Have spent ages on google etc trying to find best printer based upon the following criteria but finding it very difficult to narrow things down
Home use (not volume printing but for homework etc), and need colour
Just want reasonable print quality
Budget of £35
Want it def able to use cheap compatible cartridges
Reliable paper-feed and general operation simple
Not interested in having the latest features, just want a basic printer
It is very difficult to get running costs as how one user uses the printer may be different to another. You will find reviews that give approximate running costs (these include pca reviews). PCA'S top 5 under £150 printers are not in your price range. For compatibles then you have to be careful as some are better than others. Suggest that you find a printer then search for ink cartridges and this will tell you about their availability. No manufacturer is going to state that it can take compatibles and I doubt that reviews will either.
I've recently (July) purchased a Canon Pixma iP4700 from Park Cameras Ltd for £59 and find it just perfect for my use. This printer was reviewed and tested by PCA and was given a Best Buy at the time.
Thinking about using compatibles with chips when cartridges are required, I found a company called Inkredible.co.uk from whom I've just bought 4 complete sets for £1.50 per cartridge. This was just one of several special offers available on that day. Just Google for the printer review and you'll find the PCA one. Having problems with linking this. TC.
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