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    what cheap printer to get?

    hi, i've just got a free shipping voucher from ebuyer(thanks to this forum)
    and i've not had a printer for a year or two, as i've got a lexmark and they are very expensive for replacement ink.
    anyway which printer from these two is the best, not going to be doing photos or anything just a bit of college work, and normal everyday black and white printing.

    Canon Bubblejet I250-
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=50034

    or

    Epson Stylus C44UX -
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48658


    thank you

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    the canon.

    get a 300 or above if you can afford it imho, much faster prints

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    but the quality is about the same though? what kind of speeds are we looking at in normal mode?

    thanks

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    yeah, quality is about the same

    about 6ppm mono, 4/5 ppm color on that thing i should think.

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    thanks thats fine for me, i would only be doing 3 or 4 pages at at time anyway.

    thanks.

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