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Epson XP205 £17.50 @ Sainsbury's

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just picked up this Epson XP205 wireless inkjet,copier,scanner at my local Sainsburys reduced from £69.99 to £17.50. Not sure if its national but this was the last one in the Hamilton store. Didnt know how to make the receipt the right way up.LOL. Inks are cheap as hell on a certain aution site £10 for 5 sets.
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Edited By: NeoTrix on Dec 02, 2014 12:54
#2
just phoned them only one store has them in stock somewhere in England no other has them nationally.
#3
Do yo have the barcode please
#4
Driversteele
Do yo have the barcode please

The Barcode is 8715946511207

Hope this helps
#5
Got the same printer last year for £30-£35 from Tesco and thought I'd done well.
#6
is this printer/copier/ wifi or just normal printer?
5 Likes #7
NeoTrix
http://www.hukd.info/images/threads/high-res/2070834_1.jpg

ooo, you need to get that finger checked out.
#8
poshaffi
is this printer/copier/ wifi or just normal printer?

All of the above
#9
You did well there. I got an XP-215 for £39 and thought that was good value.
#10
HOT!
got 2 of these from local store,very handy
#11
paulz
HOT!
got 2 of these from local store,very handy


Helpful....
#12
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here
#13
Heat
#14
Good price
3 Likes #15
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)
#16
agreed
#17
I have that model... it's great and easy to use. the ink is so cheap. I buy none original ink in big packs for very little money. the cheapest printer I have ever run!!!
#18
Driversteele
Do yo have the barcode please

why do you ash for that. is there an qapp or something you use
#19
Very good price. Actually quite a good printer. I have one bought about a year ago for £60.

compatible ink cartridges only about 40p each off eBay :)
#20
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.
#21
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.

I have to disagree, I have owned 2 Epson inkjet printers which cost me a small fortune to run.

Epson should charge alot less regarding their inks due to no print head costs per cartridge, but they don't. The original Epson inks are £10 per cartridge, thats the same as most HP & Cannon cartridges that have the head built in.

Only the low end compatible Epson inks from ebay are cheap, but its a 50-50 chance you ever get a full set to work. You basically throw money away each lot you buy, only half may work, and they only work for a dozen print outs.

If you want to refill your Epson cartridge, it can be very problematic, my HP is easy-peazy (takes seconds). I have no chip reset and get no error messages when finished, on the Epson 99% of the time I would have error messages, cartridge not recognized etc.

My HP will print until cartridge is empty, does not STOP printing because ink is low, not like the error messages you get on the Epson printers.

My HP can even print with one single cartridge, it can print with just black or coloured ink. It does not STOP because one cartridge is empty, Epson printers will be disabled as soon as one ink cartridge is low (error message), even though others are full (such as black).

Just google Epson printers and their problems, some manufactures setup their machines to perform a certain way to produce sales on inks.

As for print quality, you get much better print quality from a printer that has the heads built into the cartridge. Each time you buy a new cartridge, you also have a new pristine ink head (this gives much better noticeable results).


Edited By: Da11as on Dec 03, 2014 09:29: update
#22
Da11as
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.

As for print quality, you get much better print quality from a printer that has the heads built into the cartridge. Each time you buy a new cartridge, you also have a new pristine ink head (this gives much better noticeable results).


Obviously your experience is different than mine but this last bit is simply untrue, Epson use piezo Print heads which will easily last for years while HP and the others use thermal print heads which wear quickly and will burn out if run dry so refilling is not a good idea. The piezo print heads produce much finer prints and because they use no heat they will not burn out if run dry and if you use a CISS and print frequently they are much better for a long time and produce far superior Photo prints. If you are just printing text then another printer may be better suited but nothing matches epson for home photo print quality.
#23
Great price for a wifi, scanner printer. I've had Epson for years and always been able to get cheap inks, but when my 435sx dies, or runs out of ink, I think I'll look into getting a wifi laser printer. Don't do that many printouts these days, but when I do it's becoming a pain as at least one colour doesn't print and I spend half an hour just trying to sort it out. Plus I always need to replace inks that still have plenty of ink left in them, but printer refuses to work until replaced.
#24
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.

As for print quality, you get much better print quality from a printer that has the heads built into the cartridge. Each time you buy a new cartridge, you also have a new pristine ink head (this gives much better noticeable results).


Obviously your experience is different than mine but this last bit is simply untrue, Epson use piezo Print heads which will easily last for years while HP and the others use thermal print heads which wear quickly and will burn out if run dry so refilling is not a good idea. The piezo print heads produce much finer prints and because they use no heat they will not burn out if run dry and if you use a CISS and print frequently they are much better for a long time and produce far superior Photo prints. If you are just printing text then another printer may be better suited but nothing matches epson for home photo print quality.

