which scanner/printer

  jay9614 10:26 30 Dec 2006

hi all, just want some advice on what to buy+ your opinions.
first i want to buy a scanner for a huge pile of photos and negatives and im thinking of either the epson perfection v350 or the hp sj4850. i might want to use it to scan documents now and then, but mostly photos and i dont want to spend more than £100. im not a pro photographer.

as for the printer i want one that will print a decent photo but also economically and quickly print text. dont want to spend more than £60.
what do you think of epson stylus photo r240,
hp deskjet 5940.

does anyone know of a cheaper alternative?

  FatboySlim71 22:35 30 Dec 2006

I can only recommend HP as ive owned Canon's (Printheads wore out on both in 14 months)

Epson's were very problamatic for clogged printheads and I did use the printer every two days, so it wasnt a case of lack of use that caused the clogged printhead problem, also I use to get a black blot of ink very often on the corner of a print outs, which is apparantly a common problem with Epson printers.

I have owned my HP Photosmart C3180 for around 3 months and its a fabulous printer, print quality, scan quality is A1 IMO.

I made a point this time when I purchased my multi function printer to go for an HP, due to the fact that HP have their printheads as part of the ink cartridge and also from recommendations from colleges who had owned the same brands of printer as I had and they had switched to HP because of the problems they had with Epson and Canon, also with HP the printhead is new each time you install a new ink cartridge, this is the reason why HP cartridges are expensive, but I am willing to pay this if it means that I will, 1 "Have a printer that beats easily the quality I got from my Epson and Canon printers and also, 2 "having a printer that I will not suffer to the extent that I had with my Epson printer with clogged printheads" I have never had a clogged printhead in my HP printer yet, but if this had been my Epson I would have had several clogs by now.

I purchase my ink cartridges for my HP Photosmart C3180 off of Amazon, I can get an original HP black and colour delivered for around £23-24, which I don't think is expensive for original manafacturers cartridges.

I have written a review on the HP Photosmart C3180 if you are interested, you can read the review by clicking on the link below,

click here

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