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- Nov 27, 2010
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- Copenhagen Denmark
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- Canon iP4300 + Epson scanner
The Canon Pro 9500 is a high end photo printer, and the price is a bargain. If you print photographs go for this printer.sgdotcom wrote:
I found a pro 9500 which is extremely cheap at USD$300.. Brand new, should I try it firsT?
If I owned a such printer, I personally would be very reluctant to let foreign matter like wooden chips, glued to cardboard or similar, enter it. If one of the small wooden chips came loose inside the printer, it could damage the printer beyond repair. I think cutting the veneer to a standard paper format, then printing on this veneer and finally cut out the small printed circular images would be much safer. But note there might be a clearance issue. If the printhead hits the edge of the veneer or scratches the surface of the veneer, the printer might also be damaged beyond repair.
I once spoke to a printer and photocopier service technician. He told me that foreign objects inside a printer or copier was a very common cause of failure. Paper clips was on top of that list.
The Hat is an expert on the Pro 9500. I'm not. He might have some advise/comment on using this printer for printing on wood.
Wouldn't some spray (paint?) or a special transfer sheet for dark T-shirts obscure the wood grain?sgdotcom wrote:
Was wondering about the ink contrast on the wood, maybe buying some spray that can enhance inkjet performance on other materials
I would give the regular grade of transfer sheet a try first. I don't know prices in Singapore, but I guess the transfer sheets are reasonably priced.