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Jon Canfield Posted: Apr 01, 2010 2 comments

Epson’s 17” Stylus Pro 3800 has been one of the most popular printers in its size for the past three years. With a good combination of price and size, this C-sized printer has filled the needs of photographers looking for the ability to print 17x22” on a variety of media without the bulk or expense of a large format printer.

Since the introduction of the 3800, Epson has...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2005 5 comments

Here at Shutterbug we have followed the long and sometimes tortuous road toward getting quality black and white prints digital style. Readers, and we, have suffered through the rigors of metamerism, bronzing, and the associated color shifting and frustrated attempts to match what's on the screen with what comes out of the printer. We have tried duotones, third-party inks...

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George Schaub Posted: Oct 01, 2005 0 comments

Long the realm of commercial labs due to their cost and complexity, a new breed of large format printers are being aimed at photographers, both pro and advanced amateurs, who want to take control of their gallery, portrait, and wedding prints. New inks, simplified software, and vastly enhanced workflows make these printers attractive to photographers who make the commitment to...

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David B. Brooks Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

When it was first introduced the Hewlett-Packard Photo-Smart scanner was an unprecedented bargain for the photo enthusiast. It was capable of scanning prints up to 5x7" as well as film, and it was a compact, convenient to use design. Now after...

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George Schaub Posted: Feb 01, 2003 1 comments

HiTi 630PS Printer

There are differing opinions on dye diffusion thermal transfer (or dye thermal, for short) printing. Some folks prefer the smooth, even look of thermal, claiming that it offers more of a true photographic quality of continuous tone. Others cede that point somewhat but...

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George Schaub Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

If you ever have the need to make snapshot-sized prints on the road, or want a tough but practical printer that speeds through the printing process with image enhancements to boot, you might want to consider the Hi-Touch Imaging Technologies "Transphotable" printer. That somewhat...

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Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta Posted: Apr 01, 2010 0 comments

While most of us produce an occasional flurry of snapshot-sized or picture-frameable prints, some photographers are in the business of generating dozens, scores, or hundreds of prints at one go. Part of the package—and fun—of event photography (weddings, bar mitzvahs, trade shows, business meetings, school pageants, costume parties, and so on) is passing out or selling just-shot...

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Sally Wiener Grotta and Daniel Grotta Posted: Nov 01, 2010 1 comments

One of the most popular and beloved inventions of the 20th century was the Polaroid camera. Press the shutter, wait a few seconds or a minute, and voila! an instant black-and-white or color photograph miraculously appears.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Feb 01, 2011 0 comments

Many photographers want, need, and hope for a practical, affordable digital solution that can produce instant on-the-go prints. Enter the HiTi P110S PocketStudio.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Apr 01, 2011 4 comments

Many photographers want, need, and hope for a practical, affordable digital solution that can produce instant on-the-go prints. Enter the HiTi P110S PocketStudio.

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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 01, 2004 0 comments

HP photosmart 245

HP Photosmart 245 Quick Look
· Easy to carry (less than 3 lbs)
· $199
· Direct-Print capability

Further...

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George Schaub Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

The debate between dye sublimation and ink jet printing has always been about the "presence" of the image, the feeling of continuous tone it imparts to the print. For some digital printmakers the dye sub route was the way to go, but ink jetters argued that the problem with dye sub is...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jul 01, 2006 0 comments

The HP Designjet series packs some powerful photo printing into a sleek and stylish format, and all at very reasonable prices. The original Designjet 130, which prints up to 24" wide, and the Designjet 30, in a more desktop friendly 13" wide size, have now been joined by the new Designjet 90 which brings 16x20" printing to the sub-$1000 price point for the first...

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Jon Canfield Posted: Jun 01, 2007 0 comments

Epson, you have company! For years, serious large format inkjet printing has been owned by Epson with the 7000- and 9000-series printers. The pigment-based printers had a huge advantage in archival life and in the media options available, making fine art printing something that the individual could finally afford to do in-house. In the past year, both Canon and HP have entered the...

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George Schaub Posted: Aug 01, 2005 0 comments

When I first reviewed an HP 7960 printer about two years back (www.shutterbug.net/test_reports/1203sb_hp/index.html) I was very impressed with the neutral black and white images it delivered. I had become increasingly frustrated with the color shifts in black and white with pigment inks, and have...

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