Short Report: Epson Stylus Photo RX620
This all-in-one printer and scanner offers great quality and convenience
Not too many years ago, the all-in-one printer and scanner was handy, but not particularly useful for the photo enthusiast. How that has changed! The Epson Stylus Photo RX620 is designed for some serious photo usage. Right from the start, the specs are impressive: 2,400 dpi scanning with 48-bit color, four memory card slots, a 2.5-inch color LCD for previews, 35mm slide and negative scanning, and six-color inkjet printing.
Experience the joy of photography with the latest in inkjet printers and papers
I was 12 years old when I created my first print. The small darkroom was filled with the red glow of the safelight and the strong chemical scent of fixer. I looked down at the developing tray, the liquid sloshing back and forth over the submersed white paper. Slowly, I saw it, the first hints of an emerging image. As I agitated the plastic tray, the moment I had captured with my camera came to life in front of my eyes.
Think Ink: Buyer's Guide To Inkjet Inks
Often overlooked, printer inks are a key component of the digital darkroom
When shopping for a photo printer, you'll probably consider physical dimensions, print speeds, resolution and droplet size, plus extra bells and whistles such as a built-in card reader and LCD, all of which are important. Some of these features enhance the usability of the printer, while others affect print quality.
Buyer's Guide 2006: Printers
Expect photos with better color and longer life from today's printers
While looking at a photograph on a camera's LCD or a large computer monitor is exciting, neither replaces the satisfaction of holding a quality print. Improvements in the stability of inks have led to inkjet printers producing archival-quality prints that resist fading for a lifetime. Enhanced ink-delivery systems have meant smaller and smaller ink droplets, creating seamless transitions of color and tone that are virtually indiscernible. And whether you enjoy processing your images first or prefer making prints fast and easy, printers feature advanced color management for optimal control and built-in software drivers for prints without a computer.
Short Report: Epson Stylus Photo R1800
A versatile inkjet printer does both photo prints and blank discs
Printing on CDs with the Epson Stylus Photo R300 was quite satisfying. I enjoyed creating CDs for slideshows or a DVD of video footage and then printing a professional-looking label directly on the disc. The photo prints looked great, too, but the R300 was limited in size of prints to 8.5x11 inches. Thankfully, the Epson Stylus Photo R1800 came along. It offers quality printing up to 13x19 inches (13x44-inch panoramas), a new set of inks and even disc printing.
Toolbox: Inkjet Printers
What you need to know about photo printers today
For more than a decade, inkjet printers have provided photographers with a relatively inexpensive way to produce high-quality prints at home. The speed and convenience of being able to print your own images at your desktop, whenever you want, along with the control that doing it yourself offers, makes home printing well worth the investment in a printer, ink and paper.
Today’s inkjet printers, inks and papers bring out all of the detail and color captured by a high-megapixel digital camera Today's world is filled with digital devices that will easily display and share your photos.
For fine-art display prints or sharable snapshots, dedicated photo printers deliver stunning color, improved longevity and fast print speeds This is an exciting time for photographers who like to make their own prints.