Poster Printer

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A colleague recently asked:
I have been ask to find out what is being used in the way of poster or banner maker printers. Will you please let me know what you have, what you like or dislike. I do know that the cost of paper and ink will be something that no one enjoys. If you have a certain brand or model that is both affordable to purchase and keep up please share that.
Some responses:

  1. The Rasterbater - http://tinyurl.com/2egvf   - allows one to use a regular printer, print out individual pages that can be assembled as a large poster.
  2. I have been using the SAME Epson Stylus Pro 7600 since April 2001. It still runs like a champ, surviving the changes from Windows 2000 to Windows XP and now Windows 7. Probably because I don't let anyone else touch it. I do a lot of print jobs while I'm checking email and answering phone calls, so it has turned out NOT to be very time-consuming, even though I do a lot of print jobs. Most of my jobs are 24" x 36", but my largest has been an 18' banner. They made it in 24", 36" and 48" widths, with a 100' roll of paper. My poster paper runs $76 per roll from CDW-G, and the photo paper a bit more. We have saved a LOT of $/time by not having pictures sent out to be printed. Sometimes, under great conditions, I have delivered pictures while an event was still going on. Great PR tool with parents/families! The latest one that CDW-G has is the Epson Stylus Pro 7880 Printer, which still looks very much like mine. It's $2,994.99 (or less, I'd bet). I paid $2700 for mine, way back when. It still produces really great posters, especially if you have a GOOD camera. My Olympus eVolt-500 digital SLR and it get along famously!


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