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Inkjet Printer


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Poll: Inkjet Printer (6 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Inkjest Printer is the best?

  1. Canon (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Hewlett-Packard (2 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  3. Epson (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Lexmark (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Other (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 patbox

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

I am thinking to buy an inkjet printer tomorrow, so I decided to make a poll:

1) Which Inkjet printer is the best?

I am looking for something reliable and cheap initial cost. But I was also wondering:

2) Are there any differences in the inkjet technologies used?

Also feel free to recommend a concrete type:

3) Which inkjet printer do you use?

P.S. Which company has the cheapest and which one the most expensive cartridge?
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#2 Wildabeast

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 09:03 AM

I recently bought the new Kodak printer you see advertised on TV. So far it works really well, prints good, scans good, a little noisier than my ol HP, but the color cartridge is only $15 to replace..

I got it a Walmart for $89 which is less than the $150 from TV or Best Buy.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:05 AM

I use the cheap lexmark printers from wally world, not cuz I think their outstanding but because I rarely print anything worthy of more then a 20 dollar printer, but as far as printing quality is concerned ive used a lot of HP high quality printers and theyve all ran well. so I voted HP.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:34 AM

No idea which brand is best.

I have an EPSON R260 I picked up for $49 after rebates/coupons a couple years ago. Ink was expensive, photo quality was good, plus it prints CD/DVDs (which is what I needed it for). I ordered 7 ink carts for $23 last week, (aftermarket ink carts have really come down in price for that printer). As a general rule, I am not fond of EPSON printers but this one has been remarkably troublefree, but then again, it doesn't get used much. My previous 2 EPSONs were GARBAGE. EPSONs eat the ink.

HP952C= most reliable inkjet printer ever. I feed it black refills from a pint bottle of ink and it just keeps going (till the carts/printhead clog up). I have it on my wife's system and HP 45 and HP78 carts are cheap on EBay. My neighbor has an HP fax machine that I refill the 45 on when it runs low. It is on it's 5th refill, an unusually tough cart.

99% of my printing is done on an HP laser.

Canons tend to have lower ink costs, but any new printer with chipped carts will set you back some serious change if you decide to go OEM.

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:41 AM

I used to have an inkjet printer several years ago. By that time, if I dropped a bit of water on it, the print got completely blurry (not sure if blurry is the right word).

Did the inkjet technologies improve meanwhile? Is the current inkjet printing more resilent to water?

Btw. After doing some review, I was thinking to buy Canon Prixma MP240 or MP540.Any views on that? I also heard some bad stuff about Epsons, that Epsons eat ink even when you don't print, because every time to switch it on it cleans the printing heads (or something like that.
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:50 AM

I have a Canon MP160,3 in 1. Cost $69 AUS.Flogged it to death for 2 yrs,and still going strong.I can't complain. :thumbsup:















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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:23 AM

I have a Canon MP160,3 in 1. Cost $69 AUS.Flogged it to death for 2 yrs,and still going strong.I can't complain. :thumbsup:


Awesome, MP160 is the same Prixma series as MP240. Thanks for the review.

How about the cost of the cartridges? Are you happy with that? How long does a cartridge normally last?

Scanning? Copying? All good? Is the print more resilient to drop of water, or did the inkjet technology improve since years ago?
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:44 PM

I just recently purchased a Hp Photosmart D7460. It is AWESOME, Resolution is comparable to photo lab prints. Has an LCD screen to print directly from Memory cards. Has wireless, Wired Networking, And USB connectivity. Separate Black and color cartridges. And its FAST.

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