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printers quality

By scotttag ·
i would like to find some of the best reproduction quality color printers and i would like to know if color lasers are better than ink jets as far as image qquality is concerned

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by TheChas In reply to printers quality

I don't remember the model numbers, Epson has a couple of "commercial" artist grade printers that have excellent printing quality.
Of course, for the $5,000 and up, they ought to.

On a more general level, there are a number of factors to includein your comparison;
Ink Saturation;
Ink Permanance;
Intended usage;
Color Balance;

As a rule, the higher the resolution, the better the image quality.
However, many printers only get their best resolution on "special" papers.Many "high" resolution printers over-saturate "normal" paper in their higher resolution modes. This often results in worse "functional" resolution than a lesser printer.

The permanance of the ink relates to both moisture resistance, (a major problem with some ink jets) and fading over time.

Intended usage, this makes a major impact on your choice. It makes little sense to use a photo grade printer for text or web pages.

Color Balance: a printer with more color cartridges can acheive better color balance.

That all said, I am still pleased with my Canon 7004.
The best feature for me is that the ink is nearly waterproof.
Unfortunately, this printer is no longer availabel, and the newer Canon printers do not have the same ink technology.

The biggest advantages of color laser printers is ink permanance, and printing speed.


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