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Printer Suggestions and explanations......please

Postby reveldesign » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:35 pm

Hello All!

Just got on this board looking for help along the way. Semi new to the industry and started to really amp up my business.
I have been using my HP inkjet all-in-one printer to print film positives at this point. Printing on plain old 8.5x11 transparencies.

So......

I want to get a new printer. I was looking on the Ryonet site (silkscreeningsupplies.com or whatever it is). They have these package deals with an Epson printer, MAXBLACK system and rip software. So 2 questions I guess:

1. What is a good printer? Would a smaller high quality Epson be good? Like this one.......(http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=C11C655001

2.Do you need a special ink system like Ryonet's MaxBlack? (http://www.silkscreeningsupplies.com/blackmax-film-output-printer-package)
Is that really necessary?

I am just starting out and starting to get a few jobs here and there, I do want to keep costs down.
I want films darker than what have been coming out of my HP (they do work, but takes a little more to rinse out the imprint on the screen) but don't want to spend a fortune.

Any answers would be helpful.....Thanks everyone

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Re: Printer Suggestions and explanations......please

Postby tompaine » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:02 am

Canon ix4000 or the equivalent A4 printer (they use the same ink) will work or any Epson.
You don't need any third party system to get good results, try Ghostscript/Ghostview for halftones.
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