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    1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet
    $134.99 $125.00 list($149.99)
    2. Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer
    $329.99 list($349.99)
    3. Canon PIXMA ip8500 Photo Printer
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    4. Brother MFC-8840DN Network Multifunction
    $1,795.99
    5. Epson Stylus Pro 4000 UCM Inkjet
    $189.99 $174.00 list($199.99)
    6. Canon PIXMA ip5000 Photo Printer
    $189.00
    7. HP LaserJet 1012 Printer
    $167.99 list($179.99)
    8. Canon PIXMA ip6000D Photo Printer
    $186.99 list($299.99)
    9. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo
    $90.24 $76.99 list($99.99)
    10. Canon PIXMA ip3000 Photo Printer
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    11. Epson PictureMate Personal Photo
    $268.84 list($299.99)
    12. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo
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    13. HP LaserJet 1320 Monochrome Laser
    $226.99 list($249.99)
    14. Canon PIXMA iP90 Photo Inkjet
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    15. Epson Stylus Photo R800 Inkjet
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    16. HP OfficeJet 5510 All-in-One Printer,
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    17. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet
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    18. Plantronics CS50/HL10 BUNDLE (
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    19. Canon PIXMA MP750 All-in-One Photo
    $209.99 list($495.00)
    20. Canon Faxphone L80 Laser Fax Printer

    1. Epson Stylus Photo R1800 Inkjet Printer
    list price: $549.99
    our price: $549.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007OVML0
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 1223
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Experience the power and speed of the Epson Stylus® Photo R800. Print brilliant archival quality glossy and matte photos! The world's first printer with 1.5- picoliter ink droplets and up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi, this revolutionary performer gives new meaning to quality and detail. And, it provides eight individual cartridges, including matte black ink and a unique gloss optimizer, for professional results every time - no matter what the paper type.Durable Epson UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver long-lasting portraits, landscapes and more on virtually any media, including ink jet printable CD/DVDs and 4" and 8.3" 13" roll paper. It also prints borderless photos in convenient, frame-ready sizes. And, with innovative PRINT Image Matching II technology, you'll get brilliant prints automatically from popular digital cameras.The Epson Stylus Photo R800 offers groundbreaking quality and performance, for perfect prints made to last. With Epson Software Film Factory Epson Print CD software, and premium ICC Profiles, all included in the box, this affordable ink jet offers a complete photographic solution for many creative projects. Whisper-quiet operation and fast built-in connectivity make it an ideal fit for any home or studio, while high-speed performance makes it the perfect printer for quickly creating show-stopping high-gloss prints. ... Read more

    Features

    • USB 2.0 and FireWire interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution
    • 4-by-6-inch photos as fast as 42 seconds, 11-by-14 as fast as 1 minute 51 seconds
    • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
    • Supports poster prints up to 13 by 44 inches

    Reviews (3)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing to say the least!
    I bought my R1800 two weeks ago and it's fabulous! I've been doing quite a bit of photo retouching in PhotoShop and was anxious to see some of my work in large format. The resulting output totally exceeded my expectations! I was also surprised at the speed at which such fine output was generated. I was somewhat concerned about the cost of maintaining an 8-color system as the cost of replacement cartridges ranges between $12.99 and $14.99, but I've done quite a bit of printing and the color levels have barely budged (and I use the setting for the highest print quality). This is truly a great printer for digital photographers, scrapbookers, and PhotoShop enthusiasts like me. It's an incredible piece of equipment.

    1-0 out of 5 stars printer arrived dead
    I ordered the eagerly awaited R1800 on first day of availability from Amazon.When shipped, item arrived dead.Printer carriage did not move into position, soink cartridges could not be loaded. Defective printer was returned to Amazon (which promptly credited the return, including postage).

    On this single anecdotal incident, I do not fault either Epson or Amazon. Stuff happens.Perhaps damage in shipping.I merely provide this information for consumer information, in case other buyers have the same problem.

    My star rating is nominal, since unit received did not function at all

    5-0 out of 5 stars Beats any lab prints
    The Epson R1800 is built like a tank.Upon first inspection out of the box, you will be suprised at it's size.Set-up out of the box was a breeze.About 10 minutes of unwrapping everything and software installation and I was ready to print.

    The first prints came out amazing.I used to work in a one hour photo lab with a Noritsu QSS-3011, basically the Cadallic of mini-lab printers.The best of the best.I am college student majoring in photography so quality is #1 to me.I would always print my pictures at the lab and fine tune each print so I would get the best.With this printer, I get nearly the EXACT SAME QUALITY.Which is nothing short of amazing considering we are talking about a lab machine that is in the costs of tens of thousands of dollars.The prints that I have printed from the R1800 rival the quality of that from the Nortisu lab printer.

    The 8 inks provide a cost effective method instead of replacing one expensive color tank when just one color runs out.You can just replace whatever color you run out of.

    The R1800 prints bordless sizes up to 13" in width.It can print panoramics from 4" to 13" from rolls of paper. Imgaine having a 13" by 44" panoramic on your wall!With the R1800, it's just that easy.

    The R1800 can also print on CD's, which is a neat feature, but one that I probably won't use too much until I get ready to graduate and create portfolio CD's with my work on them.

    5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution is what makes these prints so amazingly crisp in quality.

    The speed of the printer is pretty impressive too.11x14's in under 3 minutes?4x6's in under 45 seconds?Yes please!

    I believe the best paper I've used with R1800 is Epson's Premium Luster paper.It's semi glossy with a sheer luster to it that makes the color and contrast hold of the paper look amazing.

    If you are even an amatuer photographer and care about the quality of your printers and are in the market for an at home studio printer, you cannot go wrong with the R1800.I would reccommend nothing else. ... Read more


    2. Canon PIXMA iP4000 Photo Printer
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $134.99
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    Asin: B0002GU16A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 45
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    High speed, sharp resolution, and economical ink refills: Could you ask for more in a home printer? The Canon PIXMA ip4000 is designed with over 1,800 nozzles that produce tiny 2-picoliter droplets, resulting in finely detailed images that are worthy to save in your family album. Pigment-based inks insure colors will stay true, and the prints are resistant to water, fading, and smudges.

    With resolutions up to 600 x 600 dpi black and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, your office documents or school reports will look as beautiful as your photos. Built-in two-sided printing reduces your paper costs and allows you truly professional design options. Top speeds of 25 ppm black and 17 ppm color (draft mode) will have your pages in hand in just a few seconds; a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo can take as little as 36 seconds--as fast as those old instant cameras, but with better quality. Thanks to the PictBridge-compatible direct print port, you can connect your digital camera and churn out photos while bypassing your computer system.

