I was so happy when I saw my in-laws surprised me and got me the printer I've been really wanting lately. For those of you who are looking for a reasonably priced, great printer I really recommend this one. (It's $136).
I was giddy like a little school girl when we set it up... and just amazed when I was sitting on the couch in our family room and it printed images in the office. How did I ever live without a wireless printer?!
The quality of prints are great. The color is spot on, which was important to me. How do I know? I copied a picture from a magazine and the colors were almost identical. Again, this is very important to me because I often print design boards with paint colors on them.
The only thing is... I can't figure out how to scan really well. Perhaps I have the settings wrong, or perhaps the scanner just isn't made to scan perfectly. And I'm okay with that, because it copies magazine pages perfectly. (On a side note - I do not tear or cut pages out of magazines anymore... especially with the continuous demise of the magazine industry.. you never know if that magazine you just tore up will be the last. Boo hoo).
Here is an image I scanned from an older House Beautiful:
Definitely not bad, but not great. Just a bit grainy. Does anyone have any advice? Or maybe I just need to invest in a high quality scanner someday.
I scanned the page above because I just love that sideboard. It'd be a great DIY project... paint red, paint black, then sand!
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