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    Printer for my dad

    My dad's having trouble with is HP inkjet, but seeing as it cost him £30 from Tesco he's decided to get another one.

    I'm not entirely sure what to suggest to him. He barely does any colour printing, so I thought a mono laser might do the job for printing address labels and such, in which case something similar to my Samsung ML-2010 is on the cards.

    However, what would people recommend as an easy to use, cheap to run inkjet printer?

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    Re: Printer for my dad

    At my old workplace we used an ML1510 and it did good quality prints but as with all cheapo laser printers the toner cartridges are not that cheap. Also many laser printers come with lower capacity "starter" cartridges too.

    I would also look at the Canon iP3600 and iP4700 colour inkjet printers.


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    Re: Printer for my dad

    I have the ip4200. It runs completely faultlessly, chruning out high quality prints despite the depradations of family use.
    Canon make the best inkjets, but like all inkjets the cartidges are roughly the same price as plutonium.
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    Re: Printer for my dad

    I know this aint a suggestion but b4 i buy a printer i always work out the cost of the ink/toner first
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    Re: Printer for my dad

    I have just bought a Kyocera FS 1350 DN. It is strongly recommended in a couple of PC magazines, and, unlike the Brother HL 2170 W which my son bought a few months back, getting it recognised on the home network was a doddle. (we gave up on the Brother eventually, despite calls to the (very helpful) Brother helpdesk, which sent out a replacement printer when the original printer was DOA.

    On the 1350, the original toner cartridges are only half capacity, and is graphical abilities are not of the best - apart from that if you just want a printer for churning out good quality text, I have nothing but praise.

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