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The 13" Wide Inkjet Printer Guide

Guide and reviews of all 13" wide photo fine art inkjet printers


Welcome to Red River Paper's guide to 13" wide photo inkjet printers. The guide covers current model printers, suitable for photographic, art, and graphics reproduction. It includes pigment and dye based printers.


Pigment Inkjet Printers

If your goal is long term print display or maximum possible print life, pigment inks are necessary. Pigment colorants are typically more stable than dye colorant over time. This stability comes at some price; Pigment inks tend to reproduce a smaller color gamut verses dye ink. In addition, pigment ink prints are more prone to handling damage, especially with matte and fine art media.

Canon PRO-10

  • 10 color printer pigment based photo and fine art printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26.61"
  • Street price $650

In Brief: For Canon fans who need fade resistant prints. This printer performs best with photobase glossy, luster, and metallic media.

Canon PRO-10

Epson SureColor P600

  • Eight color pigment ink photo and fine art printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 595"
  • 13" roll capability
  • Street price $700

In Brief: The P600 produces true-to-life colors and neutral rich B&W prints on the gamut of inkjet media.

Epson P600

Epson SureColor P400

  • Eight color pigment photo printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 44"
  • 13" roll capability
  • Street price $500

In Brief: Equipped with a gloss optimizer cartridge, satin, luster, photo metallic, and glossy media truly pop with this printer.

Epson P400

Dye Inkjet Printers

Dye based printers are designed for best possible color saturation and paper compatibility. While modern dye inks are remarkably fade resistant, you would not count on this technology if long-term print display is your goal. Dye printers are a great choice when print speed, broad paper compatibility, and bold color critical. They are quite popular for note card printing as well as graphic arts and business needs.

Canon PRO-100

  • 8 color printer dye based photo and fine art printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26.61"
  • Street price $399

In Brief: Robust, fast, and reliable, the PRO-100 is the Ferrari of dye based inkjet printers.

Canon PRO-100

Epson XP-15000

  • 6 color printer dye based photo printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 44"
  • Street price $299

In Brief: Perhaps the best color gamut and accuracy of any inkjet printer available.

Epson XP-15000

Canon iP8720

  • 5 color dye ink plus a pigment black based photo printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26.61"
  • Street price $249

In Brief: A good choice for those needing photo quality, 13" width, and a budget price.

Canon iP8720

Canon iX6820

  • 4 color dye ink plus a pigment black based photo & graphics printer
  • Uses sheets 4" x 6" up to 13" x 26.61"
  • Street price $149

In Brief: This four-color rear fed printer is just what the graphic artist and business user needs.

Canon iX6820

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