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« on: November 11, 2009, 10:16:58 AM »
My printer appears to be giving up the ghost, can anyone recommend one for around £100 that'll do reasonable pic printing. I'll still go to a shop for the best stuff...

Around £100 as I have to convince SWMBO to agree!



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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 10:55:58 AM »
THIS ONE will do a very good job well in budget
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 12:43:59 PM »
I bought one of those a couple of months ago and highly recommend it. Super simple to use as it's totally basic with no frills. I'm really pleased with the output.

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 09:13:15 AM »
Is it good on ink refill costs and economy? Once bought a lexmark I though was cheap until I was buy printer ink every 5 minutes...

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Re: Printers
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 09:49:03 AM »
Needed some ink in a hurry for my old Epson Photo 895 a while back, and noticed it was going to cost me about £40 for a set in PC world.  ::) 

Then I noticed they had a special offer on a Epson SX105 all in one printer / Scanner / copier for £29.00.  :)  To be honest as I only do the odd print for ourselves and family etc, I thought I'd give it a try.   I was quite impressed with the prints, better than my old photo printer.

Has three individual colour inks (about £17-£18 a set)  and about £6-£7 for the black, or individual colours.   Saved me a load of space on my desktop as my scanner has now gone.  And can be used as a copier for letters photos etc without even turning computer on.

Probably not up to everyone's standards, but it does me fine.  I nearly bought two.  :D     
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Re: Printers
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 10:54:10 AM »
The trouble is, it's actually harder to work true costs out when you use a number of different colour cartridges. I've done a lot of printing since i bought mine and as expected yellow goes first by a long way followed by light cyan and light magenta - magenta and cyan last a long time and the black cartridge is only just getting empty. I've found a couple of post free on line suppliers. Full set is around £48 but in practice because of the different amounts used you tend to only need a couple at a time. Because I'm currently doing things like calendars and notebooks I've just bought some compatibles from the same company which cost about £3.50 each. As I said, I'm really impressed by the P50 with regard to print quality. Even on standard photo quality I'm getting results i prefer to the ones I got from Photobox - mostly can't tell the difference between standard and best. I'm sure there are a lot of even better printers out there but for the price it's been brilliant.

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Re: Printers
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 04:33:25 PM »
Is it good on ink refill costs and economy? Once bought a lexmark I though was cheap until I was buy printer ink every 5 minutes...

A word from the wise... never buy Lexmark  ;)  They have recently introduced single ink carts, but their business model is to sell the printer at a loss and make their profit on the ink cart sales

 

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