Which Multifunction Printer?

  Spacedinvader 12:34 25 Apr 2007

I am struggling to find the right Multifunction printer.

These are things i need;

1) V Good photo quality
2) Good Scanner resolution
3) Transparent/Negative reader
4) Ideally no more than £160
5) Pictbridge / USB
6) Duplexer (not essential)

Please Help.

  pj123 18:11 25 Apr 2007

I think you will continue to struggle with the criteria you have suggested.

Personally, I would never buy an MFD because if one part goes wrong it all goes wrong.

I don't know of an MFD that does (3) Transparency/Negative scanning.

You would be better off buying separate units.

I have two Epson R220 printers and an Epson Perfection 3170 Photo scanner. Does what you list except (6), and very good quality as well.

  Totally-braindead 18:53 25 Apr 2007

I too have not seen a multifunction that can do what you want - regardless of price.
I think you will have to buy seperates.
I personally think for a really good scanner which can do negatives as well you are better off with a standalone scanner.

  wjrt 19:03 25 Apr 2007
  Totally-braindead 19:10 25 Apr 2007

It looks ok wjrt but is it as good as they say it is? Do you have one?

The only reason I ask is I have had printers and scanners that are said in the advertising to be excellent at this or that only to find when I get it that its not as good as they say. What they say it does and what it actually does may be worlds apart.

  laurie53 19:38 25 Apr 2007

There are two or three MFDs that will do transparencies.

HP do one.

Try some selective googles, that's how I found them before Christmas.

Didn't end up getting one because of cost, so can't advise how good they are.

I do have a stand alone transparency scanner, and they are painfully slow, unles you get, and pay for, professonal standard.

  Spacedinvader 08:24 26 Apr 2007

thanks for replies, will check out that printer, was hoping to pay abit less, have seen some MFP that are less than £100 but not all features i want!

  wjrt 10:45 26 Apr 2007

try e-buyer and if use google checkout might be cheaper

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