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Recommendation for a new printer ?


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#1 KISNA

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:10 PM

Hi guys. I have had it with cheap canon printers. I have used 2 of them and they both don't print worth a crap. Granted none of them were over 50 bucks. I don't even remember their model numbers. First one came free with my Dell PC 4 years ago.

I am looking for a good reliable printer for home use. Would like to be able to print text documents, photos, CD/DVD stomper labels. Would also like it to have slots for SD card as well CF card, if possible. Don't really need it to be an all in one printer but if it is, I wouldn't mind. I already have a scanner. Don't have the copier though. Been using my fax machine to copy.

Any recommendations ?

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:38 PM

I recently bought a brother mfc420cn for $129 at staples. It's an all in one (printer/copier/fax/scanner). It's pretty compact, is network enabled, and has card readers in front. It got good reviews on cnet.com.

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 11:46 PM

Just got an Epson Stylus Photo RX500 about 5 months ago.
Totally satisfied with it.
$149.99 after rebates.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 04:52 PM

Just got an Epson Stylus Photo RX500 about 5 months ago.
Totally satisfied with it.
$149.99 after rebates.
Specifications

How much are the ink cartridges for that epson ? There are 6 of them so it must cost a bunch though I'd imagine you don't need to replace some of the colors very often, eh ?

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 05:44 PM

I ordered my cartridges from omnideal.com.
Paid $3.40 apiece for the cartridges.
Total of $20.40 for all 6.
No shipping charge.
They work fine, in my printer.
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Posted 10 August 2005 - 07:02 PM

Generic ?

I happen to think that is exactly what killed my printer nozzle. I am sticking with *brand* cartridges from now on, no matter what printer I end up with. Which is why I wondered about the cost of it.

Glad *compatible* cartridges work for ya. :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 10:46 PM

I've used a Canon i550 for years. As I inherited an extra frugal gene, started using generic cartridges but then drilled holes and have refilled them with what must be pints of cheap ink from refill kits purchased at Costco. I print at least 100 b/w pages/day and frequently print full-color ad stuff for our business and lots of family photos on both plain paper and glossy paper. Only downside for me is that my fingers almost always stained with ink during the messy refill process...I'm too cheap to use latex gloves :thumbsup:
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 11:16 AM

Bought epson last night. Final price $80 AR, if and when I get my rebates. It's a Epson Stylus Photo R300 Inkjet Printer.

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consume...es&oid=37368458


So is it any good ? I didn't wanna miss deadline on the price. But it's still in the box. Can return if I get negaative feedbacks about this printer. Some negative reviews on epinion/bizrate but some positives as well. Come to think of it I have yet to see a printer where you get good reviews across the board.

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 01:20 AM

Just got an Epson Stylus Photo RX500 about 5 months ago.
Totally satisfied with it.
$149.99 after rebates.
Specifications

How much are the ink cartridges for that epson ? There are 6 of them so it must cost a bunch though I'd imagine you don't need to replace some of the colors very often, eh ?

I also own a RX500. I just bought another set of ink black&color on ebay for $14. It works great. If the RX 300 is as nice you are going to be very happy. The best thing about 6 cartridges you only replace the ones that are empty, not the whole lot. :thumbsup:
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