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Printer for colour proofs

snozboz
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Printer for colour proofs

Hi there.
Any recommendations for a colour printer?  I want it to be best at printing colour documents (so I can see what something looks like, before I send it for printing at a commercial printers), right to the edge of the paper.  I will also print some colour photos but this isn't as important.  I don't need it to print lots of pages, and I don't need it to print superfast.  I'm using Mac OS X so it needs to be compatible with this.  Also, I'd be interested in the efficiency & cost of the ink/toner system - I'm aware that many printers are sold as loss-leaders, and they make their money on the ink/toner, but I'd like a printer that is a higher proportion of the cost per page than the ink/toner if possible.  My budget might stretch to £200 ish.
Any thoughts?
Thanks,
Martin
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

a home colour print costs at least twice the price of a shop  print, the only thing to be said for home prints is that you can tweak them to your hearts content
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

here is a good place to start..... lots of printers, mostly under £100, but lots of "independent reviews" on each model, and a rating system for instant choice..... or as it says at the top of the page
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Not sure what to look for? Read our Printer Buyers Guide if you don’t know where to start. Or dive right in and see all our printers. Maybe you’re looking for all-in-one printers or photo printers? Read through the reviews to help you decide what to buy.
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pierre_pierre
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

have you missed something shutter
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

Yes..... last saturdays lottery numbers  Roll eyes
apart from that, 1,000,000 other things in life I can`t afford, because I didn`t win the lottery.  Cry
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

and a link because we are not all mind readers  Grin
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Ah haaaargh Jim lad, now that be tellin`.........  twas the site called    reevoo  methinks,    mebbee too much grog has addled me brain today  Cheesy

www.reevoo.com ;
Thar she blows now. 2 points off the larb`d bow!   
Avast on the mutterings below decks now, me lads, or I`ll stop yer shore leave.  Crazy  Crazy
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retaliation comes quickly when you fiddle with your avatar  Grin Crazy
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I liked your old one better !....      Cheesy    and did you read my "history" about Robert Newton? in another thread?
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No I didn't - how about a link
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

It was reply number 4 on the Talk Like  A Pirate thread......

http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,68418.0.html
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Re: Printer for colour proofs

Funny thing is that the forum search doesn't find it.
Now that is interesting - pity I never went to a pub like that.
However there were stories about The Bear in Crickhowell involving a certain Miss Black which would make your hair curl.