Thread: can you recommend a printer?
10-16-2006, 03:31 AM #1abishagenadenGuestcan you recommend a printer?
i'm looking to get a color printer that prints great-quality photos/images. i also need it to be able to scan and copy. based on what i've read, inkjet prints photos better than laserjets? my budget is for anything under $200. based on my experiences with several printer brands over the years, i'd like to stay away from '2nd tier' brands like lexmark. any recommendations people?
10-16-2006, 09:07 AM #2
I just bought the HP Photosmart C5150... (Same as C5100) I really like this printer. It is an "all-in-one". The ink system is awesome, as it uses individual colors. So that if you've only run out of pink, you only need to go buy pink. VERY easy set-up, in fact I have it set-up wirelessly using Airport Express. CompUSA was $199.... Sam's club.. $179.
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10-16-2006, 09:17 AM #3
I just got a HP Deskjet F340 All-in-one. It copies, scans, prints. It will print plain or photo paper. I picked it up at Walmart for only $69.00 (US). It works great for me.
10-16-2006, 10:29 AM #4Hulk_SMASHGuest
You may want to look into a colour laser. Sure they cost more than $200, in fact double that or more, but the cost of ink in the inkjets will bleed you dry. The toner costs TONS less in the long-run because it lasts longer than ink and even if you don't use it that often like I didn't, then the ink will dry out and still fore you to spend another $60-$80 for a colour and B&W cart. I hate inkjets....
10-19-2006, 08:30 PM #5abishagenadenGuestOriginally Posted by Hulk_SMASH
10-19-2006, 08:48 PM #6
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Make sure you go to your local ink recycler/refiller dealer to check about the size of the ink cartridges in any printer you're interested in as to whether or not they are uneconomical. This is what I did and the guy was really helpful and explained to me that certain printer cartridges will cost more in the long run cos they are too small etc. The more cartridges there are the better, IMHO.
10-19-2006, 09:13 PM #7Originally Posted by abishagenaden
10-20-2006, 05:54 PM #8Hulk_SMASHGuestOriginally Posted by PunkRockTuba
10-20-2006, 06:50 PM #9Originally Posted by Hulk_SMASH
10-25-2006, 07:19 PM #10abishagenadenGuest
After some research, I've decided to go with the Canon Pixma iP6700D -- anyone have any good/bad experiences with this puppy?
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