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02 Aug, 2010 10:01 PM

What printer have folks found that works well with the automatic setting. I would like to have this at my wedding, and am looking for printer suggestions. Thanks.

  1. 1 Posted by yul_box on 03 Aug, 2010 12:43 AM

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    Epson R230 or R290 and Epson T60. all fast and produces lab quality photos

  2. 2 Posted by Max on 03 Aug, 2010 06:09 PM

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    I use now the Mitsubishi CP9550DW and that works fine (prints in 16 secs) or I use to use the Canon Selphy ES1 (just as good but takes around 60secs to print)

  3. 3 Posted by kwikephoto on 03 Aug, 2010 09:38 PM

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    I have a Mitsubishi 9800 dye sub printer that works great! If you want this for a business, then dye sub is the way to go.

  4. 4 Posted by brian on 04 Aug, 2010 10:49 PM

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    If you dont want to spend $500 or more on a printer, the kodaks will print in about 25 seconds and only use 1 cartridge per 125 photos...Lab quality too.

  5. 5 Posted by richbradbury on 06 Aug, 2010 02:31 AM

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    Sony's Snaplab is great. Prints in 17 seconds. Sale price $1000

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 06 Aug, 2010 07:17 PM

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    I am using a $50 Canon Pixma IP4700, prints in about 20 seconds.I am introducing a CIS (Continuous Ink System) into it next month....crossing my fingers.

  7. 7 Posted by Harry on 11 Aug, 2010 06:29 PM

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    I have a couple of the Sony DR-150 printers. Very heavy. But, so far so good.

  8. 8 Posted by Cory on 16 Aug, 2010 02:21 PM

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    I was just wondering about the Kodak printers you are suggesting. I'm just kind of in development stages of my booth and was really looking at going with a Kodak because of the ink cost but have heard terrible things about them.

    How is the overall quality for black and white as I will be strictly black and white in my booth for now. Do you have any samples I could take a look at?

  9. 9 Posted by Brian on 17 Aug, 2010 01:48 AM

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    I have nothing but great things to say about the kodak. I am using the bottom end 3250 in all 3 booths. Picture Quality is fantastic, print time is less than 30 seconds and most impressive is the ink useage. Since kodak uses a print head as opposed to print cartridges, cost per print is unbeleivably low. I can print over 130 full color photos at lab quality using less than 1 color cartridge ($17). Black & White photos look wonderful. These things are selling for around $69 right now so you really have no risk to try one. I slightly modified the feeder tray to allow pictures to drop into a catch tray. One other nice thing about kodak. The software is much less intrusive than anything HP. Any HP printer software i have ever installed seems to want to take over the whole os. I dont really know how to send a sample photo other than to scan a photo and that wouldnt really give an accurate potrait. If you would like to discuss this further you can contact me through my website

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 22 Aug, 2010 08:38 PM

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    Just a follow up, I still really like my Canon ip4700 but the CIS was a bust(around 8 hours of frustration/modification/constipation and finally ...realization) , I would not recommend them for the Canons.

  11. 11 Posted by Brian on 23 Aug, 2010 12:42 AM

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    How many prints on average per cartridge, are you getting fron the canon?

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Rob (ZCZ) on 23 Aug, 2010 01:50 AM

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    We just had a gig last night and I after 125-150 prints I had to replace the Magenta, the yellow and cyan are still at 1/2 (est). Black and photo gray are still showing full.

  13. 13 Posted by Cory on 23 Aug, 2010 02:31 PM

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    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with laser printers for there boths. I am looking for a way to get as many photos as possible without spending to much on ink. I'm also just looking at doing strictly black & white so I was wondering if a laser would work?

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  16. 14 Posted by darren on 27 Jan, 2012 05:16 AM

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    I've been using the Epson Artisan 835 and 725 printers, both print in about 12-15 seconds,, but have to load paper often as the paper tray isn't very large. The print monitor pops up on the screen when printing, which is a bit annoying. I'm planning to get the Hiti P510S soon, would like to know if anyone else has used them with sparkbooth.

  17. 15 Posted by Talia Foster on 19 Feb, 2012 08:10 PM

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    I am trying to find an inexpensive photo printer that is fast. Any new suggestions?

  18. 16 Posted by Talia Foster on 19 Feb, 2012 08:12 PM

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    I am looking for an inexpensive photo printer that is fast. Any new suggestions?

  19. 17 Posted by mike on 21 Feb, 2012 01:55 AM

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    Is there a printer that prints the single column 4 up prints? I saw a non-die sub printer at a gig that prints them but don't know the type. Any suggestions?

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