To be fair, there are advantages and disadvantages when using Piezoelectric print heads and Thermal print heads, each to their own and in my experience when using them both is... that thermal print system is cheaper (Epson original inks are far to expensive, even though they do NOT contain an ink head).

Espon Printers have very expensive print heads built into the printer, replacing one is not beneficial regarding cost. Cleaning an Epson print head means taking apart the printer, the on-board cleaning cycle is not really efficient enough to unclogg the heads. I have found Epson printers work perfectly for the first 4-6 months and then all the problem begin thereafter.

HP and Cannon printers using the thermal system is cheaper and easy for the home user to maintain. Easy refills that anyone can perform, no chip to reset, no constant error messages after DIY refills. The HP and Canon ink cartridges have the ink heads built in, so with each new ink purchase comes a new ink head (gives good results). The original inks are still cheaper or the same price as the Epson original inks, even though Epson ink cartridges do not contain ink heads... go work that one out!!!

I seem to be repeating myself alot, each to their own I say.

My experience is... I must have saved over £100 just in these last 12 months by using my new HP printer compared to my previous Epson SX550W . I am buying less ink, no empty cartridges due to constant cleaning cycles, not wasting money, no error messages, no spending hours messing about with the printer trying to unclog the internal ink heads.

I can live with the fact that the Piezo system may give slight better photo results due to precise and variable droplet sizes, but you wouldn't even notice, not really unless you are working in the art world.

Buy a cheap Epson home printer, you might aswell take out a second mortgage... thats what it makes you feel like. X)



Edited By: Da11as on Dec 03, 2014 12:59
#25
MacPhisto
Plus I always need to replace inks that still have plenty of ink left in them, but printer refuses to work until replaced.

Exactly! this USED to drive me mad, but I don't get that problem now with using an HP printer. :D

Plus I would waste a whole morning trying to get my Epson to print, never have I wasted 1 minute with my HP. :D

I had a Canon before the Epson, the Canon never gave me any problems either, only when stupidly moving to an Epson I had all the related problems and faults.
#26
Such a hot deal with so little stock. I read someone picked up 2 from their local (and failed to add the store) so not a great comment. Anyone seen these at this price anywhere? Oh and lots of interesting comments about ink quality. oO
#27
mr_deals
Oh and lots of interesting comments about ink quality. oO

Not ink quality, more like ink usage.
#28
Da11as
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.

As for print quality, you get much better print quality from a printer that has the heads built into the cartridge. Each time you buy a new cartridge, you also have a new pristine ink head (this gives much better noticeable results).


Obviously your experience is different than mine but this last bit is simply untrue, Epson use piezo Print heads which will easily last for years while HP and the others use thermal print heads which wear quickly and will burn out if run dry so refilling is not a good idea. The piezo print heads produce much finer prints and because they use no heat they will not burn out if run dry and if you use a CISS and print frequently they are much better for a long time and produce far superior Photo prints. If you are just printing text then another printer may be better suited but nothing matches epson for home photo print quality.

To be fair, there are advantages and disadvantages when using Piezoelectric print heads and Thermal print heads, each to their own and in my experience when using them both is... that thermal print system is cheaper (Epson original inks are far to expensive, even though they do NOT contain an ink head).

Espon Printers have very expensive print heads built into the printer, replacing one is not beneficial regarding cost. Cleaning an Epson print head means taking apart the printer, the on-board cleaning cycle is not really efficient enough to unclogg the heads. I have found Epson printers work perfectly for the first 4-6 months and then all the problem begin thereafter.

HP and Cannon printers using the thermal system is cheaper and easy for the home user to maintain. Easy refills that anyone can perform, no chip to reset, no constant error messages after DIY refills. The HP and Canon ink cartridges have the ink heads built in, so with each new ink purchase comes a new ink head (gives good results). The original inks are still cheaper or the same price as the Epson original inks, even though Epson ink cartridges do not contain ink heads... go work that one out!!!

I seem to be repeating myself alot, each to their own I say.

My experience is... I must have saved over £100 just in these last 12 months by using my new HP printer compared to my previous Epson SX550W . I am buying less ink, no empty cartridges due to constant cleaning cycles, not wasting money, no error messages, no spending hours messing about with the printer trying to unclog the internal ink heads.

I can live with the fact that the Piezo system may give slight better photo results due to precise and variable droplet sizes, but you wouldn't even notice, not really unless you are working in the art world.

