I had tested functionality and print quality against Imageprint, Postershop, ImageNest, and Print-Tool. They all work, and work well. But the advantages of ease of use were the decisive factors for us. In this discipline PrinTao 8 edged the others out. This is a go for us with PrinTao 8.
Kevin Rich from huntereditions.com
After putting off learning PrinTao 8 thinking that I needed a lot of time, which I and many of us don’t seem to have these days, I finally got around to printing using PrinTao 8. To my amazement, I was making great looking prints immediately on my Epson 7900. The power and ease of use is tremendous! After loading our papers and profiles, this will be our only printing software. For mac users, I highly recommend PrinTao 8!
Tony Sweet, Nikon legend behind the lens, visual artistry workshop leader, seminar speaker, and author
I have two Epson 7900 printers and I use Printao 8 for ALL my printing. It is simply the best in overall quality of print and ease of use. It’s difficult to make a mistake with Printao 8. I don’t think I have wasted one sheet of paper since I started using it. Printao 8 gives me 100% confidence in getting the colors and image position right on my prints. Sometimes I photograph and print very subtle shades which are critical to the overall composition. Printao 8 nails it every time. A nice bonus is that the occasional support that I need from the company has been superb. What a refreshing joy it is to use a high quality piece of software and work with responsive people behind the company.
Jeff Moore, photographer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Walt Cecil, specialist for antique oriental carpets, uses PrinTao 8 to provide color consistent prints to his customers. He is really enthusiastic about its easy handling and the excellent results.
Frank Vena is a photographer with decades of experience in printing photos. For him, PrinTao 8 is a revolution, like a high-end RIP at a fraction of the cost. Complicated color management will be a thing of the past. (Frank’s website)
My experience with PrinTao 8 and the Epson 3880 and 4900 has been excellent. It does a great job of reducing what we at Red River Paper call IRS, or Inkjet Related Stress. When I click the print button in PrinTao 8, I am quite certain the outcome will match my calibrated monitor. I am impressed by its integration with my Lightroom catalogs and print layout templates. I primarily shoot sports and sell a number of print packages. The print templates are just right for my needs.
Drew Hendrix, Vice President Red River Paper
If you run a Mac and you print on a big Epson, you know it’s just not easy. Well, now it is! The following video barely touches the surface of the power and ease of PrinTao 8! The gear featured in the video is PrinTao 8, Mac Retina and Epson 4900.
When comparing the color prints from the 3880, using Photoshop as the print manager rather than PrinTao8, the preferred print was the PrinTao 8 result. The prints seemed to be slightly lighter in overall tone. The colors are very realistic, and closely match the calibrated monitor screen, the first time. Rick attributes this to the ICC profiles that are built into the PrinTao 8 software. […] The CAPA members who viewed the (blind test) prints pretty much agreed with the comments above. There was overall agreement that PrinTao 8 produced a preferred print result to using Photoshop as the print driver.
Dan Bryer and Rick Shapka, Canadian Camera Magazine
PrinTao 8 – Why should you consider using it? The simple answer is that it takes the frustration out of printing. The interface could not be easier to understand and navigate. […] Whether you do your own printing, or have someone else in your studio do it for you, even a new intern, you’ll be up and running in a few minutes.
Posted by Ellis Vener on www.ppmag.com, Professional Photographer magazine
PrinTao 8 delivers a user-friendly environment for image printing with the most efficient media use. The app is extremely simple to use and by making it specifically tuned to a limited class of printers, it can deliver the best possible quality and feature set. PrinTao 8 is not a printer driver itself, nor will it replace your large format photo printer’s driver with a PDF or Postscript version.
Erik Vlietinck on http://it-enquirer.com, IT Enquirer
LaserSoft Imaging’s PrinTao 8 is a great utility for putting together printed sheets and getting the very best from your printer. The provision of a high-quality ICC engine and close ties to the printers it supports pays off in the results.
(Complete Article, PDF)
Simon Williams for MacUser
This is the singular reason why LaserSoft Imaging developed the printing-solution software PrinTao 8: to help Mac users eliminate the mystery surrounding complicated print driver settings. Its job is to help photographers get consistent, predictable and repeatable results from their printers.
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David Tanaka for Photo Life
Overall, the software is excellent at what it does. It allows users who are not well versed in colour management to create excellent colour managed prints without a lot of hassle. This means that you will save money in paper and ink – there is no waste as the prints come out right the first time!
(Complete Article, PDF)
Eric Stewart for PhotoNews