    The ip4000 is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and requires either a USB or parallel cable to get it up and running (cables not included). Canon provides a one-year warranty covering parts and service.

    What's in the Box
    PIXMA iP4000 photo printer, iP4000 print head, BCI-3eBk black ink tank, BCI-6Bk black ink tank, BCI-6C cyan ink tank, BCI-6M magenta ink tank, BCI-6Y yellow ink tank, Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4x6 sample pack, power cord, documentation kit, setup software and user's guide on CD-ROM; printer cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • ContrastPLUS 5-color ink system; built-in two-sided printing
    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible
    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

    3. Canon PIXMA ip8500 Photo Printer
    list price: $349.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002F9Y2I
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 378
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    Features

    • Sharp 4,800 x 2,400 dpi maximum resolution
    • Up to 16 ppm black, 12 ppm color; built-in 2-sided printing
    • Borderless 4-by-6-inch photo in just 23 seconds
    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty with toll-free phone support

    4. Brother MFC-8840DN Network Multifunction Laser Printer
    list price: $949.99
    our price: Too low to display
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001ZRKRU
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Brother Printer
    Sales Rank: 1393
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The Brother MFC-8840DN multifunction laser printer offers fast printing, up to 21 ppm (draft); crisp resolution, up to 2,400 x 600 dpi; plus great copy, scan, and fax performance. A complete range of easy-to-use front-mounted controls facilitateseasy walk-up single-job use, while Ethernet connectivity accommodates workgroup sharing.

    With versatile paper handling, the MFC-8840DN performs two-in-one and four-in-one copying, automatic duplexing, poster copying, and reduction/enlargement options from 25% to 400% in 1% increments. It also has a 50-sheet ADF for even greater convenience.

    The MFC-8840DN offers your choice of Ethernet (10/100BaseTX), USB (2.0), and parallel connectivity, and is PC and Mac compatible.Fax features include a built-in 33.6 Kbps modem, 300 speed dial locations, 40 one-touch dialing locations, and more.The MFC-8840DN also allows access via PC fax interface.

    What's in the Box
    MFC-8840DN, ADF, power cable, AC power adapter, Quick Reference Guide, CD (software), warranty information ... Read more

    Features

    • Multifunction office machine, prints, copies, scans, and faxes
    • Up to 21 ppm printing and copying; up to 2,400 x 600 dpi print resolution
    • 33.6 Kbps fax modem, 300 speed dial locations, 600 page memory
    • Includes 50-sheet ADF; 32 MB memory, expandable to 160 MB
    • Parallel, USB, and Ethernet interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

    5. Epson Stylus Pro 4000 UCM Inkjet Printer
    list price: $1,795.99
    our price: $1,795.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000YWRIY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 4779
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compact yet powerful, the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 desktop inkjet printer features the latest (2004) inkjet, print-head, and printer-engine technologies in order to meet the needs of the most demanding graphics professionals. With Epson's UltraChrome Ink technology, the Stylus Pro 4000 will produce archival-quality prints with high color fidelity while providing consistently stable colors designed to significantly outperform standard-dye inks.

    To maximize the use of its ink technology, Epson developed a unique print head capable of handling eight separate ink cartridges simultaneously. This lets the Epson Stylus Pro 4000 handle both photo-black and matte-black inks at the same time so it can maximize the black density on virtually any media type. Even better, the printer's high-performance, one-inch-wide print head produces an astonishing resolution of 2,880 x 1,440 dpi, setting a new Epson standard for quality and speed.

    Handling virtually any media type in roll or cut sheets up to 17 inches wide, the Stylus Pro 4000's built-in high-capacity paper tray holds up to 250 sheets of plain letter-sized paper or up to 50 sheets of 17-by-22-inch photographic media. Choose from four different ways to load media, including a front-loading straight-through path for media up to 1.5 mm posterboard. A built-in automatic media cutter greatly simplifies roll printing.

    What about print speed? For graphics and prepress proofing, the printer can produce everyday production-quality 13-by-19-inch prints in 2 minutes, 23 seconds and contract-quality proofs in just 7 minutes, 49 seconds. For professional photography, the Stylus Pro 4000 produces photo-lab quality 8-by-10-inch prints in 3 minutes, 48 seconds and 16-by-20-inch prints in 10 minutes, 25 seconds. And, for CAD and GIS, you'll get draft-quality 17-by-22-inch prints in 90 seconds and photo-quality 17-by-22-inch prints in 5 minutes, 58 seconds.

    Enjoy the benefits of two user-exchangeable ink modes (photographic or dual CMYK). The photographic ink mode is ideal for any photographic or graphic design project where image quality is important. It uses cyan, light cyan, magenta, light magenta, yellow, photo black, light black, and matte black. The dual CMYK ink mode takes advantage of Epson's Matte Black ink technology to produce outstanding photographic prints on plain paper. It uses two of each primary color to deliver speeds up to 98 percent faster than the photographic ink mode. Plus, exclusive "light black" ink significantly improves the printer's gray balance while eliminating color casts and improving the midtones and highlights for smooth transitions.

    What's in the Box
    Printer, eight 110 ml UltraChrome ink cartridges (Photo Black ink cartridge T543100, Cyan ink cartridge T543200, Magenta ink cartridge T543300, Yellow ink cartridge T543400, Light Cyan ink cartridge T543500, Light Magenta ink cartridge T543600, Light Black ink cartridge T543700, Matte Black ink cartridge T543800), user's manual, registration information; printer cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • 2,880 x 1,440 dpi maximum resolution, 3.5-picoliter droplet size
    • Handles wide-format media up to 17 inches
    • 7-color Epson UltraChrome Ink with 8-channel print-head technology
    • Prints on both sides without damaging the previously printed side
    • USB and FireWire interfaces, optional networking

    6. Canon PIXMA ip5000 Photo Printer
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $189.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002F9Y0A
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 234
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Printing professional quality photos from home has become a reality, thanks to easy-to-use photo printers like the Canon PIXMA ip5000. By combining five-color printing and a 1,856-nozzle print head that's capable of delivering superfine 1-picoliter ink droplets (up to 22 million droplets per inch), the ip5000 delivers stunningly accurate prints that should leave professional photo labs a little worried.

