Is A Cheap Printer Good Enough For Professional Prints?

I’ve just bought myself a Canon PIXMA iP8750 A3+ printer so that I can print my own photos at home. I’m so excited about it.

I was worried the print quality would not be anywhere near as good as more expensive professional printers like the Canon PRO 100S, so I was very keen to test the printer out and see if it was good enough to produce prints that I could potentially sell.

Find out how it fares and what my decision is in this video.

Visit my Etsy store: I’ll be adding new photos to it all the time: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CGougePhotography?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

Canon PIXMA iP8750 A3+ Printer: http://geni.us/kz62zoe

Equipment:

Photography:

Fujifilm X-T2: http://geni.us/B4nT7vB
Lee Filters SevenFive Deluxe Kit: http://geni.us/Kq6FebK
Lee Filters Little Stopper: http://geni.us/dcbm6
Velbon Tripod: http://geni.us/SmDM3z
3 Camera Equipment Cases: http://geni.us/WIwI
Datacolor Spyder5 Pro Display Calibration: http://geni.us/aZrThS

Video:

Main Vlogging Camera: http://geni.us/RKwb9
Sony Action Camera: http://geni.us/jlBAy
Rode SmartLav+ Lavalier Clip Microphone: http://geni.us/Kt7JZ43
Monopod/ Selfie Stick: http://geni.us/yYSle

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Website: http://www.chrisgouge.co.uk/
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Comments

CarlosVanVegas says:

For A3 those cartridges looked quite thin, just wondering how many full page prints can be done with the quality of shots you have before they start to get to a stage where they need replacing?

Settanta Allora says:

Hello first of all thanks for your video ….please would you tell me if print from ix6850 is as good as 8750 ? I mean is there just little difference or it is more ? Many thanks in advance. . Cheers

Daisy Ryan says:

Thank you so much for this!! I have been trying to find the right printer for MONTHS! I am a traditional artist and i’m in the process of setting up my art studio, i’ll also be opening an Etsy shop, start a YouTube channel and be selling prints. I really wanted an A3 printer but they were all so expensive, and so many of the more affordable ones are all-in-ones! Can’t bloody stand all-in-ones! xD
Your vid has helped me finally make a decision after months of torment! Now I just need to find an affordable colour laser for printing documents and everything else!
Thank you!

Carl Wilson says:

I been looking for a printer for sometime now and i decided to get the pro 10 until i saw this. I took your word for it and purchased the same printer you have here and its bang on. I can’t see the pro 10 being much better.

CarlosVanVegas says:

I love these video’s your expressions are such brutal truth when doing these one handed 😀  laughing with you mate not at you, but they make for classic viewing top draw!

Pete Kornowski says:

Recently purchased this printer after much research. Extremely pleased with the print quality and ease of use, and versatility. I Highly recommend this printer for producing professional results at an entry level price. I use this printer to reproduce my original artwork.

veronica Garza says:

Can you printer on vinyl with this printer for tee shirts

Gary Clayton Photography says:

Hi Chris, About 3 years ago a photographer from Toronto Suggested to me to consider selling my images at a farmers Market, I live in Ontario Canada and I don’t know if in England you have the same kind of markets, but if you do give it some thought . over the last two seasons I have sold many images and it has been a very worth while effort. Also from your presentation people see all that you may have to offer, I have booked weddings, portrait shoots, private lessons ect  so for me it has been great exposure and a significant part of my business. Just my 2 cents worth. I wish you every succsess.

ann summers says:

Will it print on 300gsm card

adrian lacey says:

I have this printer cannot fault it at all and yes I have sold many prints from it I use Kodak sort with it a really good combination

Hector López says:

2 weeks with this printer. So far very happy

Joe Smith says:

Great Video, Very informative

Pedal Power Touring says:

I looked at getting a printer and doing some prints as well, but then after looking at the cost of ink, I decided against it for now. Instead, I found a place that comes highly recommended and have had a couple dozen done up. Mostly for ourselves from our bike ride around the world, but I also printed some out for family and friends that joined along and gifted them with nice frames. Cheers and interested in how the printer works out.

Sergey Usik says:

Dear Chris, would you please let me know as for BW printing on this printer what inks the printer does use, just black and grey? How much does inks it take to print A3? What the resolution of BW print if I chose print to be pure BW? Thank you

BallinWang says:

the pro-100 has a 200 dollar rebate, which becomes $129 in the final cost.

ROBIN CHUN says:

Looks fantastic Chris.. where did you get the frame?

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