I’m thinking of buying an inkjet printer just for printing digital pictures and would like to hear some recommendations. I have a color laser printer that meets all my needs except for photo’s. Actually for me it does a good enough job printing photo’s on regular paper, but my wife would like them to be closer to the quality of a film print.
What I’m looking for is a printer that will print a 8 X 11 page for around a dollar each (4 3"x5" photo’s per page), including the price of paper. I would like the inks to be affordable so i don’t have to run out and buy a new printer every time I run out of ink. Also I would like the ink to last at least 250 pages or more if possible. I’m not interested in a printer that will print just 4" X 6" or smaller prints.
I have seen photo paper for laser printers and has anybody ever used any? My concern about printing photo’s on photo paper with my laser printer is that there are some rollers between the drums and where the paper comes out and unless the ink dries before the rollers it will smear.
Any suggestions will be welcomed.