i have a birthday coming this weekend...and hubby knows i want a scanner. our printer is almost 5 years old, and probably about due for replacement. it's a canon, and has been marvelous. so we thought a printer/scanner would be ideal. we do not need nor want a fax, since we don't even have a land line.
i have looked online and in the stores...office max/depot, best buy, etc. i have read about features, and options. i have decided a few things...
first, i want to be able to print NICE pictures, up to 8x10.
second, i really like the separate ink cartridges. i'm tired of throwing away a whole cartride cuz the blue is gone...or whatever..
it is not necessary that it have the port to put my camera chip into...i can plug it into my puter easily enough, or i have one of those nifty little 4x6 printers, if i need to preview it. however, it seems that if this feature is absent, it is NOT a photo-quality printer.
i have been told that ANY decent printer will print quality pics if i use GOOD paper...is this true, or just the ramblings of an over-eager salesman?
i would like the cost to be under $200...around $150, if possible. i have looked at canon, hp, and epson. i have been told that canon and epson are the only companies whose printers have separate ink cartridges (the salesman, again!).
all this having been said, may i ask for suggestions, and opinions? especially in the picture printing department...i would love to hear personal experience/opinion.