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Cheap printer suitable for Student

Sinbad Avatar
1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
My daughter is at Uni and needs a low spec printer simply for printing out Word documents, i.e. quality graphics capability is not a essential requirement. Replacement ink cartridges need to be reasonable priced too.

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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
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#1
I recommend an Epson C46 - You can get them anywhere for about £30. They arent the cheapest printer but check around for your local pikey ink place and you'll see why I recommend it.

I can buy replacement ink cartridges 2 for £5 from a local computer store.

Don't buy a lexmark (or a dell which are just rebadged lexmarks). People always make that mistake and get a cheap lexmark from argos or the like without realising that's it's pretty much cheaper to keep buying new printers than to buy replacement ink cartridges :)
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Artemis
I recommend an Epson C46 - You can get them anywhere for about £30. They arent the cheapest printer but check around for your local pikey ink place and you'll see why I recommend it.

I can buy replacement ink cartridges 2 for £5 from a local computer store.

Don't buy a lexmark (or a dell which are just rebadged lexmarks). People always make that mistake and get a cheap lexmark from argos or the like without realising that's it's pretty much cheaper to keep buying new printers than to buy replacement ink cartridges :)

Yes I agree with you Artemis..if you are not into refilling cartridges...which can be messy and hit and miss.. then Epson is the best option...there are websites like www.7dayshop.com where epson compatibles are really cheap...even though you'd have to buy a good supply to make the £3.99 postage charge worthwhile.
#3
Hi Sinbad

I own a Canon Pixma IP1500, which I got from ebuyer.co.uk. The quality of excellent and it takes third party ink cartridges which are less than 3 pounds each. I've been using third party for over a year now and everything is still working as it should. The cost of the printer should be less than £40 now.

Canon are well known for their inexpensive consumables, unlike both HP and Lexmark. Epson is also good quality and cheap to run, but I don't have any modern experience with them.

I'll get some time at lunch to check out a link for you...
#4
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/product.php?sku=441200&camp_id=ppc_pricerunner_feed

The Epson C46 is a deleted model so doubt you'll find it...this is it's replacement ...you can get Quidco cashback.
#5
http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/117711
This one seems to have a good spec with seperate cartridges for each colour..if you require a USB cable buy it on this site as they are really cheap..Currys/PC world etc will charge rip off prices for these cables.
1.5% Quidco cashback
#6
http://www.amazon.co.uk/EpsonStylus-colour-printer-5760dpi-white/dp/B000HVA430/ref=sr_11_1/026-3264308-3555617?ie=UTF8

Free delivery here..so may be cheaper overall..again remember you may require a USB cable.
#7
I would reccommend canon, compared to epson printers because the epson printers use chipped cartridge which makes slight more expensive. Also the draft quality is unreadable on epson. This is based on experience of having 3 epson till i switched to canon pixma range.
rockinter
#8
I bought a Samsung ML1510 Laser printer. £50 ish. Ideal for printing out reports etc.

Think this has been replaced by a newer model now.

Never given me a minutes trouble, unlike the Canon laser printer I use at work with jams several times per day.

Can be refilled for about £12 giving another 5000 pages.

Much quicker printing than inkjets too.
#9
Bobbajob
I bought a Samsung ML1510 Laser printer. £50 ish. Ideal for printing out reports etc.

Think this has been replaced by a newer model now.

Never given me a minutes trouble, unlike the Canon laser printer I use at work with jams several times per day.

Can be refilled for about £12 giving another 5000 pages.

Much quicker printing than inkjets too.


Only black and white though.

As the previous posts I would recommend an epson. Ink cartriges can be as cheap as 99p!!!!!
#10
rash
Only black and white though.

As the previous posts I would recommend an epson. Ink cartriges can be as cheap as 99p!!!!!


The OP said "for printing out Word documents, i.e. quality graphics capability is not a essential requirement"

And for general Uni work, a laser printer is miles better.

Printing out an 80 page disertation on my laser printer took about five minutes as opposed to an hour on my Epson colour printer.

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