Printer advice needed - I need to buy one soon!

Hi all

could amnyone offer me any advice on buying a new printer. It doesnt have to be the best in the world for photos as it will be mainly colour documents, newsletters etc that I need to print. It would be nice to be able to print reasnable pics too though. The main issue is I need one which is fairly economic. Ideally where compatible ink cartidges can be used and dont look too bad.

My last printer was an Epson (ages ago) and it used all the ink just cleaning the heads so I must admit I would be cautious buying an epson again

any advice? budget around £50

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Epson's do that if you don't use them much but then i think all inkjet printers are the same. You have to keep the print heads from blocking up.

The beauty of Epson printers is that you can always get compatible refills very cheap so you can afford t run a test sheet twice a week to keep the print heads clear.
I rarely pay more than a £1 per refill.

Whilst in Tesco on Sunday I noticd they had some Canon printers half price at around the £27 mark.
No idea how much the refills are for it though.

Hope that helps

Just recently bought an Epson R360 after lots of research. Stunning picture quality and individual inks so you can save on replacement.

Or, if you want, you can buy a continuous ink refill system* that replaces the individual ink cartridges.

* Continuous ink system saves up to 95% printing cost for the inkjet printers(Epson, Canon, HP, Brother printers). These systems use spongeless cartridges with auto-reset chips, the ink tanks can feed the cartridges with ink continually, so you do not need to purchase expensive cartridges any more. And you can use dye ink, pigment ink or sublimation ink.

Here are a couple of useful review sites.

steves-digicams.com
whatdigitalcamera.com/equ…e=2

Original Poster

thanks chaps
is the 7400 ok? Tesco have them for £50

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The Epson Stylus DX7450 all in one is 44.99 at pcworld at the moment which is a pretty decent printer/scanner for the money

oyyy.co.uk/pro…b38
how about this one £28.98 delivered? wireless printer scanner and copier

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best advice ever is do NOT buy a lexmark.

csiman;1601193

best advice ever is do NOT buy a lexmark.



Agreed. I had a friend in America who worked for Lexmark Support and he used to say the same thing.

csiman;1601193

best advice ever is do NOT buy a lexmark.



nightswimmer;1601204

Agreed. I had a friend in America who worked for Lexmark Support and he … Agreed. I had a friend in America who worked for Lexmark Support and he used to say the same thing.



And the ink refills cost more than the printer sometimes !! :w00t:

I wouldnt buy any but epson as i found out in the past with my daughters printer ink being more then the printer cost..lol

Original Poster

hey chaps anyone got any opinions about the HP officejet Pro K5400 - it is supposed to be very economical due the use of larger capacity cartridges?

any thoughts?

Definitely worth having a look on fleabay - I got a Canon IP3300 direct from Canon for £16 + £6 postage a couple of weeks ago. Supposed to be a refurb but looks brand new to me. Refills appear to be fairly reasonably priced too.
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