Just wondering if anyone could recommend a decent colour printer for infrequent home use, will occasionally print photos but will use it mainly for black and white text. I'm looking to spend up to about £70 max.
The world is your oyster as regards which printer for price. All the advice given is valid Some of like this make others like that one. Though generally speaking Epson/Canon are the leaders and the rest are also ran. They all compete so that are all as good/bad as each other.
A further word of advice however. Just because you will be mainly in 'black' work only do not think the colour carts will remain full. they won't. Printing black means using 'ALL' the colours. Take a magnifiying glass to a printout and take a peek- You will be amazed. So as advised use the full colour facility from time to time to ensure clean out put. full funx
Thanks lots for all your help folks, I think that's made my mind up. It's been between Canon and Epson and the advice about the refils and making sure I do colour printing regularly has been taken note of! One other thing, are there any specific models which you would say are more reliable or am I just sounding anal now?!
I have a friend who still uses an Epson 600 (I think) but I do know its 'old' . Me, I've wreaked a printer two weeks after the guarantee run out! Stick to either the Epson or canon, you won't go far wrong.But shop around for the best price.
One of my priorities when buying a new printer is that it has seperate cartridges for all colours and the black. Yellow is always the first to go as it is the mixer colour. As Alan said the canon ip 3000, it is a good printer at a reasonable price however check PC Advisor test on printers in the magazine a couple of issues back.