Buy a cheap Epson home printer, you might aswell take out a second mortgage... thats what it makes you feel like. X)



Fair enough, I suspect our differences are in the way we use our printers, after the first set of cartridges I always use a CISS system which for my current printer is £65.99 with standard ink and £103.19 with professional quality ink and both include 100ML of each ink colour. Epson standard cartridges have just 5ml of ink so this is equivalent of 120 Cartridges so less £1 a catridge and no problem with empty messages.
#29
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.
Sorry for crashing the thread you say print one colour page per week ( I have an HP printer and it eats ink I was wondering is there a way to conserve ink - can I just print in black would this conserve the ink? At the moment all my stuff prints out in colour -if it is a colour page obviously).
1 Like #30
Betabet
ZaphodBeeblebrox
Da11as
davejavu
Own one of these printers, superb print quality.

£6.69 for 12 great quality compatible ink cartridges from Here

Those cheap inks will do for one cleaning cycle. :D

Great price for a printer ;) but the maintenance will cost your so much more in the long-short term owning an Epson. Epson set up their cartridges to interact with their printers and vice versa a certain way which does not allow you to achieve 100% performance from the cartridge or from the printer, the design is on buying new inks when you don't really need too.

Epson printers are the worst for eating ink via the error messages and cleaning cycles, The print heads are built into the printer, making clogging a daily task to over-come.

Its quite easy to use a whole set of new inks just to perform 2 or 3 cleaning cycles, then thats all the ink gone.

HP and Cannon printers are so much better, most models have ink heads built into the ink cartridge (making each new cartridge purchased comes a new print head built in), no clogging, no error messages (also really easy to clean the head).

I certainly learnt my lesson the hard-way owning a Epson printer, never again... (_;)

Exactly the opposite for me, I will only buy Epson, The ink is so much cheaper because the print heads are part of the machine and as such the print heads are much better quality and so produce better prints than the ones which are part of the cartridge. Just make sure you print one full color page per week and you will rarely have to clean the print heads, Get a Quality CISS using Lyson Inks and the print quality is better than using Epson inks and for photos will blow away any other Printer Brand for 1/10th the cost of Epson inks.
Sorry for crashing the thread you say print one colour page per week ( I have an HP printer and it eats ink I was wondering is there a way to conserve ink - can I just print in black would this conserve the ink? At the moment all my stuff prints out in colour -if it is a colour page obviously).

The best way to conserver ink is to use draft mode if you don't need high quality. Printing in monochrome will conserve colour ink but will use more black.
#31
I`ve had 3 Epson printers, I`ve vowed never to have another. They eat ink like there's no tomorrow & if you don't use it often, expect to have to replace the (expensive) cartridges every time you use it. I`ve also had issues with the wifi having to be reprogrammed several times.

I`m not going to vote cold, but I will strongly advise people to buy a HP instead..
#32
I had the xp605 and the first time I changed the inks it started printing just a blurred mess as a picture so I ran the cleaning cycle and aligned the print heads only to have more blurred pics and no ink left so I changed all the inks for new Epson ones and it still just made a blurred mess. I ran the clean routine and nozzle tests printed a small pic again with no improvement and my new black cartridge was almost empty.
Ran another clean and align only to have it tell me I needed new ink.

Phoned Epson but it was just over the 12 months old so they told me I had to buy a new one if replacing the ink again didn't work.
Needless to say I said I won't be buying another Epson at £100 plus another £40 or so for ink just to use it all in a cleaning run.
#33
I'm looking for a printer for occasional use, what's worth looking at? will some need new cartridges if not used regularl?
#34
[quote=karl100100]I'm looking for a printer for occasional use, what's worth looking at? will some need new cartridges if not used?
#35
I've got the similar xp-215 printer and its excellent. I only paid £18 but that was refurbished from ebay. The main issue I have is the nag screens when you don't use Epson original carts. The ink that is listed in the thread at £6.69 was only £3.99 a short while ago. Quite the price hike.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemVersion&item=351150540348&view=all&tid=624986566022

I don't know if it will return to £3.99 shortly but this might be a case of christmas pricing.

Edited By: bonzobanana on Dec 07, 2014 15:29
#36
Epson printer is like a flipping high maintenance woman
they keep coming with ink empty when its not, they come with the head clean issue that then emptys the ink, then the cartridge not recognised bull. that every now and then drops Wi-Fi, absolute non sense. fed up with them
#37
and I don't know how it's legal to sell ink more expensive than champagne. the 4 cartridges are still far less than 0.75 liter yet they are 40 quid plus

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