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post #1 of 9
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Haven't had one in years...but I guess I should get one, they have their uses.


Can anyone suggest one, that is reasonable?

Maybe a Blue-tooth one, so that I could put the Printer in another room, as mine is crowded, and just print there? Also, is there anyway to not have to deal with ink? I hear about Laser Printers, but I don't know.

Thanks.
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I can't recommend a particular model (not up to date on what's out now), but I've have nothing but great things to say about Brother. I've had one of their lower end models that I bought at uni 3 years ago (for 50 buks) and it's still going strong, no driver issues or any mechanical faults (which is more than I can say for the Lexmark I had before).

Laser printers cost more.

You can save a fortune by getting your ink on ebay. I got 2 sets of cartridges for 5 buks! Been using them with no issues for years.
post #3 of 9
cannon make good printers, mine is not expensive MX340 all in one job and does great printing plus wireless networked. but its ink jet.. laser black and white arent too expensive but when you get into color they become rather expensive..

OT i gotta see if my local cyber cafe / printers will let me take some photos of thier ghetto ink set up, basically they have strapped 600ml coke bottles of ink to the side biggrin.gif
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Do you require scanning capabilities or colour printing?

If its just black and white, get the Brother HL-2270DW.
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i have the cannon pixma M3160, its a printer scanner copier in 1, its wireless and is pretty descent on ink, it was bot 70-80 AUD$ but prob get one for cheaper thumb.gif
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post #6 of 9
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I don't have a Wireless router and don't want one. So, Bluetooth would work though.

Scanning would be cool, and I'd probably like colors to be honest, never know when. Scanning isn't required, but be nice.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-iP4920-Premium-Printer-5287B002/dp/B005D5M12W

Expensive...but good reviews.

Doesn't say anything about scanning though.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032AN4O4

This is cheap as hell though, if I bought it with like a 10-12 foot USB cable, I'd be fine.

Maybe this?

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-MX410-Wireless-All-In-One-4788B018/dp/B004HO58VG/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1333441056&sr=1-1

Hmm...

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-SELPHY-Compact-Printer-4350B001/dp/B003YL412A/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1333441183&sr=1-1


Tough to decide.
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This one you link is nice and should be very reliable. My older Cannon PIXMA is serving me well. I recomend it and its not expensive if you look arround abit at other brands and models smile.gif
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post #8 of 9
I'll put in another vote for Canon. I have 2 of the Pixma MP640's, one at home and one at work, and we have 2 other Canon's at my office. I picked both of mine up when they were on sale for $99.

They are excellent for photos and you can save ink by setting the quality a little lower. There are also several different continuous ink systems out for them.

Having CMYK cartridges means you only have to replace the colors you use the most. These 4 are dyes, and then there's a larger black pigment cartridge for text. Some of the newer models (my wife has an 8120?) also have a gray cartridge. I used HP's for years before making the switch and I'm very happy I did.

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

Rich
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serious no wireless tongue.gif dunno what id do without it smile.gif my printer, 2 mobile phones, wifes laptop, htpc and my sig rig are all connected on one network, really can be usefull sitting on the couch and hit print and off the printer goes way on the other side of the house. my sig rig is the only wire connection, wish i knew how to network better to be honest thinking bout building a server next smile.gif also the printer can print from the wifes iphone4 wireless :smile.gif sorry off topic, just my 2cents.gifthumb.gif
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