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Old 09-07-2015, 05:02 PM
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Any of you have one? Looking for something capable of printing color flyers or posters up to 24 inches wide. Should be good quality but doesn't have to be the best. Will be used for my classroom (I teach some digital media and graphic design type stuff) and want to be able to display some of my best student samples.

Looking for something in the $1500 range but has to be less than two grand today. Applying for a grant that I feel good about getting to pay for it.

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Old 09-07-2015, 05:05 PM
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I use an HP Designjet wide format T790 (I think) for architectural drawings and some photo printing. Very happy with it. Bought new about 2 1/2 years ago for $2500 or so. You can probably find used ones for your budget. Ink costs $$ 6 cartirges at $75 a piece but they last.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:15 PM
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Thanks! Do you think this model would be good for movie poster type printing? Advertisements and such?

Again just to hang up around school and maybe a few advertisements in the community.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:18 PM
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YEs - it should be fine but you will go thru a lot of ink. I've done several large phot and poster type things and they turn out very nice especially if you spring for the higher end photo and presentation papers that are available. You may be able to get an educational discount thru HP
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Any of you have one? Looking for something capable of printing color flyers or posters up to 24 inches wide. Should be good quality but doesn't have to be the best. Will be used for my classroom (I teach some digital media and graphic design type stuff) and want to be able to display some of my best student samples.

Looking for something in the $1500 range but has to be less than two grand today. Applying for a grant that I feel good about getting to pay for it.

Thanks!
24 inch...... Come on, thats not wide. We print 120 inch

Take a look at the Epson Stylus Pro series. What are you using for color? (RIP)
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