Epson 600 dead - well very poorly -? replace with?

  Diemmess 17:33 31 Oct 2003

This sort of thread turns up every day.

Daughter and her family have this old inkjet which has given good service. It was a reasonably quick one and middle of the range in its time.

To replace it, would like comments from users who need reasonable economy, speed, and the occasional photo (on special paper).

Not interested in pigment ink, just good printing combining reasonable speed and economical ink usage, preferably without "chipped cartridges".

  Djohn 17:43 31 Oct 2003

I use to have the Epson 600, It was the top of the range when it came out costing over ?300.00 and an excellent printer. A little nosey in operation and frequent head cleans, but good print quality.

Using a Canon i850 now and it's superb, quiet, fast and laser quality. This model has just been replaced with the i865 and it's very similar. The i850 is in the review section at the top of the page. [Blue link]. j.

  Why Am I Here? 17:57 31 Oct 2003

If you are after the current Epson comparable model it will be the C64 - about ?65. Comes with separate ink tanks.

  Djohn 18:06 31 Oct 2003

Think that it would be more comparable with the Epson 960 at a cost of ?260.00 than the C64. The Epson 600 was in the "Stylus" range

  Diemmess 18:20 31 Oct 2003

Djohn and Why Am I Here?- You have both offered good ideas. I have next week to choose and replace their printer. I like the Canon review, and snobbish enough to tend to avoid the bargain basement.

Anyone suggest something closer to 100 pounds, though I may subsidise to secure something good.

  Djohn 18:30 31 Oct 2003

The Canon i850 has been reduced from ?160.00 to ?99.99 to make room for the i865. You'll have to do a search to find one left, but if you can, buy it, no, buy two! :o)

  john-232317 18:40 31 Oct 2003

Just got an HP 5652 and it prints like magic, take it for a test drive you wont be sorry..;-)

  Spencus 19:10 31 Oct 2003

Have a look at some reviews click here

  slysy 19:22 31 Oct 2003


I have a HP Deskjet 5550, paid a fortune when it first came out but know under ?150.

We have used this to print out our wedding stationary, 1 guest was so impressed we even did an order for her!!!. After both jobs we still had stacks of ink left.

Print quality of photographs from negatives is excellant, again we printed our own photos and gave them as presents. Very little diffence from the original pictures, but will depend on scanner and settings. I use a HP Perfection 1660 Photo in case your interested.

I have found it to be no more expenisve to run than my old Epson Colour 400.

Its easy to setup and install and speed is not to bad, based on the quality of output.

Hope this helps


Sly SY

  christmascracker 19:27 31 Oct 2003

I've got A HP Deskjet 5550 too. At the moment Argos are doing them for ?60

  slysy 00:24 01 Nov 2003

Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! Way

Just my luck

Sly SY

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