    Color resolution is as high as 9,600 x 2,400 dpi, with black-and-white resolution of up to 600 x 600 dpi. Print speeds are as high as 25 ppm in black, 17 ppm in color, while a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo can take as little as 36 seconds. The same drive system responsible for the ip5000's improved print speeds also results in a low 34 dB(A) noise level.

    Along with a wide variety of plain and photo papers, the ip5000 also accepts envelopes and transparencies. The dual paper path allows you to print two-sided documents or simply store photo papers in one tray and plain paper in the other.

    With its easy-to-use USB port, hooking up the printer to your computer is a snap, while a direct print port allows you to print directly from a PictBridge-compatible digital camera or DV camcorder, with or without your computer. The software bundle includes Easy-PhotoPrint and PhotoStitch. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems, the ip5000 comes backed with a one-year limited warranty on both parts and labor.

    What's in the Box
    PIXMA iP5000 photo printer, print head and ink tanks (BCI-3eBK black, BCI-6BK black, BCI-6C cyan, BCI-6M magenta, BCI-6Y yellow), power cord, easy setup instructions, documentation kit (Quick Start Guide, Registration Card), Setup Software and User's Guide on CD-ROM, Canon Photo Paper Pro for Borderless Printing (4-by-6 sample pack); USB cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 600 x 600 dpi black resolution, 9,600 x 2400 dpi color
    • Up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color speed; borderless 4-by-6-inch photos in just 36 seconds
    • Directly supports PictBridge-compatible digital cameras and DV camcorders
    • ContrastPLUS ink system for realistic tones and economical replacement
    • USB interface, Direct Print Port; PC and Mac compatible

    7. HP LaserJet 1012 Printer

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    Asin: B0000C1XHY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
    Sales Rank: 1229
    Average Customer Review: 4.23 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Compact design, affordability, and strong performance make the HP LaserJet 1012 laser printer a logical choice for home or small business users with moderate print demands. Powered by a 133 MHz processor and 8 MB of internal memory, the HP 1012 delivers crisp 600 dpi black printing at up to 15 pages per minute.

    PC and Mac compatible, the HP 1012 offers USB connectivity and comes with a handy CR-ROM with software and simple steps for hassle-free setup. This model offers versatile paper handling from its 150-sheet standard input tray and also includes a priority input tray for specialty jobs. The HP 1012 comes with everything you need to get started except the printer cable itself; it is backed by a one-year warranty.

    What's in the Box
    HP LaserJet 1012 printer, HP print cartridge, Getting Started guide, software and electronic User Guide on CD-ROM, power cord, printer media input tray, printer priority input tray, tray cover; USB cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Crisp, 1,200 dpi effective resolution
    • Up to 15 ppm; instant-on fuser, first pages out in 10 seconds
    • Compact design, perfect for small workspaces
    • 150-sheet input tray, 10-sheet priority input tray
    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible; 1-year warranty

    Reviews (57)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Laser printing for the rest of us.
    Let's face it. Many of us are tired of using inkjet printers for text jobs. Mainly, it's the cost of ink. Inkjet cartridges are expensive and you don't get many pages to the pop. Plus, if you've been unlucky enough to use an Epson, the clogged printheads and general unreliability of the output are simply unacceptable. (Three Epsons later, I'm using an HP inkjet, a PSC 1350 all-in-one, and am thrilled with it.)

    If you do a lot of text printing, there really isn't an alternative to a good laser printer--and now you have one. The print-out is superlative; the speed is terrific--I'm getting a about a 3-seconds a page; the noise-level is low; no laser printer smell, either; and--get this--you get about 2,000 pages per ink cartridge (the cartridges are around $60, but for this kind of output, well worth it).

    The pages don't get curled, despite the small size--although they are surprisingly hot when they come out of the printer. "Hot off the presses" gets a whole new meaning. But, they cool down quickly!

    I use mine with a PowerMac, and the driver works flawlessly. I even have it networked on my home Airport network, and it works like a charm.

    HP proves itself again as the leader in home printers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Terrific little printer
    This is a pretty sweet little printer. It's light, with a relatively small footprint, USB connectivity and fast.

    Installation was a snap on WinXP. Pop the CD in, install the drivers, plug the printer into a free USB port and let Windows do it's magic. First page out in 10 seconds, 15 ppm, manual and auto feeders and 1200 dpi. It's only a simple B/W printer (2 bit greyscale), so the print quality isn't as great as something like a 4500. But for home use, print quality looks just fine. And 15 ppm sure beats the heck out of the 2 or 3 our old BJC used to do.

    Printer configuration and diagnostics are done through a web interface and web server running on your computer. It's something that can be turned off though, if you're leary of an unknown webserver running on your system.

    Paper tray doesn't hold quite as much paper as I'd like, but unless you're doing a lot of printing or printing really big documents (in which case you should be using a beefier printer anyway), it shouldn't be too much of an inconvenience.

    Takes thin cardstock paper just fine (30-35# or so), but I'm not sure how much heavier it will go.

    Definitely a good deal if you're tired of that pokey slow inkjet. If you do heavy duty printing, you'll probably want to go with something a little more robust though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Printer, Unbeatable Price!
    I got this printer on sale for about $150 delivered to replace an aging HP 5L. The print quality is excellent and significanly better than the old 5L. This printer is also exceptionally compact and fits nicely on the shelf of my computer desk. Overall, the printer is extremely fast and appears to print at the stated rate. I printed a 35 page document and had no problems with the printer slowing down. Setup is a breeze and took lest than 5 minutes. Feeding envelopes or indvidual sheets is simple as well; there's a small icon stamped on the plastic paper tray to guide your way. Alas the only downside is you'll have to buy a USB cable since one isn't included -- this is probably a non-issue since most free USB cables are usually too short. Bottom line, this printer works great for home and small office use. This is a wonderful monochorme printer for a college or high school student as well. HP quality at a rock bottom price, I don't see how you can go wrong. I highly recommend this printer.

    3-0 out of 5 stars OK Little Printer
    I needed a cheap printer quick and this one happened to fill the bill. The toner catridges are readily available, the print quality is all right and set up on xp was pretty much what would be expected from any printer. It even networked without a fuss.

