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    Hi, does anyone do their own printing, I've been thinking about it and I like the look of the "Canon Pro 100 Photo Printer", what do you think.
    All The Best
    TK

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    Hi TK. I print on a Canon pixma MG8150 up to A4, from my perspective these machines are designed for one thing to sell ink. The printer produces lovely prints but at a cost. when buying a printer first check price of inks and quantities in the tanks. I am presently trialing 3rd party inks at half the cost of Canon ones and the quality seems to be holding up, but are they damaging my printer only time will tell. My future plans are to go back to having my Prints produced for me Jessops used to do a great job.
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    Thanks Mike, yes I notice the ink is expensive, however, I think I'm going to give it a go. I always feel that after taking the photo and editing it I need to do more, so doing my own quality printing appeals to me.
    All The Best
    TK

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    My cannon printer has worked faultlessly for two years now,and has proved the homework I did in its purchase to be correct. My Tip to get the best out of the ink, is to not print ones and twos but to wait till you have about twenty to print off. The machine wastes a lot of ink on start up,so the fewer starts the longer the ink lasts. In my film days prints were stored in shoe boxes, Now I buy plastic A4 folders. So good luck TK get printing...Mike

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    Thanks Mike.

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    i think the question you ask yourself is how much does it cost to have the done from a print shop i use loxley they give a good service and to me far better than i get with my printer and page for page cheaper

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    Totaly agree wave, if you have a local service it is cheaper than doing yor own.

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    Thanks Wave & Mike, I've ordered the Canon Pro 100 from Amazon, I just want to give it ago myself. I've had printing done at shops etc before, the most recent was Professional Printing Cambridge. Locally there's nothing so with the postage you are looking at 10 a go for A4. When they arrive you usually get a damage corner etc so I think I'll still go with doing it myself. I've then took the photo, edited it and done the printing so from beginning to end its all my own work I'm also going to have a go at framing as well..
    Your Advice as always is greatly appreciated.
    ATB
    TK

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    All the best with new project, you have chosen a top class printer. I understand fully your problems with printing through the post, I collect all mine by hand i'm lucky to live in a large city. A lot of my early stuff I framed,but my better half doesn't always share my taste so they now live in the attic. There is a lot of fun to be had following your path so enjoy.

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    Thanks Mike, just ordered some Canon Photo Paper and some Canon Ink, should all be here by Monday. Also ordered some frames, so the first photo I'm going to print is the Buttercup one in the Spring Comp. I wonder who will win that, my moneys on Graham.
    ATB
    TK

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