epson stylus r200 vs. canon Pixma IP3000 ?

  grabster 21:29 27 Mar 2005

I was just about to buy a new epson stylus r200, mainly for printing my digital photos when i stumbled across a few reviews for the canon Pixma IP3000 . Anyone here have any experience of these printers that could possibly nudge me one way or the other ? Ive only ever had epson inkjets so i dont know the pro's n con's of bubblejets. Tia.

  THE TERMINATOR 01:26 28 Mar 2005

I have a Cannon printer and would go for this make of printer, but what I would suggest is that you find out the cost of ink cartridges first, cos Morrisons sell Cannon compatables and if they will fit the Pixma, you could get them cheaper than Epson compatables.

  grabster 07:50 28 Mar 2005

Cheers, i should have mentioned that compatible inks aint a deciding factor as i can buy them locally.
they cost roughly the same for the canon as i would pay for the epson.
I suppose quality is the deciding factor here.

  pj123 11:11 28 Mar 2005

My R200 is very good photo printer, 6 ink cartridges (5 colour plus black)

It also prints direct to CD/DVDs if you have a rewriter.

The canon has 4 ink cartridges (3 colour plus black), and yes the ink is cheaper than the R200.

Canon ink is £2.50 for black and £2.00 for each colour, for the R200 £4.00 for each cartridge if bought separately. But Choice do various packs which brings the price down ever further.

I get my ink from Choice Stationery: click here

and all prices include VAT and delivery.

  grabster 19:13 28 Mar 2005

Thanks for the input.
After reading countless reviews im gonna get the r300,same as the r200 but includes the card reader and lcd screen .
picking it up in the morning from my local pc world . even cheaper now thanks to pc world's collect from store option.

  chiquita 21:37 28 Mar 2005

I fitted up a Pixma iP4000 today and it's magic,
almost identical to the 3000 but with 5 inks and usb.
Good luck with your choice. H

  grabster 15:58 29 Mar 2005

well i got my r300 first thing this morning and everything installed ok, so far ive printed direct from the pc, memory card reader , and my pictbridge compatible canon a60 powershot camera.i am more than happy with the results,definately just as good as from a photo lab.
one small thing is that when i print direct from the memory card in borderless mode ,the printout appears to cut a bit of the picture out,i recall reading somewhere that it is to do with different resolutions between the camera and the printer.
If someone could maybe explain in plain english how to avoid this i would be grateful.

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