    Conclusion: If you need a cheap printer for not too demanding jobs this is one.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Fast but poor quality
    I've just bought this printer to replace my old LaserWriter 4/600, which
    was a cheap and compact laser printer (when Apple had them). I'm moved
    from Mac to XP and connecting it to a PC is impossible and I had to buy
    another printer. LaserJets are well known so I decided to buy one which
    promises a good resolution --not a real 1200 x 1200 but at least a
    promising 600 x 600 x 2.

    However, when I printed the first page I was very disappointed because this
    resolution is in fact much worse than my 600 x 600 LaserWriter and not much
    better than a good ink jet printer. Why? With the 4/600 letter contours
    looked rounded and crisp, while with the 1012 are jagged and fuzzy. No ink
    dots outside letters in the 4/600, but lots of them in the 1012 which makes
    a sort of halo around the letters (there is a noticeable shadow in vertical
    strokes). Letter strokes lose their proportions below 10 pt and the
    horizontal one in "e" (Times) is almost missing. There are in addition

    distorted letters, some of them with bumps and even wrongly rendered (like
    a bold omega). The result is ugly and a lot below one could expect from a
    good laser printer.

    By the way, the installation was smooth (with Win XP). ... Read more


    8. Canon PIXMA ip6000D Photo Printer
    list price: $179.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002U419Y
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon
    Sales Rank: 138
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    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, droplets as small as 2 picoliters
    • Built-in 2.5-inch LCD to view, edit, and print, even from digital cameras
    • Direct printing from memory cards and PictBridge-compatible cameras
    • Automatic 2-sided printing; 6 individual ink tanks
    • USB interface, Direct Print Port, IrDA port; PC/Mac compatible

    9. Canon PIXMA MP760 All-in-One Photo Printer
    list price: $299.99
    our price: $186.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007W89H2
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 22
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Pixma MP760 Photo All-In-One Printer, Print/Copy/Scan ... Read more

    Features

    • USB, Direct Printer Port, camera card slots; PC/Mac
    • Prints photos, copies, and scans in one convenient unit
    • 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black resolution
    • Up to 17 ppm color, 25 ppm black, 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Large 2.5-inch LCD for easy viewing, editing, and printing

    Reviews (7)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Some points not covered by others.
    Let me start by saying my previous printer was an HP 540 bought ten years ago and I do not own a digital camera nor a scanner.

    So why did I buy it? Because of the good reviews I have seen for the Pixma family, because people complaining about how the new HP printer family software installation is a bear, and complaints about Epson print heads clog if not used both here and on usenet. I bought it for home, and I have only needed to fax about twice in the last ten years, but I (we?) often need to copy, and I wanted a color printer, separate print cartridges, two paper trays. I hemmed and hawed and decided to pay the extra to get the MP760 features over the sheet feeder of the MP750. A digital camera will probably be next electronics purchase.

    First some notes
    - Another website said this printer has a parallel port. It does not. Not a big deal.
    - It works over USB 1.1. Not as fast, but if you are like me and would rather put the money for a USB 2.0 card into a new PC, you are not out of luck. You do need a USB OS. I am using XP Pro.
    - You do not need the PC turned on to copy or print pictures from memory cards OR from negatives or slides! But, when printing from negatives it will NOT let you print to plain paper. I don't know about scanning then printing, I would have to try it out.
    - The slide and negative holders are stored in the underside of the scanner lid. When you unsnap this carrier it exposes a white strip that appears to be a light source for scanning negatives or slides.
    - The memory slots come up as removable disk drive under XP, one does not have to use them for just digital picture files. Its a nice feature for me, since my home computer's USB slots are in the back and both are used. I have a SanDisk MobileMate SD to USB converter, I can put files on it at work, then take the memory out and upload with the MP760.
    - No thick all encompassing manual, but rather printed quick start guides and the full manuals installed in HTML format on your PC.
    - Two TWAIN drivers are installed. One limits you to 600 DPI when scanning. Need to be scanning negatives or slides to get to 2400 DPI (someone correct me if I am wrong).
    - Two paper trays - one is a cassette down at the very bottom, the other is an automatic sheet feeder from the rear.

    Random blathering opinions ---
    - The print quality is great, but I don't have alot to compare it to.
    - Reasonably quiet. Other manf's models made beeps. I don't want to wake up the kids when printing at night.
    - Big. And you need even more room with the sheet feeder in the rear and the door to open in the front for finished prints to come out.
    - I would rather have the manuals in PDF over HTML.
    - Getting at and installing the print head and cartridges is harder than the Deskjet 540. There is some sort of prop rod, that needs to be unlatched to get it back down, and two doors in front of the print cartridges.
    - A consumer magazine states that each photo print costs about $0.85 on an MP780, and at the store near me its $0.29 for digital prints. But then again I can make a print right NOW if I wanted to.
    - Manual says you should not to just drop the power to it, you have to press the ON/OFF button and wait. Annoying, and what happens if the power goes out? What about when it is in sleep mode? Would be nice if the PC powers down it assumes it should power down, or at least be an option.

    I can personally vouch that it copies color or grayscale, scans with PC color or grayscale, prints directly from film negative to photo paper, prints from PC, and no software problems thus far. Everything else I either can't test it (like the PictBridge) or have not had the time.

    Overall, I'm glad I waited this long to buy an MFC and I'm glad I waited a bit longer for the MP760.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Does itfax?
    Could any one please tell me if this machine does scan to fax??? I have fax program in my XP.There were so many good reviews about this AIO, so it is hard to let go, but I need to use fax at least once a week.I have also considered MP780, but it doesn't come with the negative slide,thanks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Which Canon Multifunction is right for you?
    First off, if you're in the market for a printer, you can't go wrong with a Canon.Canon printers consistently beat out the competition in independent tests for print quality.Their items are elegant, well designed, and most importantly, ink is affordable.

    We all know the razor and blade scheme: sell the printer below cost and make it up with pricey cartridges.Canon, however, saves you a lot of money by including the print head with the printer and not on each cartridge.Because of this, genuine Canon cartridges can be had for around $12, while 3rd party cartridges, which many claim work just as well, can be found for as low as $2.

