Which Brand is the best for print quality HP, Brother, Canon, Epson,and or Oki Data?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Tyler W., Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Tyler W.

    Tyler W. Guest

    I have a brother printer right now and it makes descent prints but it's
    a cheap printer it's a Brother MFC-210C but the only other printer I
    have used I can't really compare it with because the price range for
    each product is dramatically different from $50-$1999 so the other
    printer I have used was a Epson stylus pro 4800 I would differently have
    to say I liked the Epson's print quality a lot better but I liked the
    brother's setup program a lot better because it was less complicated to use.
    I am probably going to get a Laser Printer so which ever brand makes or
    the certain model name(s) of there printers that make the best quality
    for prints at an affordable price like $200-$400 dollars.
    Tyler W., Nov 6, 2007
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    Charlie Self Guest

    HP offers one laser printer right now that might do what you want. I
    think you'll find, though, that color laser printers in the lower
    price ranges do not yet offer what inkjet photo printers offer in
    terms of print quality. I'm not sure why you're concerned about the
    set-up programs: that's a one time thing, and almost all of them are
    fairly easy to use.

    Either way, though, laser or inkjet, expect to pay a ton of money for
    ink or toner cartridges.
    Charlie Self, Nov 7, 2007
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    ray Guest

    I don't think you're going to find a color laser for under $500 that makes
    decent photos - if that's what you're hinting at. IMHO any major brand
    'photo' inkjet will give you good results (partial to HP and Epson,
    myself). Couple that with a cheap (sub $100) mono laser, and you're in
    reasonably good shape.
    ray, Nov 7, 2007
  4. I use an Epson Photo 265 (probably superceded by now), which gives excellent
    print quality with six ink cartridges. So far I have only had to replace 2
    of these in the 12 months I have had the printer, and they cost £6.99 at UK
    prices, probably cheaper elsewhere as this is rip-off land.

    Only having to replace the cartridge that runs out is definitely easier on
    the pocket, and the set-up was easy, just stick the cd-rom in the drive and
    leave the rest to the software.

    I have had appalling trouble with HP software, which has definitely put me
    off buying any printer from them, no matter how well recommended.

    Dennis Pogson, Nov 8, 2007
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