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gary 06-27-2006 06:03 PM

Canon Pixma iP5200 vs Epson R340
 
My Epson StylusC86 just died and I need to replace it. I've always used Epsons but Consumer Report recommends the Canon Pixma 5200 above the Epson R340. It appears the Canon is faster and the ink cartridges are cheaper. Anyone have the Canon or can give me some good advice for a printer in the under $200 price range?
I use the printer for home photos and miscellaneous text printing.
Thanks.

Alexis 06-28-2006 01:07 PM

Epsons are poorly made. I've had 2, and I know a couple of people whose Epsons have also gone kaput.

I now use a Canon Pixma IP4000 and it's been great for the year I've had it.

coach_z 06-28-2006 01:25 PM

i prefer nikons over cannon, and definately cannon over epson

gary 06-29-2006 01:12 AM

Thanks all. I decided on the Canon Pixma iP5200.

macAttack 06-29-2006 10:10 AM

Photo prints are beautiful on the canons. Its hard for me to distinguish them from my dads photo labs prints. Some interesting things to try with a canon...http://pixma-faq.periastron.com/


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