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    I'm looking for a network all in one type printer for £100 Max any recommendations?

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    Re: Printers

    thats going to be a tough one. Any £100 all in ones with network connection will probably either be pretty poor or have very expensive inks.

    Buy a cheap HP Photosmart C5180 - All In One Printer from PC World UK.

    this will do it but how well I don't know.
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    Re: Printers

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    thats going to be a tough one. Any £100 all in ones with network connection will probably either be pretty poor or have very expensive inks.

    Buy a cheap HP Photosmart C5180 - All In One Printer from PC World UK.

    this will do it but how well I don't know.
    Why do you question how well it will do it?

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    I have never been a fan of the All-in-one printers... or HP inkjets.
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    Re: Printers

    if you don't need colour better to go for a laser printer...preferable one where the toner and drum can berepalced idependently

    If you need colour the questionis what for - if for printing photos, dye sublimation printers are much better.

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    Re: Printers

    Kmac I can see your point but I think he just wants a general printer that can do everything he needs. (correct me if I am wrong Blackmage)
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    Re: Printers

    just make sure that it's not an all-in-one cartridge, the colours on them are awful, my bro had one of the lexmark jobbies and the balck was more of a dull/pale grey.

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    I have never been a fan of the inkjets period due to the high cost per page - either ink or specialist papers required. Also you have to get one as Suidalpoints out that has a separate black ink cartridge. And where you canchnage each colour independently. Inevitablythe black runsout faster and if you have tochnage all at once youwastelots of expensive ink

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    Re: Printers

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    Kmac I can see your point but I think he just wants a general printer that can do everything he needs. (correct me if I am wrong Blackmage)
    Yes just one that does everything really, Nothing really specific .

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    Re: Printers

    some of my friends recently bought all-in-ones. here's some stuff we learned...

    epson - use ink very fast, 100 pages max, also the new range does a self-test head clean thing that wastes ink every time you turn it on.

    lexmark - expensive ink but lasts a long time, fairly good prints/scans

    hp - same as lexmark

    canon - the best printing on any printer, fairly good scans, cheap inks that last a long time.


    other things to look out for are lcd screen to view images from memory cards, pictbridge, flash readers, and what does the printer do - some can do fax/photocopy and save to flash without the pc needing to be turned on, and some printers only allow you to use their own software to scan in from, canons do this. try and get seperate inks for each colour.

    incase you are wondering my friends bought Canon Pixma MP470, not had t long enough to give feedback on how well it runs but they seem very happy so far. takes about 2 minutes to settle once you turn it on, and a little noisy when printing. you don't get a usb cable in the box.. one friend has it currently connected to one pc and shared over the LAN, as he keeps his PC on all the time it doesn't matter doing it ths way..

    hope this helps, at least a bit...

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    Re: Printers

    I'm using a HP Color LaserJet 2600n and i loove it.

    Its "Ink" is cheap, although it has 4 (one black and the 3 individual colors).

    It says it has over 2400 pages of usage left in each cartridge, and costs about £30 each.

    The only problem is the expense to start with, and the size of it.

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    There's nothing wrong with an all in ine printer, just don't buy epson as if you don't use it for a while the ink clogs the head.

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    Re: Printers

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy3536 View Post
    There's nothing wrong with an all in ine printer, just don't buy epson as if you don't use it for a while the ink clogs the head.
    Don't get me started on this. I'm fed up of Epson's doing this, even with their expensive official carts.

    Canon and HP are the only ones I'd buy atm
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    Re: Printers

    I did a lot of research into this subject and Canon is the way to go - best for picture quality and cheapest to run (not cheap though, no inkjet is). There's a whole host of different MPs at prices in the £100 range. Some are better than others, so check out some reviews before making your final choice. Sometimes there are good deals on a model that is just being replaced with slight changes so shop around.

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