3 different printers for different purposes
I have a Lexmark X73, my general printer, a Canon ip6600D for printing small photos, and an HP DesignJet 130nr for printing large photos and drawings. Each is good for various purposes.
The Lexmark is an all-in-one printer and has a built-in scanner, good, but not great. It can also make copies, which comes in handy at times. It does a nice job of printing documents and is generally thrifty on ink. One nice feature is that documents can be set up to print from last to first page, so they come out collated.
The Canon does a wonderful job of printing photos, which is what it was purchased for. It will print up to 8.5x11 in full bleed, which is great. With its six reservoirs, it does a great job of colour matching; however, it seems to go through the Photo Magenta a bit fast. Maybe it's my subjects, or the size of the prints, but that ink cartridge just went very quickly. The Photo Cyan is also going fast. Having two trays for different photo stocks is also nice, so that I can have 4x6 and 8.5x11 stock to choose from in different trays at the same time.
The HP is extremely thrifty on ink, despite the size of the prints that it makes (19x24"). Only one cartidge is down 1/4 (again, the photo magenta). It prints quite quickly for the size of the prints, too. The downside is the difficulty in lining up the sheets for feeding into the back of the printer. I tried feeding them into the front, but it resulted in buggered front edges of the prints, not a satisfactory product. The printer also has a hard time picking up some types of paper from the tray, due to the slipperiness of the backing; these must be fed from the alternate feed tray singly.
Some of these problems could be eliminated by using the roll feeder; however, that would result in a lot of wasted stock.
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