Which of 2 Epson Printers shall I keep?

  DonnyB 17:12 23 Sep 2006

Am being offered 2 printers.
One is Epson Stylus Photo R300,
the other is Epson Stylus Photo RX425 (Scanner + Printer).
Only just getting into photos but, as my scanner now packed up and used more, now need a new scanner.
Question: Do I keep the R300 and buy a scanner, or do I reject that and go for the RX425.

  Jackcoms 17:49 23 Sep 2006

Keep them both.

There's nothing like a bit of greed occasionally

  DonnyB 19:30 23 Sep 2006

Tks Jackcoms, ...Wish I could - lack of space and can only have one...

  Woolwell 19:31 23 Sep 2006

If space is a problem go for the RX425. Personally I prefer not to have all my eggs in one basket and have a separate scanner and printer.

  DonnyB 19:56 23 Sep 2006

Tks Woolwell....I live in a shoe box!! But do have space for a scanner..are both printers as good as each other?

  Strawballs 22:17 23 Sep 2006

The R300 will be better for photo's

  britto 23:29 23 Sep 2006

The R300 will also print cd's if needed

  De Marcus™ 23:44 23 Sep 2006

As far as I can see they both have the same print output resolution which should equate to similar photo output, the RX425 however uses less colours than the the r300 which generally means that it won't print photos as bright or contrasted as the r300. The R300 also uses 6 cartridges which should in theory mean a reduction in overall printing costs. The scanner resolution for the RX425 isn't that hot, most modern scanners available now can scan at much higher resolutions than the RX425 provides, whether that proves useful or not for a home user is debateful.

  DonnyB 11:41 24 Sep 2006

Many tks De Marcus.....that is the sort of thing I was after (being the original el thicko). Will wait to see if I get any other input, but feel I shall go for the 300 and get a new scanner.
Once again, tks to all for the time and tble of responding.

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