Large Format Photo Printers

by John - Expert Reviewer

When you are in the profession of taking pictures or in the business of joining exhibits and art sales, you will, definitely, find it worthwhile to invest in Large Format Photo Printers. These can print large images with high resolution. In choosing the best one, you need to consider your primary needs in printing.

Typically, Large Format Photo Printers can print up to more than 17" in width. Since users choose this for the sizes of photos they produce, they would, definitely go for a higher quality of printouts. In this regard, this type of photo printers integrates an extensive color palette that generates realistic images, which make them worth displaying.

1. Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 is a large format photo printer that has a small footprint of 15 x 27 x 10 and weighs 43.2 pounds. For a desktop inkjet printing device, it is exceptional in producing high quality prints.

It incorporates the brand?s UltraChrome K3® with world renowned Vivid Magenta Ink Technology. This combination plus an advanced MicroPiezo® AMC printhead makes it possible for the printer to come up with color and black and white photos of size 17 x 22. Furthermore, this printhead utilizes an ink-repelling coating for more accurate dot placement. This means lower maintenance cost and more reliability.

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 integrates the AccuPhoto HD2 technology that gives smooth color transitions, paying attention to highlight and shadow details. Making use of special Epson paper, you can produce printouts with fine art gallery quality. It has a maximum print resolution of 2880 x 1440 dpi.

It has good paper handling features. It supports different forms of media such as semi matte paper, fiber paper, media art paper and art boards up to 1.5mm thick. It comes with a high capacity manual feeder that can handle sizes of 4 x 6 up to 17 x 22. It has a 120 sheet capacity tray for plain paper and another that can hold 50 sheets of photo paper.

2. Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII

This printer enables a photographer to take his profession to the next level with high quality prints, provided by its high resolution of 4800 x 2400 dpi.

It includes a built-in Auto Fix Technology that makes you create five types of images, namely, Portrait, Scenery, Night Scenery, Snapshot with Scenery, and Snapshot with Night Scenery while letting you modify them by adjusting lighting to acquire more accurate natural skin tones. It, also, makes use of Ambient Light Correction Technology that modifies color output to complement the lighting background.

With this printer, you can print, directly, from your Pictbridge enabled digital camera, mobile phone camera or DV camcorder. You can print borderless photos up to a maximum size of 13" to 19".

3. HP Photosmart 8750

HP Photosmart 8750 is a large format photo printer that is designed to create professional quality photos up to a maximum size of 13" x 19".

This inkjet printer produces color pictures that are realistic with their accurate skin tones while black and white ones have smooth transitions. It integrates an extended color palette that gives enhanced blues. This lets you come up with more realistic sceneries of blue skies and seas.

HP Photosmart 8750 can handle different forms of media including plain paper, photo paper, envelopes, transparencies, iron-on transfers, labels, cards and banners. It has a maximum sheet capacity of 80 sheets. It has Usb and Ethernet interfaces and has wired technology, which allows printer sharing among different computers within its range. It is compatible with Windows and Apple operating systems.

Summary of this Large Format Photo Printers

Large Format Photo Printers presents Epson Stylus Pro 3880, Canon Pixma PRO9500MkII and HP Photosmart 8750. Though they can print in different media sizes, they are designed to produce high quality, larger, high resolution images that are realistic and professional looking. So, for long lasting larger photos that are meant for display, you can consider any of these exceptional printing devices.

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