[Digikam-users] Photo printers

Sveinn í Felli sv1 at fellsnet.is
Wed May 14 10:04:28 BST 2014

Þann mið 14.maí 2014 07:36, skrifaði Anders Lund:
> Hi all,
> I consider buying a photo printer, which should be resonably transportable and
> deliver good quality prints.
> Which printers do you use?
> I need good linux support.
> I currently consider a epson xp 750 or 850, anyone having experience with that
> one?

I have a five years old Epson R360 now after using mostly HP 
printers for ages; chose it explicitly because of good linux 
drivers. The 6-cartridge ink system distributes ink 
consumption fairly well, only sometimes I wish for a bigger 
black cartridge.

The built in software gives even better results, straight 
from USB-drive. Unfortunately this built-in-software in my 
printer does neither support PNG nor PDF (but newer models 
should - check this!). And it's proprietary!

Another point; vertical paper-feed at the back of a printer 
is nice to minimize the footprint - but has tendency of 
collecting more dust and small objects. Resulting in 
unreliable paper traction. Also, you'll be more limited in 
the choice of thick papers (my very old HP A3 
straight-through printer can print on 6mm thick cardboards).

Good luck,

Sveinn í Felli

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