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#1 ltdave

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 08:58 PM

im not sure exactly where to post this so im going to guess this forum is okay...

my parents are getting a computer! theyre both in their late 70s and my mom wants to be able to see her digital pics before getting them printed...

well they want to get a printer as well but im kind of leery about getting them an ink jet because the last ink jet i had SUCKED the ink down. even in fast print mode that was supposed to save ink...

i used to have an HP 722 that was pretty frugal but it stopped pulling paper in from the feed tray, hence the reason i changed. i run 95% of my printing thru a brother B/W laser printer but i think they will be put off by the price of a color laser printer...

are there any recommendations for an ink jet that provides some longevity to its inks that are as costly as a good laser?

i realize there will probably be lots and lots of favorites but maybe i can get a general consensus on something suitable...

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:27 PM

It's my opinion that ANY ink jet printer is going to suck ink (at least all that I have owned did) particularly if printing photos. Several retailers (Walgreen's for one) offer economical ink cartridge refill services but they are not able to refill all brands, you may want to find out which they can refill and use that as a guide for brand/model selection.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:02 AM

I recently bought the Kodak ink jet printer, the one you see on TV. I've used it for printing photo's, scanning, and copying and been very happy with it. The cartridges last an OK time, I have not replaced one, yet, and only cost $15 for color, $10 for black. You might want to check into them and see if that's what you're looking for.. :thumbsup:
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