    If you've already decided on a Canon multifunction, lets see which model is right for you.Canon's current market list is as follows:

    MP130 - New model, and the most affordable yet.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    18ppm black, 13ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Card slots

    MP390 - Has a fax, About half the cost of the MP7xx's.
    Copy/Print/SCan/Fax
    18ppm black, 12 ppm color
    2 ink tanks
    card slots

    MP750 - Older model - exactly the same as mp780 but no fax.
    Copy/Print/Scan
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    MP760 - New Model - geared towards photo enthusiasts.
    Copy/Print/Scan + Special Photo Features
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    No auto sheet feeder!
    Built in Duplexing
    *Unique photo features:
    2.5 inch lcd screen
    Built in film adapter for 35mm slides or negatives
    can print directly from negatives
    Card slots

    MP780 - Does it all except for the mp760 photo features.
    Copy/Print/Scan/Fax
    25ppm black, 17 ppm color
    5 ink tanks
    Built in Duplexing

    Now, let's look more closely at some key differences between these models:

    *Fax: The first thing you should do is decide if you need a fax or not. If you do, you should choose between the MP780 or the MP390.If not, don't rule those two out just yet, they may have have other features you can't live without.

    *Note: There is NO auto fax/telephone switching on these models if you wish to use the same line for faxes and voice calls.

    *Number of ink tanks: The next important thing you should look at is whether you want to be able to replace each color individually or not.The MP750, MP760 and MP780 all have 5 individual ink tanks (photo black, black, cyan, yellow, magenta), while the MP130 and MP390 have only 2 (black and tricolor).The cost of each cartridge is about the same, but you will waste some leftover ink by throwing out the MP130 or MP390's color cartridge when just one color runs out.

    *Photo printing: If you're planning on printing a lot of photos, you should probably go with an mp7xx.These have a superior print head, as well as the 5 separate ink tanks.The MP760 is especially noteable with all the features Canon has added specifically for photos.These come at a price however, as the MP760 does not share the auto sheet feeder of its MP750 and MP780 cousins, or the fax of the 780.

    *However - If you plan on printing directly from memory cards, beware!The mp750 and mp780 do not have card slots!The 2 cheaper models and the mp760 do.

    *Auto sheet feeder: The mp130 and mp760 do NOT have an auto sheet feeder.All 3 of the others do.An auto sheet feeder is very useful when doing a lot of scanning or faxing.

    *Duplexing: The mp7xx models each have built in duplexing.

    *Size: The mp7xx models weigh around 30 pounds and are quite big.The MP390 is a smaller, and weighs 18 pounds.The mp130 has a tiny footprint for a multifunction printer, and weighs 14 pounds.

    Some features that all of Canon's current MFPs share:

    *Copying: Each of these models has a copy function, and all have the same resolution (600x600 black, 1200x1200 color).
    *USB 2.0 connection
    *Pictbridge direct photo printing support
    *All 5 models are great looking and will complement almost any decor.

    My recommendations:

    If you want a great price on an excellent printer and don't need a fax: MP130

    If price is an issue but you still need a fax: MP390

    If you can afford an MP700 series and don't need a fax, card slots, or the MP760's photo features: MP750

    If you need its exclusive photo features (but no fax or auto sheet feeder): MP760

    If you can afford an MP700 series and need a fax (but no card slots and none of the MP760s photo features): MP780

    5-0 out of 5 stars You will be glad you bought it
    I have had this printer for a couple of weeks and it does everything Canon's description says and it does it well.The included software gives you options for printing photos and scanning that range from fully automatic (simple) to using wizards (need to make some decisions) to full control of everything (got to read the manual).Pictures come out looking great and text is sharp.It has two paper sources so that you can switch between different papers without having to fumble with a paper tray, built in two-sided paper printing (duplexing) and a real plus, it has a built-in memory card reader so you can print directly or easily and quickly transfer info. to your computer from most any kind of memory card.

    The only problem I have had, and that you may also have, has somthing to do with how the printer uses my computer's USB2 ports.I have a laser printer connected to one of these ports and if it and the Canon are both connected when I boot up the computer, the computer's USB controller experiences some kind of conflict between these printing devices and resolves the conflict by disabling some of the Canon's functions.I called Canon's tech. support, which, by the way, is free during your warranty year. After going through a few prompts I was quickly connected with a support person (not outsourced!) who was knowledgeable and patiently helped me troubleshoot the problem.Tech talk: something to do with computer bios, the USB controller and how the Canon is programmed to use the USB hub.In any case, he said I would have to call my computer maker for help in changing computer codes.My quick, if not elegant solution, was to unplug the laser printer from the USB until boot up was complete and then plug it back in.Problem solved!This didn't work if I unplugged the Canon and instead left the laser printer connected during boot up.Hope this helps.

    Bottom line...You won't go wrong if you get this printer.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very impressed
    So far, so very very good.This printer creates great photos on glossy paper and does very well with black tiny text on injet paper.But most of all, I'm impressed with its speed.It's the fastest printer I've ever owned (maybe that says more about me than the printer) so I'm extremely happy.

    The only issue I have with this printer is that its front buttons (copy, scan, film, photo) do not work with my Macintosh.I use system 10.3.8 and pressing the buttons does *nothing*. However, everything works if you use the included (excellent) software.If I'm looking for other things to complain about, I'd say it's a bit heavy & large.It woudn't fit in the cabinet where my old printer did. ... Read more


    10. Canon PIXMA ip3000 Photo Printer
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $90.24
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    Asin: B0002GU4DA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 196
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    High speed, sharp resolution, and economical ink refills: Could you ask for more in a home printer? The Canon PIXMA ip3000 is designed with 1,600 nozzles that produce tiny 2-picoliter droplets, resulting in finely detailed images that are worthy of saving in your family photo albums. Pigment-based inks insure colors will stay true, and the prints are resistant to water, fading, and smudges.

    With resolution up to 600 x 600 dpi black and 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color, your office documents or school reports will look as good as your photos. Built-in two-sided printing reduces your paper costs and allows you truly professional design options. Top speeds of 22 ppm black and 15 ppm color (draft mode) will have your pages in hand in just a few seconds; a borderless 4-by-6-inch photo can take as little as 36 seconds--as fast as those old instant cameras, but with much better quality. Thanks to the PictBridge-compatible direct print port, you can connect your digital camera and churn out photos while bypassing your computer system.

    The ip3000 is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and requires only a USB cable to get it up and running (cable not included). Canon provides a one-year warranty covering parts and service.

