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polliwag

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I've been wanting to order the color buster.  I read somewhere that maybe it should be printed at a copy center to insure great color?  Do they download it and print it? or what??
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Lillian

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Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 04:43:44 AM
Hi Dianne,

What I do is I put my pictures or documents on a memory card or memory stick and take it to the photocopy shop and they print it from there.   :gl2:
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polliwag

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Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 05:07:55 AM
Makes sense.  I thought about that after I posted this.  I was first thinking my download might not be as good; but then I realized it's probably just the printer.  Thanks, Lillian!
Dianne

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Maryna

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Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 05:29:22 AM
I printed mine at home, I used the maximum dpi setting on it to get the best result.
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


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Reply #4 on: July 23, 2012, 06:10:56 AM
Try to get it printed on an ink jet printer, not laser.  Colour is always better with ink jet.  Laser is more efficient, but not colour's friend.  Ask them at the copy shop if they print with laser--I used to use the copy shop, but found that my colours were not coming out true.  I eventually bought myself an ink jet printer specific for printing photos--that has 7 cartridges.  (not that pricey-maybe $150 for the printer, and I have only bought cartridges once, and they last quite a while).  If you use photo-quality paper, the copies are awesome--really not that expensive, since I only print out for my artwork or photos-- to use as my resource to paint from.  Another feature I love about my printer is that I can tile print-print out a large size photo-ie 16x20 so that it is the same size as my canvas.  You have to tape the pages together, as I still start out with 8 1/2 x 11 photo paper, but it is so much easier to get details right when you are working from a true-size copy.  You can also make nice business cards with your pictures printed on it, ot even stationary with your paintings on the front.  Love it.


polliwag

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Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 06:50:00 AM
Thanks, Gail.  I have an hp photosmart printer.  It seems to print good color.  Actually I have two of them, different models.  I just was not sure if there would be a large difference in my color and theirs.  Guess I can try it and if it doesn't look good, I can always go to the copy store.  Good idea too  about the tile printing.  My printer does that too so I'll give that a try as well!  I love this site! :smitten:
Dianne

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Reply #6 on: July 23, 2012, 08:24:29 AM
I also have an HP Photosmart color printer.  I like that I only have to change whichever color runs out, rather than having to change the whole pack, as in my last color printer.  I've had mine for a LONG time, and so far it's working great.  I've thought about going to an Epson, because of the better color print quality for printing on fabric.  But I do like my HP.

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GailBrown

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Reply #7 on: July 23, 2012, 09:01:05 AM
Mine is an Epson Artisan 835.  I won some money in an art competition last year, and thought I would use it toward my artwork, when the printer went on sale and the reviews were really good on this printer I went straight to the store and treated myself.  I also love the fact that you can add the individual cartridges-they are only about $13 each and seem to last really well.  Try running off a copy and compare it to what the colours you are using, then you will know if you are getting the true colour or not. 


polliwag

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Reply #8 on: July 23, 2012, 10:41:50 AM
Thanks for sharing, Maryna.. I must have overlooked your message before..and thanks SunRai and Gail..again for your input.. can never have to much info.  I have to get some new cartridges before I print mine.  I just ran out of ink... seems like really fast.  That's the problem on a lot of the printers.. they are cheap enough, but they get you on the ink!..
Dianne

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the things you look at change."
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Reply #9 on: August 04, 2012, 02:00:27 PM
  I just ran out of ink... seems like really fast.  That's the problem on a lot of the printers.. they are cheap enough, but they get you on the ink!..

That's for sure, I just changed colour and black cartridges last week....didn't even get 2 pages printed. Checked the expiry date.... June 2013. No reply from HP yet.......    :knuppel2:
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Reply #10 on: August 04, 2012, 06:25:06 PM
Gail - thanks for the info on the Epson.  I've been thinking about an Epson for the next one I get.  Also, that was a great tip about printing out the colors and comparing them to our paints!  Why didn't I think of that already?  Duh!!  ::)

-Pat
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