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Recommended Inkjet Printers
By The iScrapbook Team, last updated 11/21/2008

Before purchasing an inkjet printer, you should read Shopping For An Inkjet Printer. After reading that article, you'll be familiar with the features in an inkjet printer that are valuable for digital scrapbooking.

There are currently three major manufactures of inkjet printers (listed in alphabetical order) that make great printers for scrapbookers: Canon, Epson, and HP. Listed below, for your conveniences, are specific printers we recommend for scrapbookers from each manufacturer. To be included on our list, the printer must support full-bleed/borderless printing on the two most popular scrapbooking paper sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12".

We do not endorse or have partnerships with these manufacturers so we can not guarantee or be held responsible for the performance of their printers.
Canon
Canon does not currently offer any printers that support full-bleed/borderless printing on 12"x12" paper. If you'll only be printing on 8.5"x11" paper then Canon offers several printers that will work well.
Epson
Model: Epson Stylus Photo 1400
MSRP: $299.99
Supported Paper Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Borderless Printing Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Individual Ink Cartridges: YES
Number of Ink Cartridges: 6 (Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta)
Ink Cartridge MSRP/Capacity: $18.99, capacity not available
Gloss Optimizer Cartridges: YES
Archival Inks: Light Resistance / Print Longevity: Up to 98 years under glass, Up to 200 years album storage


Model: Epson Stylus Photo R1800
MSRP: $499.99
Supported Paper Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Borderless Printing Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Individual Ink Cartridges: YES
Number of Ink Cartridges: 8 (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Photo Black or Matte Black, Red, Blue and Gloss Optimizer)
Ink Cartridge MSRP/Capacity: $14.24, capacity not available
Gloss Optimizer Cartridges: YES
Archival Inks: Fade resistance of 104 years for Epson Premium Glossy Paper, 150 years for Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight and 200 years for Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White


Model: Epson Stylus Photo R2400
MSRP: $799.99
Supported Paper Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Borderless Printing Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Individual Ink Cartridges: YES
Number of Ink Cartridges: 9 (Cyan, Light Cyan, Magenta, Light Magenta, Yellow, Photo Black or Matte Black, Light Black and Light-Light Black)
Ink Cartridge MSRP/Capacity: $14.24, capacity not available
Gloss Optimizer Cartridges: No
Archival Inks: Fade resistance of 108 years for Epson UltraSmoothâ„¢ Fine Art Paper for color


Model: Epson Stylus Pro 4880
MSRP: $1995.99
Supported Paper Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12"
Borderless Printing Sizes: 8.5"x11" and 12"x12" but requires roll paper which it cuts
Individual Ink Cartridges: YES
Number of Ink Cartridges: 9 (Photo Black, Cyan, Vivid Magenta, yellow, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Light Black, Matte Black, Light Light Black)
Ink Cartridge MSRP/Capacity: $69.95 for $110ml, or $112 for 220ml
Gloss Optimizer Cartridges: No
Archival Inks: Fade resistance up to 200 years for color
HP
HP does not currently offer any printers that support full-bleed/borderless printing on 12"x12" paper. If you'll only be printing on 8.5"x11" paper then HP offers several printers that will work well.
 
 
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