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Old 08-19-2010, 04:01 PM
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Ok, I did my research - I come here when I have to research anything to do with quilting. I have a Kodak printer which has always been a pain in my a&&.

We go every Sunday and buy a paper and I scan the ads. I saw that Target had an Epson printer - one of the printers that was recommended by others here on the board for printing on fabric sheets - on sale.

I went to one Target, and there weren't any left - no surprise since it's Thursday and they went on sale on Sunday. But I had to hit up another Target for something else, and low and behold, they had one. It feeds from the back like you guys said it needs to - the paper goes straight in and doesn't have to make a U turn to get printed. The ink is that special ink that everyone says is the best - MicroPiezo ink - quick drying, fade resistant, smudge proof and water resistant.

So I brought it home and carefully unpacked it - in case it wasn't going to work for me. I got it all hooked up, installed, and a test print done. I put my fabric sheet in, and OMG! It came out beautiful! I am making baby blankets for my daughter who's expecting her first (and our first grandchild) and she wanted a Precious Moments clip art printed out and appliqued onto a blanket. I had messed up 2 sheets in the Kodak printer -this one came out beautiful - perfect! I can hardly wait - now I can do postcards and appliques and quilt labels..........the possibilities are endless!

I want to thank everyone here for their kindness and their ability to share their experiences and making life easier for others of us that are just starting out!

O, did I mention, I only paid $29.00 for this printer - yes, that's not a mistake - Twenty Nine dollars!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am ONE HAPPY CAMPER! :thumbup: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:17 PM
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Congratulations on that great price! :thumbup:
I still have an Epson printer from my graphic arts days that prints up to 11"x17". I'll have to see if that ink and paper is available for it. Hmmmm
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:03 PM
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how much is the ink cartridges tho sometimes it is cheaper to buy a new printer than new ink and they wonder why the landfills are getting full.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:07 PM
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I have an Epson printer and while I like the printer the cartridges are very expensive. So I ordered the last ones on line for less than half the price and they work great, just like the name brand.
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Old 08-19-2010, 05:14 PM
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We have an epson and the one thing I disliked about it was if you wanted to do black and white printing it still used all the colors. I was spending over 100 a year on ink. We now have an hp with 2 cartage. one for color one for Black
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:01 PM
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I have the Epson Workforce and love it - if you are running out of black, it can create it by mixing the other inks. I find the ink online, too.
If you only want black and white, you have to go into the advanced properties. Another thing I like is being able to print 2-up, 4-up, etc to resize applique patterns.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:37 AM
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Well, the ink was comparable to the other inks - I did check that. I don't know how fast it will go thru ink since there's no way to tell - but my Kodak printer goes thru ink like it's water --- and their commercials say you'll save ink. Not on my printer!
The color ink (3 in a pkg) was $29.00 in Target - haven't checked elsewhere. The black was...I think it was like $14 or something - can't remember exactly.
I can always use my Kodak for some things, and the Epson for others. I still have the Kodak - just have to move the USB cord over from one to the other.

I did notice however, that the printer decided which size paper I could use - I couldn't change it. But, it worked out perfectly for what I was doing. So we'll see!
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:55 AM
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I'm glad you're happy with what you got and how it works. I have three printers...a back feed inkjet that doesn't flip, a front feed inkjet that does flip, and a laser. All three print on fabric just perfectly with never any problems, so the range of suitable printers out there is wide open.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:17 AM
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I have an Epson and I love it.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:31 AM
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What is the number on the Epson Will an NX400 Epson Stylus work?
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