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suspended8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
any advise on choosing a printer ie make cost greatly appreciated thanks
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1 Like #1
Epson are generaly the best on quality Vs running costs, ie HP Lexmark Canon etc cost more for ink but high quality, Epson photo printers are V good, but text is not quite as sharp as HP, so it depends on your preference
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happy donkey
Epson are generaly the best on quality Vs running costs, ie HP Lexmark Canon etc cost more for ink but high quality, Epson photo printers are V good, but text is not quite as sharp as HP, so it depends on your preference


good info,

Go for Canon tho, cos you get the best of both worlds.

HP Text and Epson IQ

Inks are not too bad, try not to use compats tho.

The Canon IP 4500 is a great printer. Seperate ink for text and photo black. 5 carts alltogether. And one of the cheapest printers that does Duplex printing, and has a really cool bottom paper tray, that keeps it all neat. And the addition of on CD printing. This really is a good deal. If you do choose to buy from pc world, £63.00 is not bad, and dont listen to them when they say the printer only has tester inks or half fulls, they are full, brand new inks!

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2034292962.1219589261@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccfadeemgkdhfhcflgceggdhhmdgmh.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=658224&category_oid=

Enjoy!
1 Like #3
I have tried them all, the best I have found are Brother, reliable and cheap to run.;-)
banned#4
a laser priner everytime. will save you a fortune in the long run. inkjets arte just so expensive to run if you print a fair bit. MY lexmark printed about 100 pages to a £15 cartridge. My laser printer states it can print 10,000 pages (5% coverage) on a £25 cartridge!
#5
Inactive
I have tried them all, the best I have found are Brother, reliable and cheap to run.;-)


Brother, lol.

Umm, I would leave these well alone.
#6
aircanman
Brother, lol.

Umm, I would leave these well alone.


Good for you.:whistling:


I have 4 of them in daily use, never any problems, unlike the Canon's .. HP's and Epson's that I have had in the past.

Excellent support from Brother as well.
1 Like #7
This really depends on your requirements. Will you need networking or perhaps remote scanning? Do you require the ability to exchange ink cartridges for photo cartridges? Is a 6 inch x 4 inch paper tray required? What are your requirements for print speed compared to text quality?

- To answer some of the above, some printers have networking capability (usually RJ45 connection) but sometimes WIFI and bluetooth for remote printing and even scanning.
- Some cheap printers that require the standard cartridge to be exchanged for a photo cartridge if photo quality printing is required. More expensive printers can handle photo quality printing without changing cartridges.
- If printing photos is a regular activity, it would be judicious choice to pick a printer that has its separate photo paper tray (probably a 6 inch x 4 inch paper tray). Dye sublimation printers will give the best quality followed by inkjet printers. Laser printers are not usually reknowned for quality of printing pictures as their dye and inkjet counterparts are capable of much smaller ink droplets. Of course, a balance needs to be struck if you require multiple purposes.
- If print speed is not important some of the lower end printers are capable of reasonable text but graphics may be an issue with banding being the usual culprit. This may not be an issue if your requirements for graphics are very occasional but a low end laser may prove a wiser choice with much better text quality albeit at the sacrifice of colour printing.

A good allrounder is HP C6180 which costs around £130. It features WIFI and RJ45 network connections and allows for remote scanning. Draft printing is quick but blackness of text looks very washed out. High quality mode is excellent though and colours show little banding with decent skintones. Remote scanning is a disappointment though as the printer seems to reduce the scan quality although scanning when connecting the printer to a USB lead is acceptable. The drivers require updates though as there are networking issues with the current drivers.
banned#8
aircanman;2813843
Brother, lol.

Umm, I would leave these well alone.
:whistling:

I have a brother laser printer from staples that is excellent and only £43 after quidco. Prints about 20 pages per minute and 10,000 pages per cartridge.

you just stick with your lexmarks ;-)
#9
csiman
:whistling:

I have a brother laser printer from staples that is excellent and only £43 after quidco. Prints about 20 pages per minute and 10,000 pages per cartridge.

you just stick with your lexmarks ;-)


lol, umm. Lets have a think now, did I once mention lexmark?

Speaking from a returns desk point of view, this is how the printers stack up

Most Returned = Brother
Then = Epson
Then = Lexmark (inkjet)
Then = HP
Then = Canon

You seem to have forgotton one very important thing here, laser and inkjet are two different things.

Brother make the odd inkjet printer, backup is minescule. Laser printers are different.

And while you are on the subject of Lexmark, while their inkjets are truly awful, their laser printers are used in most businesses across the world, as they make some of the BEST lasers. Get your facts before throwing a spineless insult :thumbsup:
banned#10
Epson inkjet because the compatible cartridges are cheap form places like ukdvdr.co.uk
Sometimes lasers toners cost more than the printer, so make sure you don't get ripped there :)

Hope that helps :)
#11
csiman
a laser priner everytime. will save you a fortune in the long run. inkjets arte just so expensive to run if you print a fair bit. MY lexmark printed about 100 pages to a £15 cartridge. My laser printer states it can print 10,000 pages (5% coverage) on a £25 cartridge!


