Toria 11:56 11 Sep 2008

I have at the moment a Canon PIXMA iP2000, but it does not now print the colour very well, I have tried all the options of cleaning etc, but I think it is time for a new one! I have looked at the PIXMA MP210 - what I like about it is that it has a built in Scanner, copier, although not too bother about that. Do you recommen this as a good buy - or is there another printer that someone could recommend. I am not interested in purchasing a printer that has the FAX facility.

  David4637 12:27 11 Sep 2008

I would always go for single item rather than "many" in the same box, then they are not dependant on say the one power supply etc etc. David

  woodchip 14:35 11 Sep 2008

I always used to buy single standalone Printers but Had a Epson RX620 MultiFunction for some time and am happy with it. If part goes then just buy the item that stops working unless you have cash to buy a new one.

PS these are much more reliable that they used to be

  Toria 21:02 20 Sep 2008

Hi Marg, Thanks for the further advice on a Canon Printer, but by the time I read your message, I had already ordered the MP210. It has arrived and although I haven't actually printed any photos yet, I can confirm as stated that the Scan/Copier do come out a bit lighter but still OK. Once you get to know what to press for Scan/Copier and get familiar with the printer everything is quite straight forward. The printing I have done so far I have been very pleased with, I certainly don't feel I can complain for the money I paid and with the £15.00 Cash Back. Thanks everyone for all your advice.

  Stuartli 21:39 21 Sep 2008

The MP210 is Canon's most basic MP - it can cost as little as £20 and has done so since virtually last Christmas.

It uses, IIRC, a three-way cartridge rather than separate cartridges.

I would suggest that there are much better examples out there, including the Epson DX4400, which has been on offer at Tesco for just £30 - well down on its original price.

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