I just started university, and need a decent colour printer to print out lecture notes, reports, essays and the odd photo (Most of my pictures go through photobox.co.uk). Can't take up too much space either!
My budget is around £50, and I can buy online if it is worthwhile. Thanks a lot!
I use an Epson C86 at work and on the strength of its relaibility and cheap compatible cartridges bought a D88 for use at home, it's connecetd to my sons pc and works great, compatabile cartridges are only £19 for two full sets from the majority of my local PC stores in Glasgow.
Do you really need colour for most of your work ? Notes, essays and reports are all B+W, so why not think about a cheap laser printer ? Comet and a few other retailers were selling Samsung ML 1610 printers for about £40:00 a very good price for a tidy printer, and a LOT cheaper on refills ! Any colour printing, take it to Jessops or Boots etc.
I do tend to agree with amonra. I used to have a HP laserjet printer & although it wasn't cheap, the cartridge lasted for ages. Was really sad when it eventually gave up on me. I replaced it with a coloured injet printer but use colour only occasionally. Have to buy black cartidges very frequently & it works out expensive - I'm seriously thinking of going back to a cheap B & W laser.