Which printer

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  1. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    As my Kodak printer has packed up and Kodak have stopped making them I need to find a replacement.
    My printing requirements are not great these days so it will be for a few documents and the odd photos. An all in one can be handy for copying and a very occasional scan.
    Any recommendations or advice on models to steer clear of would be appreciated.
    Many thanks.
    Graham :thumb:
     
  2. SuperMike

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    Buy an HP. :thumb:
     
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    i always ues epsom printers easy to get compatible inks and cheaper inks
     
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    Ive got a all in one hp, it was fairly high end when I got it it used seperate colours + two blacks so 5 carts in all which I buy non hp of ebay really cheap.

    It scans, has a sheet feeded for multi faxs (who uses them anymore?) prints, prints photos, prints on CD/dvd and have been the best printer Ive had in 20 odd years

    HP photosmart C309 series get my :thumb:
     
  5. sallylillian

    sallylillian Funster Life Member

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    HP 470, wireless, lightweight, compact, and runs on its battery for several weeks in low usage. Fits easily on the motorhome!
     
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    Epsom XP202 is my new printer, All in One system (Print, Copy, Scan), Didn't cost very much, about £40 and the inks are cheap to buy, £20 for 3 colours and a black cartridge. (bought some last week):thumb:

    Has wireless or wired connectivity. Small footprint, light in weight, ideal for M/H travels.:thumb:
     
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    Tried them all over the years-
    Get a HP--twice as fast----ink lasts x3 times longer:thumb:
     
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    Epsom every time, compatible inks from local market but readily available anywhere around £8 for 6 pack (epson710w):thumb:
     
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    I was so glad when my Kodak printer finally died. It drank ink (even the colour cartidge which I never used) like I drink vodka.

    It was replaced with a Brother DCP J140W for about £60 and it does a great job.

    I buy compatible black cartridges @ £6 for 4 from ebay and they last ages. I haven't had to replace the colour ones yet but they are single colour cartridges and equally as cheap.
     
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    +1 for HP. They gave been my most reliable printers. Currently have a Photosmart 7510 wireless and a 5510 wireless. Ink is pretty cheap at Internet-ink.co.uk and you get 10% off if you use the code Giveme10
    Allan
     
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    I have had and still have an EpsomR300 I use the Jettec inks in it, but the best printers I have had, are Canon, I have the MP600 which is an all in one, and the larger all in one, yes I know 3 printers, and yes they are all used, two ( 3 with lazer ) upstairs in my craft room and a Canon downstairs, I do a lot of greeting cards and crafts, and a craft forum did a survey and Canon came out tops everytime, if you want one cheaper on inks and speed go for a mono Brother Lazar H2035 I use that for printiing in gold and silver, it uses a black cartridge not inks. one cartridge lasts at least for a year so very economical.

    Hope this is of some help.
     
  12. Daifuse

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    I've got got an HP 1100, HP 5500, and even an HP 600 which must be 20 years old! Tried Brother and Epson which are good but always come back to the HP's for reliability. I do a lot of printing, multiple scripts for plays, programmes for shows, tickets by the thousand, publicity photographs (paper quality is important) as well as other personal stuff (recently a complicated probate) and they've never let me down. BUT, I always use manufacturers cartridges because some of the cheap ones can clog print heads and cause all sorts of problems as I've found out to my expense.
     
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    I really dont get on with printers, and have had a few different makes, but was told by a friend who uses them a lot to go for HP every time. I bought a HP laser printer for under £100, and it was loaded with 700 page cartridges, which lasted for ages. Now it has compatible ones in costing about £70 for four, and do 3000 pages. It can sit for weeks, then just works fine, whereas the inkjet ones used to dry up and die. Photos are superb.
     
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    We bought an epson SX445W from amazon for about £45. Works good, cheap compatible cartidges from ebay etc £18 for 4 sets of 5 last time, so less than a quid a time:thumb::thumb::BigGrin:
    completely satified!:thumb:
     
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    I go laser all the way. Inkjets clog up if you don't use them every week. As long as you pick the right manufacturer, you can bypass the toner DRM and use cheap chinese stuff. I tend not to go for the cheapest model as that will have tiny expensive cartridges.

    Currently I'm running a brother DCP-9055CDN, which has network, full duplex (print both sides), feeder, scanner, photocopier etc.
     
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    I've got an HP Photosmart 6520 and would recommend it to anyone who isn't printing book-size documents. Very reliable.
     
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    Hi

    I don't know how prices compare but have a look at www.ijtdirect.co.uk.

    They offer a variety of free printers if you buy some cartridges.

    Bob
     
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