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Inkjet printer?


Preston Poling
(@preston)
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I have a basic inkjet printer but the detail isnt the greatest for smaller objects. What printer is the best for miniatures?

TIA! 😊


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Rachel Karpf
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I would love to know this also! I have an HP inkjet and I don't really like it. Thinking about getting an Epson. Holly McCaig... you mentioned that you liked your printer... what is it again?


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Beth Picard
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I have both- and used both in my former businesses- I like them both- I had that really huge wide format Epson with 9 cartridges for doing my art prints- it cost a fortune and honestly didn't print that much better than my HP- I tend to have better luck with HP as far as the colors go- but I was trying to match colors in paintings- I know Epson is supposed to be so much better for that- but I really had a lot of trouble with that- confused you enough...lol


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Holly McCaig
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@preston I'm a graphic designer and have printed my own artwork and stickers for a long time. In the past, I used to use an Epson Artisan wide format printer. It was amazing quality prints (I had a photography business too, and would print photos for the family on it a lot). But it got to be where it took up a lot of space. Then, I decided to try a Canon for my sticker business. And, honestly, I hated the quality. So I went back to Epson. I have an Epson Eco Tank 4700 and 15000. The 15000 is a wide format and I use it for sublimation printing. The other is a regular size and I use it for my sticker shop. Best quality ever. Epson has always been the best for me with colors. I buy art paper from Red River Paper usually the Polar White 60 LB and I can't complain. Looks great! I recommend the Eco Tanks. I usually have about 50 sticker orders a week and I used to have my sticker pro made. But I'm trying to cut down on inventory, so I do them myself, and that Eco Tank ink lasts forever. 

Holly McCaig
Admin and Co-Owner
Aspen Miniature


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Rachel Karpf
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@holly-mccaig Thank you for this information!


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Shaun Renato
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I got rid of my inkjet last year and got a Brother Laser. I really love it for minis and feel I get better detail. 


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Holly McCaig
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Posted by: @shaunee2323

I got rid of my inkjet last year and got a Brother Laser. I really love it for minis and feel I get better detail. 

I want one of those white toner ones bad. I can't justify the cost right now womp womp.

Holly McCaig
Admin and Co-Owner
Aspen Miniature


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