    What's in the Box
    PIXMA iP3000 photo printer, PIXMA iP3000 print head, BCI-3eBk black ink tank, BCI-6C cyan ink tank, BCI-6M magenta ink tank, BCI-6Y yellow ink tank, Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy 4x6 sample pack, power cord, documentation kit, setup software and user's guide on CD-ROM; printer cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 dpi color resolution
    • Up to 22 ppm black, 15 ppm color; 4-by-6-inch photo in about 36 seconds
    • Built-in 2-sided printing; 4 individual ink tanks
    • Direct print port, PictBridge compatible
    • USB interface; PC and Mac compatible

    11. Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Printer

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    Asin: B0002KHZGK
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 15
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    The PictureMate from Epson is a photo printer designed to produce lab-quality prints from the comfort of your own home. With its simple one-touch printing, 5,760 x 1,440 maximum dpi resolution, and convenient PictureMate Print Packs, this printer is a remarkable combination of quality, ease of use, and affordability.
    Wide Compatibility
    Slots for digital camera memory cards in several formats

    The PictureMate prints JPEG or TIFF photos from any USB digital camera and is compatible with both Mac and PC operating platforms. A wide variety of card types are also accepted, including CF Type I and II, SmartMedia, Sony Memory Stick/MemoryStick PRO, Duo (requires adapter), SD, MMC, and xD-Picture.

    The printer initially comes with a starter photo cartridge and 20 sheets of paper. Thereafter, you'll purchase PictureMate Print Packs, which contain 100 sheets of paper and a photo ink cartridge with an approximate 100-page yield.

    Prints That Last and Stay Beautiful
    Original print (left), then a spill-and-wipe test on leading glossy and semi-gloss papers (two middle) and on PictureMate (right)

    The prints resist water, smudging, and most notably fading. Epson estimates an archival lifetime of up to 200 years if the photos are kept in a relatively dark place (such as a photo album) or up to 100 years in a frame (see Epson's web site for details). True borderless printing (or bordered, if you prefer) combined with sturdy stock help to give your prints a professional look and feel. A cartridge level indicator lets you know how much ink you have left.

    Easy Operation
    Simple menus and one-touch buttons make printing a snap!

    Other features include a multiple print function that lets you make up to 100 copies of a single picture. A Save Photo button lets you back up digital files directly to an external CD-R, Zip drive, or USB Thumb drive.

    The small 10-by-6-inch footprint fits neatly onto your desk or countertop, and the convenient handle provides true portability. An optional Bluetooth adapter lets you print wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled devices. The PictureMate is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    PictureMate Personal Photo Lab, power cord, starter PictureMate photo cartridge, 20 sheets of PictureMate Photo Paper, CD-ROM, user manuals; Epson Software Film Factory 3.05 (PC and Macintosh compatible, P.I.M. and Exif Print-enabled); USB cable not included

    ... Read more

    Features

    • 1-touch 4-by-6-inch lab-quality photo printing
    • Remarkably low operating cost, about 29 cents per print
    • 5,760 x 1440 dpi maximum resolution, 2.5-picoliter drops
    • 6-color pigment inks; resists fading for up to 200 years in archival sleeves
    • USB, memory card slots, optional Bluetooth; PC and Mac

    12. Canon PIXMA MP780 All-In-One Photo Printer
    list price: $299.99
    our price: $268.84
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    Asin: B00030CHOE
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 977
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    Features

    • Prints and copies up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • Faxes up to Super G3 speed in color or black-and-white
    • Scans up to 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution, 48-bit color depth
    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • USB 2.0 and PictBridge interfaces; 1-year warranty with InstantExchange

    13. HP LaserJet 1320 Monochrome Laser Printer

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    Asin: B0002UM0PQ
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 1363
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    Features

    • 1,200 dpi laser quality
    • Up to 22 ppm, first page out in 8.5 seconds
    • Automatic 2-sided printing, 16 MB RAM, expandable to 144 MB
    • 10,000 pages per month duty cycle
    • Parallel and USB 2.0 interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

    14. Canon PIXMA iP90 Photo Inkjet Printer
    list price: $249.99
    our price: $226.99
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    Asin: B0002OG6L6
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 1647
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    Product Description

    Pixma iP90 Color Photo Printer ... Read more

    Features

    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible
    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color, 600 x 600 dpi black
    • Up to 12 ppm color print speed, 16 ppm black
    • PictBridge support for direct-from-camera photo printing
    • Wireless printing with IrDA and optional Bluetooth

    15. Epson Stylus Photo R800 Inkjet Printer
    list price: $399.99
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    Asin: B0000WA8CI
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 291
    Average Customer Review: 4.69 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    With the R800 inkjet photo printer from Epson, you can print professional quality photos from the comfort of your own home. With its fine 1.5-picoliter droplet size, the R800 delivers resolutions up to 5,700 x 1440 dpi for exceptionally detailed and accurate prints. You can also print directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs, adding a professional look and feel to your media.

    Print speeds are as fast as 17 ppm, while a 5-by-7-inch photo can take as little as 45 seconds. The R800 can print borderless photos in a number of popular sizes, and accepts a wide variety of plain and photo papers, as well as transparencies and envelopes. The input tray holds up to 100 sheets of regular paper, up to 20 sheets of photo paper, up to 10 envelopes, one transparency, or one printable CD/DVD.

    Designed to last, Epson's UltraChrome Hi-Gloss pigment inks deliver photos with an expected life of up to 80 years. The software bundle includes Epson Software Film Factory as well as the PRINT Image Matching II Photoshop plug-in, designed to optimize prints from a wide variety of popular digital cameras.

    The R800 connects to your computer via either USB or FireWire and has a 25,000-page monthly duty cycle. Compatible with both PC and Mac operating platforms, the R800 comes backed with a one-year parts and labor warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Epson Stylus Photo R800 inkjet printer, one cyan ink cartridge (T054220), one magenta ink cartridge (T054320), one yellow ink cartridge (T054420), one photo black ink cartridge (T054120), one matte black ink cartridge (T054820), one red ink cartridge (T054720), one blue ink cartridge (T054920), one gloss optimizer cartridge (T054020), CD print tray and Epson Print CD software, roll paper holder accessory, printer documentation, Premium ICC profiles, CD-ROM containing printer drivers and software (Windows and Macintosh); printer cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • Up to 5,760 x 1,440 optimized dpi resolution, 1.5-picoliter droplets
    • Up to 17 ppm black text, 5-by-7-inch photo as fast as 45 seconds
    • Prints directly onto inkjet-printable CDs and DVDs
    • True border-free photo printing in popular photo sizes
    • USB 2.0 Hi-Speed and IEEE 1394 FireWire interfaces

