My printer is an Epson Stylus Photo 2200 that I bought for almost $600 three years ago. A lot of us in the children's book field have them because the ink is waterproof and archival and prints out as large as 13x19 -- big enough to feed a sheet of watercolor paper through.
So even many of my staunchly traditional peers draw their pencil sketches on paper, scan them into Photoshop then print them out to paint. Of course that eliminates the need to redraw if you mess up your painting -- just print it out again.
I just read that the 2200 has been replaced by the Epson Stylus Photo 1400 Ink Jet -- and that a new one only costs $299!
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