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I need a relatively cheap printer (£50 or less!) with cheap ink cartridges, but doesnt eat them all! I am at the end of my tether with my Epson DX8450! I bought it for my university course but have… Read More
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
I need a relatively cheap printer (£50 or less!) with cheap ink cartridges, but doesnt eat them all!

I am at the end of my tether with my Epson DX8450! I bought it for my university course but have went through 3 boxes of cartridges (black and colour!) just doing head cleans! I cant print anything.

Can anyone please recommend me a decent one which can let me print out my coursework?

Have emailed PC world about my disappointment with my epson as ive only had it 2 months!

Help would be great!
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
thats a fault, not normal, take it back, an email will get you nowhere. I know!!

I have a hp psc- a 1200 i think, older one anyway, but the cartridges are around £12 mind you I've only had to change them once.

perhaps go to whs and look at the cheapest cartridges then find the printer?
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#2
Take it back get it replaced or money back.

Then get a B&W laser printer for uni as it will save you loads of money, I would guess if you need the odd colour page you could get it printed at the university for a small charge.

Example:
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#3
I use an Epson DX3800, takes four cartridges but compatibles are as cheap as chips and lasts me ages, I bought 4 boxes of colour (12 Carts) and 2 boxes of black (8 Carts) a couple of YEARS ago and I havent even used all off them yet.

For the 20 Cartidges back then it was £25 delivered...lol.

Epson are getting smart to the compatibles market and making a lot of their newer machines so that they will only accept original Epson Cartidges in order to keep the price up for their ink carts.

If its mostly B&W you print in then a cheap laser printer should last you a while. Like the one the other replies shows, these are a good Samsung make and only about £40 brand new.

If its colour you print mostly then a printer that accepts cheap compatilbles is the key there.

Good luck!
#4
Yes , I agree . Dont waste your money on inkjet cartridges especially if it's for mainly black print . Buy a laser printer .Pick a few cheapys and before you buy , check out the prices of the replacement toners . Then buy the printer with the inexpensive toners . I have had a Samsung ML-1440 for years now , no colour , but is ideal for printing my invoice and advice notes .Works very well.
#5
I had the same problem with my Epson DX8450. I took it back to Currys after having it for about six months when the black slowly stopped printing? Currys offered me a replacement direct through Epson; I refused stating I despised the machine and felt let down by Epson's former quality! We agreed on a Giftcard which, I am happy with! The carts on this machine cost me alot more than the actual machine and I had not even printed 100 sheets max (no-photos) in 6-months of use!

An employee at Currys informed me that these printers (DX8450) along with similar Epsons were bought back for repairs like non other???

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