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Canon Printers & Scanners for XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rhythm Link, Mar 3, 2006.

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  1. Rhythm Link

    Rhythm Link Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,
    I'm about to graduate to XP, (I know way over due, lol). I have just run a scan to tell me which if any hardware, is not going to be XP compatible. Looks like I'm up for a new printer and scanner. Well, truth is, I probably am anyway, although they both still work perfectly. I'm wondering if anyone can suggest/recommend either product, Cannon is my preference in both. I need both to handle a lot of photo work, as there is a lot involved in one of my business. I'm not looking for super professional standards, but decent photo work on a home putie.

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

    Kind regards and hi to all, (haven't been on for a while, which is always a good sign, lol)
    Karen
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  2. EvileYe

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    What model canon printer & scanner do you currently have ?

    There are usually some 3rd party drivers around that will let them run on XP.

    As far as recommendations go, my wife is a photo fanatic, 15000 shots on a Canon rebel dslr camera in a year, she uses an Epson R310 printer and the results are great ! Canoscan 3200F scanner results are ok.

    We have had many previous canon printers, and are now sworn Epson fanatics.
     
  3. vfloyd

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    I have a Canon Pixma ip1500 photo printer and Canon CanoScan 4200F scanner. The printer was $50.00, the scanner $100.00, and they both work great. I do all of my own photo printing and get great results with these. The printer is a little slow, but that's not a big problem for me. The scanner also will scan negatives and slides, which is a very good feature.
     
  4. Rhythm Link

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    Thanks so much to both of you for the imput. EvileYe, I currently use Canon BJC 2100SP printer and CanoScan N640P scanner. As I said they are both quite old, so I'm not unduly surprised that they aren't compatible and I probably should update, purely because they will probably die before too long anyway, although I've had 5 years of 100% perfect use from both, never an issue with either, which is one of the reasons I considered continuing with Canon. Would be interested in knowing what issues or benefits made you change to Epson?

    V Floyd thanks so much for that, I've written them down and I'll now go and do some reading on them. Where on earth did you buy them at those prices?? Wow!

    Thanks again both of you for the assist.
    Kind regards,
    Karen
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  5. vfloyd

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    Karen, I ordered them from Canon.com. Even got free shipping.
     
  6. EvileYe

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    Your printer is supported in Xp, http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293360
    XP drivers for your scanner are available from canon http://software.canon-europe.com/Scanners/Flatbed_Scanners/CanoScan_N640P471.asp#

    The epson has a much better print quality than my previous canon printers, also individual ink tanks and the ability to print directly onto a cd. Pictpridge compatability and the inbuilt card reader (No computer required)

    I am sure Canon has similar products available now. But overall I was impressed with quality of the Epson prints.
     
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