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Olympus P400

P400
Review Date: Jan 23, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $450.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Un beatable quality. Continuous tone - No pixels. Protective layer protects prints against water.
Cons:
Can't do full 8x10, only 7.65x10. Paper and Ribbon (Ink) expensive ~$2 per page.

Every InkJet print I have ever seen is easily identifyable as Inkjet. Areas that should be one nice smooth colour look like a collection of red yellow and blue dots. Not with this printer, even with a magnifying glass you cannot find any pixels.

The prints are waterproof too. You can spill a cup of water on the print and the ink wont run.

Only problem with the printer is that it cant do a true 8x10. The newer P440 is different only in that it can do a true 8x10.

The ink and paper is expensive. Dont accidentaly print out a webpage on this printer. Paper costs about $1 a page. The printer uses a ribbon rather than Ink. Each page uses the same amout of ribbon regardless of what is printed on it. Enough ribbon for $50 pages costs about $50.

The printer includes a slot for camera memory so you can print directly off the card. I have no clue why. I cant Imagine anyone with this printer would print without photoshoping first.