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My parents want a good AIO Printer as our current HP is nearly out of commission. They basically just want a good, affordable color AIO printer with relatively inexpensive ink.

Please help me.

Thanks
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I purchased a Canon Pixma 640R for work and was so impressed with it that I bought one for home. I also purchased 2 more for my boss and another co-worker.

Any of the mid-range Canon Pixma line would be a good choice I think. The reason I picked the model I did was because Best Buy had them on special for $99 (half off, regularly $199). Part of the reason for this might be because it's red, hence the "R" in the model number. I didn't care what color it was as long as it worked. We have been using HP's throughout our office, but they seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper each year.

Pros:
Prints excellent quality pictures
Adjustable print quality to save ink for office documents
Separate ink cartridges. Replace only the one that runs out. There are 4 smaller tanks for black, yellow, cyan, and magenta. These are dye cartridges for printing images. The 5th one is a big, black pigment tank for documents.
2 paper feeds. One is a tray underneath and you can also feed from the slot in the back.
2-sided printing
Wireless was EASY to set up. I have this on the corner of my desk with just a power cord running to it. I can print off any of my computers wirelessly.
Good form factor. Stays closed up until you send a print job, then it opens up automatically.
There's a lot of other things I like about it, but I don't want to sound like a commercial...

Cons:
I don't really have anything bad to say about it yet.

Just my 2c worth...hope it helps,

Rich
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I'd recommend anything Epson. We've got an Epson SX515W, and it's a fantastic printer, and inks are dirt cheap if you look in the right places/
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I also like the Canon Pixmas, and Canon printers in general. Haven't gone wrong with a Canon printer yet, and they have a lot of mid-range printers to fit your needs for a decent price.
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