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    Help me choose a printer please!

    My printers just gone up the swanny and in need of buying another so wondered if I could pick everyones brain as to which of these three below are best.

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    Also, I'm guessing none of these come with cartridges included?

    Thanks for the help in advance!

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    I would go for the Canon but only really due to the built in card reader which I often use.

    I have bought 3 Epson printers in the last few years and all have had a full set of ink cartridges included so I assume that printers made by all major companies will come with the cartridges.

    Sometimes, buying a full set of genuine cartridges costs almost the same as the printer itself so I would check to see if cheaper compatible cartridges such as those sold by ]cartridge monkey and] ink cycle are compatible with the printer that you are buying as using these will save you a lot of money

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    Think im going for the canon, just unsure whether to get the cartridges at the same time in case they don't come with the printer.

    Ok, I would leave the cartridges for now though if you don't need spares as i'm almost certain it will come with them.

    Personally none of the above! Id go for ][COLOR=Blue]this epson[/COLOR] at pc world for £30 its an all in one printer and inks for it are cheap too its a 4 ink printer meaning the cyan magenta and yellow are all in seperate tanks so when one of your colours is empty you dont waste the ink from the others by having to replace those! Inks on ebay are less than £18 for three complete sets [COLOR=Blue]]here,

    [COLOR=Black]Hope this helps.[/COLOR]
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    harlzter;2830205

    Personally none of the above! Id go for ][COLOR=Blue]this epson[/COLOR] … Personally none of the above! Id go for ][COLOR=Blue]this epson[/COLOR] at pc world for £30 its an all in one printer and inks for it are cheap too its a 4 ink printer meaning the cyan magenta and yellow are all in seperate tanks so when one of your colours is empty you dont waste the ink from the others by having to replace those! Inks on ebay are less than £18 for three complete sets [COLOR=Blue]]here,[COLOR=Black]Hope this helps.[/COLOR][/COLOR]



    This printer is similar to mine (Stylus DX5050) and while it is a great printer, it seems to waste a lot of ink and it costs more to replace separate colours. For example printing in draft which is meant to save ink actually uses ink from all cartridges so it is more cost effective to just print out draft copies in black ink only.

    Russ2626;2830252

    This printer is similar to mine (Stylus DX5050) and while it is a great … This printer is similar to mine (Stylus DX5050) and while it is a great printer, it seems to waste a lot of ink and it costs more to replace separate colours. For example printing in draft which is meant to save ink actually uses ink from all cartridges so it is more cost effective to just print out draft copies in black ink only.


    The cost of three seperate colours may indeed may be more than a three in one cartridge (if that what you mean) but as each seperate colour holds around three timesthe amount of each colour in a single mixed cartridge its still cheaper, if that makes sense?
    The only gripe I had with my epson I had (R300) was ink waste too, but that was on each power on cycle as it ran a head flush each time:x so I left mine on 24/7 this consumes less than half a watt (tested with a pass through tester) so waste of electricity costs was negligible (certainly less than the unused ink)
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