Advice on new printer

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  1. Road Runner

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    I am sick of my old Epsom 740 although in it's time was good.

    I want an all in one printer.

    Mainly be used for pictures and photocopies.

    Budget £100 or less.

    Any advise?
     
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    You are welcome to mine John.....for nothing......it will print any colour you like as long as its red! :Doh: :Rofl1:
     
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    You should keep that Linda for your over due accounts there must be 100s out there owe you money, terrible,terrible:Doh:
    How much do i owe you:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    so now i know who prints all our bills.............:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  7. Lindy-C

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    Yu'll get your bill when I get around to sending your plastic clippy things which arrived this week :Blush:
     
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    John, All-in-ones don't give fantastic photo quality - they are a compromise, really - its really expensive to use one as a photocopier unless you just want one copy now and then; faxing - well, you can use your PC, you don't need one of these - and as for scanning - again, not the best quality, although if space is an issue and you are happy with relatively reasonable / mediocre results, then there are quite a few cheap deals out there. Depends on what quality photos you would be happy with, I would only use a Canon or an Epson for serious photography reproduction, although HP is now making a effort to regain lost ground.

    Laurie:RollEyes:
     
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    Have to agree with you there
     
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    OK can anyone recommend a good photo printer then?
     
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    The primary concern for me when looking for a printer is the cost / availability of compatable cartridges, cheap compatables easily available for Epson & Cannon, less the £5:00 for a full set of six colours for my R220 / R300.

    Prolly not good enough for the serious photographer but plenty good enough for snapshots.

    I've just flashed the internal service counter on my R300 for the third time!!! & it's still going strong.

    Bryan
     
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    JESSOPS cheap and cheerful :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    What size photos do you want to print John? And what quality?

    If just smallish snaps, then the Epson R300 etc range or Canon Pixma are good value. A3 - I would only use the Canon 9000 range or Epson Stylus Pro 2400 family....The Epson R- range prints CD/DVD faces as well.

    Laurie
     
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    I love my Epson R300 bit on the big side perhaps but good quality prints. The only downside to the reviews when I brought it was "a bit slow".:thumb:
     
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    In printing, slow often means QUALITY.......:Wink:
     
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    hi this got a good review on the gadget show:thumb:

    HERE

    RAY
     
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    It only does 6x4 prints though Ray, and only photos - I guess John may want to print photos as well as letters and other docs? These tiny specialised photo printers are nice if you want to print while away at a family gathering etc, but are also seen my many as a gimmick - they can only do photos, nothing else, and not very big ones at that.Quality is variable...the Canon Selphy range and the Epsons I think are quite good; but media is expensive as its not inkjet technology.......

    Laurie
     
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    Hi John,

    We have the epson stylus photo RX425, which is all in one printer, scanner, copier.
    Pictures are great, I would recommend it.

    Dawn.
     
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    My wife has 10GB of dawg pictures and sends them home to he mum.

    I feature in a 1kb one:cry:

    This is a superking bed below BTW:Doh::RollEyes: (and the dogs are not allowed on it:Angry:)


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