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12x8 black & white printer in 2024.

P1505C

New member
Hi.

I respect the wisdom in this forum and so have decided to ask - for somebody who will print 1-2 images per week, on good quality paper, who wants them to last - what is the printer to go for today? I would never print larger than A3 at home, 12x8 or 10x8 is more likely. If I can find pre cut paper that is.

My Canon 8750 was ok for running out endless 5x7 prints cheap to help me pick keepers, but I’ve printed so many the roller is worn out. I now want to print less but print better - calibrated process, and good black and white without cast.

Budget is up to £1k,

Help.
 

lookbook

Well-known member
I couldn't help myself because I don't print yet - but
... i'm already looking forward to your assessment!!!
(y)
 

JeffK

Well-known member
find an older epson r3000 and put refillable cartridges in it. Print everything using ABW - you'll get great results.
 

bensonga

Well-known member
For printers able to print a maximum width of 13" (up to A3) and using pigment inks, I think the Canon Pro-300 and Epson P700 are your best choices.

Both printers are capable of making excellent color and B&W (ie without a "color cast") prints. I see prints made from Canon and Epson printers frequently in the print exchanges I coordinate. If you want to explore Quadtone RIP, that software only works with Epson printers.

I've made good prints with Canon and Epson printers for many years. I do most of my B&W printing with Epson printers because I appreciate the functionality of Epson's ABW (Advanced Black and White) in their printer driver. I have also used Quadtone RIP with my Epson printers in the past.

It would be hard to go wrong with either of these printers.

Gary
 

scho

Well-known member
I've actually been in the weeds for a number of years. Converted a large format Epson to running 8 shades of black matte ink. I use Quadtone RIP to print. I use https://www.bwmastery.com/quadtoneprofiler-pro to create printer profiles for the paper and ink set.


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Yes, I did the same and worked with Roy Harrington on development of the early versions of QTR. Really enjoyed the experience, but later moved on to Imageprint to make life easier when I no longer needed to print as much.
 
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