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I dont know if its just me but looking on ebay I cant get colour and BW ink for less than 30 the set. I always remember getting cheap ink off ebay for my older printer. I have a HP4400, anyone using a printer thats not steep on ink cost or is it just me being tight?
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No, it's not you being "tight". It seems the way printer manufacturers make their real profit is not from the hardware but from the consumables.

I find that Canon printers for the most part are economical to maintain in that they (newer models) use 5 ink tanks. I've been able through on line purchases to obtain replacements at a decent price. Each tank can be had (refilled) for around $6.00, and that's for ones which have the Canon "chip". Without the chip the price is less but the tanks do not function properly.

I'm currently using a Canon Pixma MP 620 which can be purchased here in the US at Wal-Mart for around $100.00.

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Right on with the Canon call chscag! I still operate an old MP110 for scanning, copying and color printing, but use a Brother mono-laser for b/w printing (much cheaper).

Shop around online for mail order distributors rather than retailers in the UK.

Canon is very tolerant of generic inks too, and they're a good deal cheaper, sometimes by as much as 50%. HP unfortunately maintains a high price for its consumables, and their printers don't like alternatives.
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