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Updated on September 08, 2016
 

My big size photo printers buying guide...

R3000 EpsonIt is sometimes expected from a specialist or at least a professional to give a definite opinion on his choices. It is often what you're asking me for. Well don't expect me to choose for you in this page because it seems quite complicated to me: yes, we're lucky enough to have a broad choice between these two printers brands that are Canon and Epson (in alphabetical order!). 
However, I am going to do my "job" by selecting in their respective range the printers that seem most adapted to a photo use... 

1 - A2 and 17" photo printers...

2 - 24" photo printers...

3 - 44" photo printers...

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1 - A2 and 17" professional photo printers... - Updated

Quality, still superlative, but in big format: A2 and more...

I chose two photo printers that gather all technical improvements: printing thinness, number of cartridges and ink quality, professional manufacture.

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Epson SC-P800 printer

Epson SC-P800 - New !

New reference model of Epson's, in A2, with pigment-based inks of course !


The new reference in A2 !

$1,195
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Technical specifications of the Epson SC-P800

Max. format: A2
Number of cartridges: 
New 9 UltraKrome HD pigment-based ink cartridges, among which several black and gery inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matte black and light grey,
High-capacity cartridges,
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 dpi

Wide gamut and record DMax : 2.86 with Glossy paper.
Roll paper print: yes.


My opinion about this printer

We really have a great printing quality here with the possibility to sell your prints in a great A2 format since the inks are pigment-based.

I recommend it !


Epson SC-P800 Price Retailer
 
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$1,149.00
  $1,195.00
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr

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Epson Pro 4900 printer

Epson Pro 4900


Another Epson reference in A2, but with a professional manufacturing quality.

The professional reference in A2 !

$1,795
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Technical specifications of the Epson Pro 4900

Max. format: A2
Number of cartridges: 
9 Ultrachrome K3 ink cartridges (pigment-based), among which several black and grey inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matt black and light grey,

Gamut: 98% of the Pantone gamut,
High-capacity cartridges,
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 dpi,

Wide gamut,
Possibility to choose the version with automatic calibration,
Roll paper prints.


My opinion about this printer

In comparison with 3880, the manufacturing quality is professional and adapted to a professional use as well, but considering the price, I wonder if you shouldn't better try to buy the 7890 straight away. A2 seems small quite quickly...


Epson Pro 4900 Price Retailer
 
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$2,119.89
  $1,795.00
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr

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24" professional photo printers...

Quality, still superlative, but in big format: A2 and more...

I chose two photo printers that gather all technical improvements: printing thinness, number of cartridges and ink quality, professional manufacture.

Pointilles

Epson Pro 7890 printer

Epson Pro 7890

A reference in 24 inches that already proved its qualities, always sold at the side of the recent 7900 below. I've been owning a 7800 for more than five years!


Still a professional reference in 24" and probably the best value for money!

$2,995
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Technical specifications of the Epson Pro 7890

Max. format: 24" (61 cm) - Roll paper
Number of cartridges: 
9 UK3 pigment-based ink cartridges, among which several black and grey inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matt black and light grey,

Gamut: 98% of the Pantone gamut
High-capacity cartridges,
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 ppp

Wide gamut,
There's also a version with automatic calibration,
Roll paper prints.


My opinion about this printer

To get an even bigger printing size than with a 4900 and above all, just slightly more expensive. Must absolutely be calibrated! I love this printer I've been owning for five years. Here comes reliability !


Epson 7890 Price Retailer
 
Logo Amazon.com
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  $2,995.00
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr


Pointilles

Epson Pro 7900 printer

Epson Pro 7900

The new reference in 24 inches! 11 HDR cartridges, printing speed, black ink easy to replace, etc...


THE professional reference in 24"!

$2,995
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Technical specifications of the Epson Pro 7900

Max. format: 24" (61 cm) - Roll paper
Number of cartridges: 
11 HDR Ultrachrome ® pigment-based ink cartridges, among which several black and grey inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matt black and light grey,
Very high capacity cartridges (350ml),
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 dpi

Printing speed: twice as fast as 7890,
Wide gamut,
There's also a version with automatic calibration,
Roll paper prints.


My opinion about this printer

Compared to the famous 7890, you'll get an even wider gamut, a printing speed twice as fast, a change from matt black towards glossy black much easier, etc. Everything to raise productivity standards because quality was already here with 7890 above according to me.


Epson 7900 Price Retailer
 
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$4,499.00
  $3,350.00
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr

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44" professional photo printers...

Quality, still superlative, but in very big format: 44'' (118 cm )...

I chose two photo printers that gather all technical improvements: printing thinness, number of cartridges and ink quality, professional manufacture.

Pointilles

Epson Pro 7890 printer

Epson Pro 9890

A reference in 44 inches that already proved its qualities, always sold at the side of the recent 9900 below.


Still a professional reference in 44" and probably the best value for money!

$3,295
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Technical specifications of the Epson Pro 9890

Max. format: 44" (118 cm in width) - Roll paper
Number of cartridges: 
9 Ultrachrome K3 ® pigment-based ink cartridges, among which several black and grey inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matt black and light grey,
Gamut: 98% of the Pantone gamut
High-capacity cartridges,
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 ppp

Wide gamut,
There's also a version with automatic calibration,
Roll paper prints.


My opinion about this printer

To get an even bigger printing size than with a 7900 and above all, just slightly more expensive. Must absolutely be calibrated! I love this printer I've been owning for five years (7800). Here comes reliability !


Epson 9890 Price Retailer
  Logo Amazon.com $4,299.99
 
$3,295.95
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr


Pointilles

Epson Pro 7900 printer

Epson Pro 9900

The new reference in 44 inches! 11 HDR cartridges, printing speed, black ink easy to replace, etc...


THE professional reference in 44"!

$4,495
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Technical specifications of the Epson Pro 9900

Max. format: 44" (118 cm in width) - Roll paper
Number of cartridges: 
11 HDR Ultrachrome ® pigment-based ink cartridges, among which several black and grey inks for black & white prints,
Glossy black, matt black and light grey,
Very high capacity cartridges (350ml),
Printing definition: 2,880 x 1,440 dpi

Printing speed: twice as fast as 9890,
Wide gamut,
There's also a version with automatic calibration,
Roll paper prints.


My opinion about this printer

Compared to the famous 9890, you'll get an even wider gamut, a printing speed twice as fast, a change from matt black towards glossy black much easier, etc. Everything to raise productivity standards because quality was already here with 9890 above according to me.


Epson 9900 Price Retailer
 
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  $4,495.00
 
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca Amazon.de Amazon.fr

Pointilles

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