Printer recommendation

  [email protected]© 18:06 29 Dec 2005

I expect this is a regular question but I will ask again as new models are always coming out. Basically, I need a colour printer. I already have a black & white as I print a load of work docs so I intend to use that along side the new colour printer. This colour one needs to take A4 size paper and not drink to much ink!! I am looking to spend around £50-£70. Any recommendations and links would be appreciated. Thanks.

  spuds 19:07 29 Dec 2005

I use HP, Epson and Lexmark printers. All seem to have their good and bad points.Lexmark, heavy on ink,Epson far cheaper.HP depends on model. A number of postings recently, have suggested that Canon are well worth considering, and reviews seem to offer favourable results.

  [email protected]© 19:10 29 Dec 2005

So it seems we can narrow it down between HP and Canon!?

  palinka 19:24 29 Dec 2005

I would steer clear of Epson; Canon do a very good job and are cheaper to run (ie cost of inks).This based on my experience of my own Canon and a friend's Epson. Check out the running costs of any that interest you. Go for something with 4 separate inks rather than one where 3 colours are in a single cartridge; that way you can replace a single colour if it runs out before the others do. And also check that there is an option to print black using ONLY the black cartridge - by default most (all?) colour printers print black using a mix of the colours, it's much better to use just the black cartridge for this.

  jakimo 20:44 29 Dec 2005

Having personally bought 7 Epson printers over the years,I would recommend the Epson "R" range,which has 6 independent ink cartridges, is reliable,and produces very good photo prints

  [email protected]© 20:55 29 Dec 2005

I did buy a R200 which went faulty so I am not too keen or buying another.

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