

I find the main problem now is the sheer number of photos I take with a digi camera - they cost nothing and with a 512mb card even at high res it's a lot of photos - I think I have actually only printed out about 15.

Most people these days have a DVD player so I just chuck my photos on a CD/DVD and let them watch them on TV.
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To be honest I think I would prefer a general printer - the Epson R300 that I have does up to A4 full colour glossy like a cibachrome - would far rather crop - resize and then print the very best images at larger than 6x4 - don't see the need for snapshots.

I find the main problem now is the sheer number of photos I take with a digi camera - they cost nothing and with a 512mb card even at high res it's a lot of photos - I think I have actually only printed out about 15.

Most people these days have a DVD player so I just chuck my photos on a CD/DVD and let them watch them on TV.
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I prefer to use bonusprint probaly alot cheaper, really easy as well.

No connection with them just a happy customer, there are lots of other printers. We have a traditional processer in town ut I think the prices are dearer also too busy/lazy to venture into town.


Digital sizes
4"x5.3" (10x14cm) 12p
5"x6.6" (13x17cm) 17p
6"x8" (15x20cm) 35p
8"x10.6" (20x27cm) 1.20
12"x16" (30x41cm) 4.99
Conventional sizes
4"x6" (10x15cm) 12p
5"x7.5" (13x19cm) 17p
8"x12" (20x30cm) 1.20
12"x18" (30x46cm) 4.99
Traditional sizes
5"x7" (13x18cm) 17p
8"x10" (20x25cm) 1.20
...plus 1.20 postage per order within the UK.
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I bought an HP A4 Photo printer when I first bought a digital camera, I expected to be printing away like a demon, but as codprawn (strange name innit) says, with the shear quantity of pics I now take, printing would be a costly nightmare.

Also, the whole issue of filing all these pics (as prints) would be a retrogression, I have boxes n boxes of prints stored in cupboards and the loft, which never get looked at, with them stored on my pc on the other hand, finding a pic, or group of pics, is a piece of cake.

Another problem with home printing is, as apposed to 'real' photographic prints, they dont like water, or any kind of dampness, coz they run/smudge, so are way too delicate for my liking.

Smudge....wan't that one of my user names once?
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