    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding capabilities, Remarkable Results!
    I love this printer! I bought it for two reasons - the reviews it received for its photo printing quality, and for the simple fact that I can print directly on my CDs and DVDs. Skipping the labeling part of burning a CD is such an amazing thing - and the quality of the picture burned on the CD/DVD is nothing short of Outstanding. It takes a bit longer to print on the CD, because the printer draws the CD into the housing and checks the alignment of the CD for a few seconds before printing. The result is worth the wait, as I did not have to even manually adjust the print position on the CD (using the software-based adjustment within Epson Print CD). The box included 3 of the Epson Borderless Glossy 4X6 photo paper, and this is an awesome idea. I took my favorite picture, and printed it in under a minute in amazing quality. The picture is a dead giveaway for a standard developed photo, and did not need to be cropped or otherwise cut after being printed - It went straight into my 4X6 frame with no other manipulation. I love it!
    The things left to be determined are: 1. How long will I be able to go before having to buy ink, and 2. Will the ink on the photo last as long as Epson claims it will last.
    In short, if you do a lot of CD or DVD burning, or you want a printer that can handle photo printing and give you a borderless, effort free 4X6, %x& or 8X10, this printer is for you!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !!!
    Awesome photo quality prints! Not the fastest printer for word processing, etc, but certainly fast enough. Multiple ink cartridges helps save $$ on ink. R800, along w/ Epson glossy photo paper = professionally developed-looking prints, that are waterproof as well !!! Can't go wrong w/ this printer. I use it for photo prints, as well as, a general all-purpose printer, which I have hooked up to a wireless print server in my home, for all to use. DVD/CD printing has also worked flawlessly since I got it (about 3 months ago) No problems. Just awesome!

    4-0 out of 5 stars I'm in love!
    I have owned many printers...but I have to say I love this printer the best so far. It's so versatile. The prints on Epson photo glossy paper look like they just came from the lab. I'm still amazed after two weeks.

    Prints on coated inkjet CDs are a bit under saturated. Also if you want the best quality and water proof photos you have to use Epson paper.

    This is a wonderful printer for photo enthusiasts and the geek who wants the novelty of printing on CDs. However if you do not intend to print on a regular basis do not buy this printer. The pigmented ink will clog the head with infrequent use.

    I would give it five stars if it were a bit faster. I still love it though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Photos and CD/DVD Printing -- This thing is Awesome!
    I have had my r800 for around two months now and let me tell you this thing is awesome (and I have had quite a few printers in my day).

    CD/DVD printing is really why I bought it but the photos are top notch. I have printed over 300 Cd-R and DVD-R and they just look Terrific. I also have printed DVD Cases and 8x10 photos that just amaze me at the clarity.

    Price for cartridges are still kinda of high (was supposed to be $8 each but they are $12-$15) -- Eight cartridges so if you want the most bang for your buck I think Canon has some nice choices(This can be expensive). Overall I feel this is the best photo and cd/dvd printer under $1000 --

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very pleased
    I am very pleased with my Epson R800. This is my second Epson and I am retiring my HP photo printer for this one. I have had it for about 3 weeks and it is wonderful. Prints are gorgeous, very fast with printing documents and extremely quiet. My only problem is I cannot get it to properly print envelopes (#10). Could someone who owns this printer be of assistance? Other than that, it is a great printer. ... Read more


    16. HP OfficeJet 5510 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier
    list price: $222.00
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    Asin: B0000C9ZJY
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard Office
    Sales Rank: 221
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    HP's OfficeJet 5510 is an all-in-one color printer, color copier, color scanner, and color fax machine. This versatile unit is perfect for the home office or small business where space is at a premium. With HP's thermal inkjet print technology, resolutions for both black and color prints are as high as 1,200 x 1,200, with 4,800 x 1,200 optimized dpi color printing. Print speeds clock in at 17 ppm for black and 12 ppm for color (maximum, draft mode).

    The 5510 has a standard input capacity of 100 sheets and up to 10 envelopes, with an output capacity of 25 sheets. It accepts a wide variety of originals, including paper (plain, inkjet, photo), envelopes, transparencies, labels, cards, HP premium media, and iron-on transfers. Supported sizes range from 3 by 5 to 8.5 by 14 inches (using the 20 sheet automatic document feeder).

    The flatbed scanner provides up to 600 x 2,400 dpi optical resolution and 36-bit color, with software-enhanced resolution up to 19,200 dpi. The 33.6 Kbps modem fax machine has a 3-second per page transmission speed and is capable of color faxing. A 90-page fax memory ensures that your don't miss important faxes when you run out of paper, while fax auto-redial, delayed sending, and auto-reduction provide added convenience. Copy speeds are as fast as 17 cpm for black and 12 cpm for color, while up to 99 copies can be made at once, freeing up your time for other tasks.

    The 5510 connects via a USB port. Compatible with both Mac and PC, it also comes backed by a one-year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    HP OfficeJet 5510, HP 56 black inkjet print cartridge, HP 57 tri-color inkjet print cartridge, photo and imaging software, HP memories disc creator on CD-ROM, setup poster, reference guide, power supply and power cord, phone cord, HP photo paper sampler, HP photo paper storage bag ... Read more

    Features

    • Color printing, copying, scanning, and faxing
    • Up to 17 ppm print speed, up to 17 copies per minute
    • 4,800 x 1,200 maximum optimized print resolution
    • Up to 600 x 2,400 dpi optical scan resolution, 36 bit color depth
    • USB interface, PC and Mac compatible

    17. Epson Stylus Photo 1280 Inkjet Printer (Silver)
    list price: $549.99
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    Asin: B000086A2I
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Epson
    Sales Rank: 1023
    Average Customer Review: 3.24 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Epson's Stylus Photo 1280S is a large format, photo-quality printer perfect for a wide variety of professional and home uses. With a high 2,880 x 720 dpi resolution, six-color ink palette, and Epson's Micro Piezo inkjet technology, the 1280S produces exceptionally crisp and detailed prints. This printer also offers BorderFree printing--the image goes right to the edge of the paper.

    Supported photo sizes include 4-by-6, 5-by-7, 8-by-10, letter, 11-by-14, and 13-by-19 inches. A wide variety of paper types are also supported, including photo papers, roll papers (with included roll paper holder), inkjet transparencies, self-adhesive sheets, greeting cards, banner paper, labels, and envelopes. Media sizes range from 3-by-5 cards up to large-format 13-by-44-inch posters. Epson claims that when stored under normal conditions, images are water and light resistant for up to 25 years.

