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    New Printer Advice

    Hello

    As my Samsung ML-1210 has to be replaced I am on the lookout for a new printer. The mono laser was good but would have liked the option for colour now and then and now definitely need colour but not photo quality.

    Budget around £140 and running costs are important. Wireless printing attractive but if I can print via a wireless network router to the printer's ethernet port from a wireless device isn't all that important. Did look at the Dell 1320CN for around £118 (colour laser) but apart from its size, doesn't support Linux (use Win 7 & Linux).

    Any ideas? Ta.
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    Still on the lookout
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    I have the Dell and really happy with it, IJT phone me every once in a while to offer cut price replacement toner. Had a look around and there appears to be several work arounds for Linux, I think the printer is actually made by samsung
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=783346

    Should add, its pretty big, actually a fair bit larger than I was expecting.

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    Re: New Printer Advice

    Thanks for that info. I am aware of its size which, apart from Linux issues is kind of putting me off.

    If I try to print from my Windows 7 netbook wirelessly would I be able to print to this printer connected to my ethernet switch on the wireless router?
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    Yep thats what I do

    have 2 laptops over wifi, and 1 desktop over ethernet that all access the printer.
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    Unless your router has the WLAN and LAN on isolated subnets (no consumer routers I know of do this) then it should be no problem - the wireless part is just like a hub.

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    Re: New Printer Advice

    They will all be on the same subnet

    Came across an Epson Stylus SX515W which doesnt look bad for less than £50 and could print from my Android phone too perhaps

    Duplex printing would be great but no problem with manual intervention.
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    As you took the time to answer, and maybe help others, I have now purchased a printer as follows

    Epson SX525WD but only thing if I waited another few days would have saved £12

    Nice printer and not as noisy as expected. At the minute (until 1st April 2011) if you buy the T1306 colour multipack when buying printer you get the 1 year warranty upgraded to 3 years for free. I understand that Epson are offering half price 3 year warranty for £22 if you don't go this route. There are other printers covered by the free 3 year warranty and may be worth going for the BX525WD that has XL (Stag) ink (better than the L - Apple) ink as it lasts a lot longer; typically approx. 1000 black with XL
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    thanks for the tip, useful to know as I'm starting to think about getting a moderate A4 printer myself.

    Have you tried doing any photo prints out of it? Would be interested to know what you think of the quality

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    Don't really intend to use it for printing photos but understand the quality is good. For photos the Canon range tend to be very good as they use 6 inks including a grey also and this printer has just CMYK. At the current price of £74 it's a really good deal. Leaves some dough for a Canon even perhaps?
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    Re: New Printer Advice

    anyone looking for a very good quality photo printer, Amazon have the Canon MG6150 for £107 at the moment - it's £199 on the Canon web shop and has been around the £140 on Amazon since it came out so it's a great price right now.

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    Re: New Printer Advice

    will check those out - thanks guys.

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