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  1. #1

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    May 05, 2005
    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.

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    Alexis's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2006
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    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.

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    coach_z's Avatar
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    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    i prefer nikons over cannon, and definately cannon over epson
    MoTM honor roll...
    i dont remember

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    May 05, 2005
    Thanks all. I decided on the Canon Pixma iP5200.

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    macAttack's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2005
    Cape Cod, MA
    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...

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