    Compatible with both Mac and PC platforms, the 1280S's software bundle comes with both Epson's Film Factory and Adobe's Photoshop Elements 2.0 to help users get the best possible prints. Epson also provides a one-year limited warranty.

    What's in the Box
    Epson Stylus Photo 1280 inkjet printer, one black ink cartridge (T007201), one color ink cartridge (T009201), roll paper holder accessory, printer documentation, Epson Software Film Factory, PRINT Image Matching Plug-In for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0; cable not included ... Read more

    Features

    • 6-color photo ink system
    • True borderless photo printing in 6 popular sizes
    • 2,880 x 720 dpi maximum resolution
    • 4-picoliter variable-sized ink droplets for fine detail
    • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible

    Reviews (21)

    4-0 out of 5 stars One of the best Photo Printers Available
    I've read all the prior reviews with interest. I bought my 1280 over a year ago based on reviews on several well known and trusted Digital Photography sites. I have been very pleased with the output of this printer. Yes, the printer takes more work to get a really GOOD print then the HPs. But then I have the HP printers also and they do not measure to pure quality of print. Yes, the ink cartridges are small and do not last long if you print alot of 8x10, 13x19 like I do. But, for 250 bucks you can buy a CIS (continual inking system) that pays for itself in 3 months. Yes, the Epson ink will jam the heads IF you do not use the printer at least once every few days. Again, the printer is for PHOTOGRAPHS, not text, not the occasional print job and certainly not the occasional picture. This printer is for the professional or serious amateur photographer. I have seen alot of prints from other printers and even with the flaws, this printer is the best. I wish a few things. Epson would update the drivers more often. The supplied software is marginally usable and they ding you 30 bucks for the real package. At 400 dollars for a printer, Epson could have given us the software given the price tag of the ink cartridges. I have run Epson, Illford and Inkjetart paper through this printer will very good success.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pro Quality Printer for serious Users w/Deep Pockets
    I teach digital photography and computer graphics for a living. The community college I work for has had a 1280 for 2 years now. Students beat the heck out of this machine and it keeps chugging along with few complaints. We really put this machine through its paces by running water color paper and all sorts of media through it.

    And yes, we use MACs for graphics, which is the way it should be! Epson has a great driver for OS X Jaguar. Download it from their website. Don't blame Epson if you're crummy Windoze XP goes belly up. It's NOT the printer....

    That said, it's not a perfect printer. It really does suck ink like Kool-Ade. I'll be looking into the Lysonic inkset for this problem. Epson should have put individuals ink tanks on this thing the way Canon did on the i960.
    It really is designed for high volume. The more we print, the better it seems to work. So do not buy this printer if you only occasionally print 4x6 snapshots. If left to sit, the nozzles clog and you need to ship it back to Epson fro repair. It should have a user replaceable head like the Canon i960.
    As for software, you should have Adobe Photoshop 6.0 or later. If you think you'll get a decent print from Jasc, Corel, or some other silly program, you'll be frustrated.
    Some of the best Photo Quality inkjet papers are made by Ilford. Give them a try with this printer and you'll be impressed. It can even output negatives onto transparency material that you can contact print in a darkroom. Although I use this printer at the college where I teach, for my money the Canon i960 is a better value. Print quality is just as good, and the individual ink tanks will save you much cash.
    So my recommendation for the Epson 1280 is with reservations. Make sure you really need a large format printer at home, and be prepared to shell out the bucks and toss out ink carts that are 75% full. Otherwise, look into Canon's printers.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I just got it...
    I just set up my new Epson Stylus 1280 printer. It works great with my iMac computer. The only drawback I can see is that I was looking for a printer that used separate cartridges, and this one doesn't. Otherwise, it prints beautiful pictures, although I like the ones I printed on the Matte paper better than the ones I printed on the Glossy paper. It prints great documents, too. I think I'll keep it, for awhile.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Save your $$
    These inkjets are OK but you can get superior results at a cheaper cost by taking your digital images to someplace like Walmart or CVS or Walgreens. Ink is way over-priced and the photos are not as good as what you can get elsewhere.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Driver issues and OS 10.3.3
    I have been using this printer for about 2 years now with a Dual PowerMac G4 with 1GB RAM. Most of the time it delivers good prints, therefore it receives at least 2 stars. I said most of the time because the printer works a bit unpredictably. On upgrading to OS 10.3.3 and upgrading the driver to 1.6bA (release date March 6, 2004), the printer refuses to finish prints once they begin. I have been printing 13x19 pages and it works fine about 50% through the document. It will then stall, stop the print, extract the paper, put the print on hold and when you go to the printer utility to the start print button, it will print from the beginning again and stall midway.
    I contacted Epson about the situation and they emailed me back with their copy and paste email response with the generic (condenesed version): go to the macintosh HD and delete your Epson Driver Folder and go to support.epson.com and download the driver, follow the instructions and reinstall. And of course, it did not work. The problems persist which means the printer is not compatible yet with OS 10.3 no matter how much Epson swears it does. I have resent Epson emails and they have not responded. ... Read more


    18. Plantronics CS50/HL10 BUNDLE ( 66664-01 )

    our price: $254.99
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    Asin: B0002DODXA
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Plantronics Inc.
    Sales Rank: 7797
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    19. Canon PIXMA MP750 All-in-One Photo Printer
    list price: $249.99
    our price: $225.14
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B000650R0M
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems, Inc. (CCSI)
    Sales Rank: 4072
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    Features

    • Up to 4,800 x 1,200 color dpi resolution
    • Print and copy speeds up to 25 ppm black, 17 ppm color
    • 35-page auto document feeder, dual paper path, built-in 2-sided printing
    • 48-bit color scan depth
    • USB 2.0 interface, PictBridge-compatible direct photo printing

    20. Canon Faxphone L80 Laser Fax Printer
    list price: $495.00
    our price: $209.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001KWE0S
    Catlog: CE
    Manufacturer: Canon Office Products
    Sales Rank: 5275
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • 600 x 600 dpi resolution, laser printing and faxing
    • 6 pages per minute print speed
    • 30-sheet automatic document feeder
    • 33.6 Kbps modem speed, up to 3 seconds per page
    • USB interface; 1-year warranty with exchange

    Reviews (1)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great little machine
    I've owned the Canon L80 for about a month now. I find it to be a great laser fax machine, and it also doubles as a fine copier for small jobs when collating and a flatbed copier are not needed. For my small office needs, this Canon works perfectly for me. ... Read more


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