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I currently have an Epson RX-580 with a modified continuous ink refill system. I'm not using Epson ink, but 3rd party refill bottles.

I use this printer to make physical label proofs so I can see what the label will look like on our product. I've experimented with matte/semi-gloss/glossy paper and I've had many mixed results.

If I were to be looking for a new printer (this one constantly requires me to clean the print heads every morning), what should I look for?

I'm really looking for crisp photo-quality prints. I guess another appropriate question would be which paper is best for prototyping labels (and which company produces the best paper for this use).

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I think buying recommendations are off-topic. –  Oliver Salzburg Feb 22 '12 at 23:21
I didn't actually ask for which printers to buy - perhaps I wasn't specific enough. I want to know what to look for (resolution, ink droplet size, etc. etc.). I don't think that's a purchase recommendation so much as 'know the tools of your trade'. –  JakeTheSnake Feb 23 '12 at 17:06

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