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Best All In one Printer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by joe2cool, Oct 13, 2008.

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  1. joe2cool

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    Hi I require a new all in one printer & was just wondering which was the best for quality of print & cost of cartridges?

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thx
     
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    Can you give us any special requirements such as ...

    Maximum price you are willing to pay up front?

    Printing on anything besides typical 20 pound inkjet paper?

    Minimum printing speeds for color and black?

    Wired and/or wireless networking built-in?

    Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) for the scanner?

    Unattended double sided printing and/or scanning?

    Basic four color (CMYK) OK or more color inks for better photo printing?
     
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    What is best? Best for $60? best for $100~150? That depends on the work you're trying to do and how much you can spend.

    I really like my Canon Multifunction (no fax), it only has Black and a color cart... but it scans well, looks very nice... prints pretty fast. Not bad for a $70 unit. Luckily I had read the reviews for the Epson that was given to me for a purchase... so bad, that its not worth getting it for free. (Drinks whole ink tanks after 4-5 pages). Meanwhile, a client of mine couldn't deal with my $70 cheapie... what he needed, a $350 Canon was needed for project. He loves it.

    Generally, CANON has best ink usage. Higher end Epsons (over $150) are up there. Some HPs are pretty good. Brother does well, not great... but works with Win98. Stay away from Lexmark, Dell and cheap Epsons.
     
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    The HP photosmart series are a good MFP but can be pricy
     
  5. joe2cool

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    Cheers, looking for best for prints, photos & cartridge price? Still wondering if separate inks are best?
     
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    Having each color in its own tank is cheaper... If you print a lot of red and it shares one catridge with 2-3 other colors... and costs $35. You're spending that much money every time you run out of red... even if Cyan and yellow are 80% full. Otherwise, you'd only spend about $12 JUST to replace the red.

    If you do a lot of printing, get such a printer. I'd go with Canon.
     
  7. joe2cool

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    Cheers !!
     
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    OK cheers appreciated will check out
     
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