I read the other post about someone looking for a cheap printer, but I'm looking for something that will print decent documents and isn't just a glorified snapshot producer. My son is at university, doing physics (but living at home), and his computer is now light-years ahead of our old family one. Various incompatibilites between his machine (WinXP Pro) and ours (Win98) have caused printing problems, hence we've decided he should have his own printer. It will be for homework and analysis write-ups, but it would also be useful to be able to print out on various media, such as transparencies, thicker card and similar. I'm rather out of touch with what the latest printers are now like. Price: well, say up to £200 perhaps should cover something reasonable? Doesnt have to be multi-function, but will look at anything suitable. Any ideas welcomed.
Many thanks for those suggestions too. I know Canon do decent gear, so will definitely look at those items as well. Incidentally, keef66, transparencies are definitely not a thing of the past, especially if you want to present a talk to a society that doesn't own a data projector. I don't think my son will be doing that at the moment...but the old OHP is still very much in use amongst less "technically-advanced" organisations, and that includes university professors, from what I've heard!
Subject to it being able to do all the things your son wants in terms of printing why not have a look at the Samsung CLP colur laser. It can be obtained for about £100-£120.Have a look at either Novatech or CPc sites. It also produces acceptable colur photographs
Thanks for all the feedback. I didnt manage to get logged back in here until this morning, so sorry I'd missed a few posts from the 10th. We sat down over Friday evening and went through the suggestions plus other thoughts, and in the end he picked out a Canon MP610, which I believe is a follow-on from the 600? Well, fingers crossed we've solved the need!