Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe.
Over the last week, using several social media sites, I conducted an informal poll. I asked photographers which is their favorite 13×19 inkjet photo printer.
The results were surprising. Discounting the non-responsive or obviously off-topic results from people who didn’t actually answer the question, it came down about 50/50 Canon 9000 series (and variants thereof) and Epson (1400/1900.)
What’s surprising to me is that five years ago, I would have expected Epson to walk away with this poll. For years I personally used Epson printers exclusively. I almost always recommended them. My early tests with Canon digital photo printers yielded consistent problems with banding. But it seems that is no longer a problem.
While it might not always make sense to use your own printer, it’s clear that the 13×19 inkjet, photo printers are affordable, popular and plentiful. They produce amazing prints, especially when used in a color-managed workflow with appropriate high-end papers and manufacturer’s suggested inks.
Neither Canon nor Epson is (or ever has been) a Photofocus sponsor. I am merely reporting the results of the very unscientific and very informal survey. I thought you might find it interesting
Latest posts by Scott Bourne (see all)
- Is The Hometown Camera Store Dead? - January 15, 2017
- Olympus M. Zukio Digital ED 7-14mmf/2.8 Pro Lens First Look - January 10, 2017
- New Year’s Resolution – Upping My Commitment To Photography - December 31, 2016