Innit man. You ever tried running the Test Print thing on your printer? If your s is anything like mine, it'll tell you how many sheets its printed in its lifespan. Mine's done about 1200 pages. Total cost? About six quid for a toner refill. Sure, there's no colour, but then, I can get photo print-outs next-day for a fifth the price of home-printing by printing shots online anyway, so that's cool.
banned#12
dxx;2816932
Innit man. You ever tried running the Test Print thing on your printer? If your s is anything like mine, it'll tell you how many sheets its printed in its lifespan. Mine's done about 1200 pages. Total cost? About six quid for a toner refill. Sure, there's no colour, but then, I can get photo print-outs next-day for a fifth the price of home-printing by printing shots online anyway, so that's cool.

Here speaks the voice of reason unlike another on this thread :thumbsup:
#13
aircanman


Speaking from a returns desk point of view, this is how the printers stack up

Most Returned = Brother

Then = Epson
Then = Lexmark (inkjet)
Then = HP
Then = Canon



Strange that, as they come with a free on-site warranty for a year, which none of the others do.:whistling:
[mod]#14
I always buy Espon's. Currently have the R360. Great printers. :)
#15
Inactive
Strange that, as they come with a free on-site warranty for a year, which none of the others do.:whistling:


That may be for the lasers, but where I worked that wasnt the case, im going on faults / returns.

lol, im only going from experience sorry, there is no point me lying is there?
#16
csiman
Here speaks the voice of reason unlike another on this thread :thumbsup:


lol, you are right that lasers print more, but when some of the cheaper colour lasers cost the price of the printer plus more to refill, some people dont want to pay large amounts of money for toner.

That is why inkjets are more popular!

I dont understand your problem csiman? - I did what the OP asked and recommended a printer, just because you are anti inkjet and PRO brother makes my advice bad? I think you need to get off your high horse! :thumbsup:
banned#17
aircanman;2818009
lol, you are right that lasers print more, but when some of the cheaper colour lasers cost the price of the printer plus more to refill, some people dont want to pay large amounts of money for toner.

That is why inkjets are more popular!

I dont understand your problem csiman? - I did what the OP asked and recommended a printer, just because you are anti inkjet and PRO brother makes my advice bad? I think you need to get off your high horse! :thumbsup:

I recommended a printer and you just slagged it off. I'd say thats a fair enough problem.

Comprende? :whistling:
#18
csiman
I recommended a printer and you just slagged it off. I'd say thats a fair enough problem.

Comprende? :whistling:


ok so if I recommend a Lexmark inkjet, the £20 one, would you sit there and accept that its an excellent printer? I think not.

Im being honest for the OP benefit, and I still think we are on different trains here, you are talking LASER, I am talking INKJET.

Two completely different things. And I am talking from good experience, have no need to lie. :whistling:
#19
aircanman
That may be for the lasers, but where I worked that wasnt the case, im going on faults / returns.

lol, im only going from experience sorry, there is no point me lying is there?


Nor is there any point in me lying, any fool can go to the Brother Web Site to verify what I have stated.

I am talking Ink Jets as well.:roll:

You obviously never received proper training in your job, not PC World by chance, or worse, Argos ???
#20
Inactive
Nor is there any point in me lying, any fool can go to the Brother Web Site to verify what I have stated.

I am talking Ink Jets as well.:roll:

You obviously never received proper training in your job, not PC World by chance, or worse, Argos ???


Hmm, I like the personal comments, keep em coming. Because its all about me isnt it. - I dont work for PC world or argos, I have excellent knowledge on returns tho. I do love the fact that just because you have looked at the brother website, and have a brother printer, you can make a comment about how I work.

While I dont think you are lying, you are biased because you obviously own brother printers. And just like if I bought what would appear to some as a poor quality product and it worked fine for me, I would sing its praises. Im not saying brother is a poor product, perhaps I was a little harsh before. But where I used to work we gave brother printers away, becuase they were in the same bracket as Lexmarks. And with regards to returns you say you get in home service yer? Well, give epson and hp a call, because if you dont take the printers to the service center, you get in home service as well!!!!! Yipee!

Anyway, lets add thigs up yer, brother make very few printers, no where near as many as the market leaders, the reviews are not very good for alot of them. Inks are hard to find, they are slow sometimes. And on a sale ratio, they were one of the most returned products. Fact. Not fiction.

Sorry if I have offended any brother fans out there, but you know what its like, if you have a product, you will defend it. I have owned canons, hp's, epsons even brothers and lexmarks, and I have found the canon to be the best home printer for the money, that is why I recommended it. :d
#21
Yea and all of that waffle amounts to zilch, nothing.

Inks are readilly available for less than £2.00 each delivered, match that with your HP's.

On-Site Warranty...no competition.
1 Like #22
THIS any use to you?
[mod]#23
macdoona;2820152
THIS any use to you?


Ahh...........back on Topic and no fanboyism in sight. :-D
#24
Inactive
Yea and all of that waffle amounts to zilch, nothing.

Inks are readilly available for less than £2.00 each delivered, match that with your HP's.

On-Site Warranty...no competition.


my hp's ? what are you waffling about lol.

I recommended a canon, you go on about brothers and lexmarks.

£2.00 each, excellent. On site warranty, HP ALSO DO THIS if you ask. :thumbsup:

Tell u what, ill retract my recommendation, Brother printers rule, they are the best in all the world. Go buy one :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: :roll:
#25
Syzable
Ahh...........back on Topic and no fanboyism in sight. :-D


im sorry :cry:
[mod]#26
aircanman;2821046
im sorry :cry:


;-) :thumbsup:

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