Old 10-01-2009, 18:14   #1 (permalink)
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A3 Printer

Anyone know a good one..?

150~300, small as possible, quick, economical with ink...
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Old 10-01-2009, 19:35   #2 (permalink)
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i have had the canon iX4000 for about a year now and its great....separate ink cartridges for cmyk make it really efficient with ink.
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Old 10-01-2009, 19:44   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Katie -

Overwhelming positivity here: Canon PIXMA iX 4000 A3 Inkjet Printer: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

+ cheap! Ta.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:18   #4 (permalink)
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No bother glad to have helped you... I know a few people who have got it now as well and they have had no problems. The cheapest place i have found outside of the internet to get the cartridges if you need them in a hurry is currys hope thats help for you.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:33   #5 (permalink)
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Did you buy the IX4000 in the end Limbo? I've just purchased...
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:48   #6 (permalink)
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Wicked mate. Got it hooked up to timecapsule - excellent quality wireless printing.

Only issue I know of is - drivers are pickled on PC network with Macs - right pain to get working. But for home use it's ace.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:53   #7 (permalink)
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Might get that myself, shame about the dull grey colour though.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:55   #8 (permalink)
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Chuck it in corner. Can't argue for price.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:55   #9 (permalink)
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Chuck it in corner. Can't argue for price.

Aye true.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:58   #10 (permalink)
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Nice one!

It cost me a lot more than I remember seeing it last year, but needs must.

Just under 260 and being delivered before 1PM tomorrow (got a deadline on monday, no chance of getting to the printers, little other option).

Plugging it straight into my MBP with Leopard on it. Was slightly concerned the tech spec said Mac 10.2+, in that that would suggest the software is a bit clunky? Does it come with a plethora of confusing options or are the profiles, etc. bang on?
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Old 23-04-2009, 13:02   #11 (permalink)
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All good.

Driver is simple - you in CS3?
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Old 23-04-2009, 13:07   #12 (permalink)
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Old 23-04-2009, 13:23   #13 (permalink)
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Cool - settings are simple as > Select media > then quality - bingo.

Driver does the rest.

Fine detail is really good. Not like lazer, but good all the same.
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Old 23-04-2009, 13:28   #14 (permalink)
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Wicked, thanks man.

Any recommendations RE: A3 paper, and where to get quality stock on the high street (or is that an oxymoron?) I don't have time for a trip to the LGC.
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Old 23-04-2009, 14:03   #15 (permalink)
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Any A3 Photo paper.

Glossies for web look ace.
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Old 23-04-2009, 14:18   #16 (permalink)
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Nice one

//excited

but... where the feck am I going to put the beast?!
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Old 23-04-2009, 14:24   #17 (permalink)
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Not for a small desk - hence the wireless job here. Next to Timecapsule on different table - connected via usb

- oh yeah - no network port - all usb.
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Old 23-04-2009, 14:56   #18 (permalink)
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That's fine... I've got a usb extension lead. I'll just have to put it on the floor for now.

thanks for pointers, matey!
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Old 24-04-2009, 11:29   #19 (permalink)
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Good grief, its a biggun.

The best thing about buying this particular canon is that it uses the exact same cartridges as my A4 inkjet.

I've not plugged it in yet (still designing something to print), but it looks the business!
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Old 24-04-2009, 18:13   #20 (permalink)
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Just ran some flats over to a client. They like the finish so much they didn't spot the text was digitised.
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