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    Need Printer *Under £100*

    Hey

    I know this is not in the right section or don't even know if there is a right section for this. So delete or move if need be. I just need some help buying a printer. I want a printer for £100 or under. Must have decent photo quality DPI, Not too much to replace ink, also a SD card slot would be nice but not essential.

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    I think you want the find me a bargain forum...

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    A word of warning watch out for canon printers cheap ink carts but little ink so not that cheap really. BCI-24 not good. something like 5.4p for b/w prints a sheet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro
    A word of warning watch out for canon printers cheap ink carts but little ink so not that cheap really. BCI-24 not good. something like 5.4p for b/w prints a sheet
    Would that count for the official Canon cartridges aswell?

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    Thats for the official carts... if you want to use other brand ones then it will be cheaper. But every cheap one i have tried smudges even when dried, so i stick with canon carts now.

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    How about a Pixma iP4000? £100 inc VAT exactly.

    http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/5431...0-printer.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by nichomach
    How about a Pixma iP4000? £100 inc VAT exactly.

    http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/5431...0-printer.html
    That looks great, any idea on how the ink is? Good quantity/price?

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    Well, usually the ink for any Canon is relatively cheap; separate print heads=cheap cartridges. Beyond that, couldn't tell you.

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    Heres what the Pixma4000 uses

    http://www.canon.co.uk/for_home/prod...ex.asp?specs=1

    Ink cartridge configuration
    Single Ink technology - five separate ink tanks (BCI-3eBK, BCI-6BK, BCI-6C, BCI-6M, BCI-6Y)

    Black ink tank life
    BCI-3eBK: 330 pages at 5% coverage¹; BCI-6BK: 440 pages at 5% coverage²
    BCI-3eBK: 1500 pages, BCI-6BK: 2000 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5)²

    ***
    Im a bit confused as to why the 3eBK is quoted at 330 and 1500 pages???
    ***

    Colour ink tank(s) life
    440 pages at 5% coverage per ink tank¹
    Cyan: 550 pages, Magenta: 430 pages, Yellow: 360 pages (Printing ISO/JIS-SCID N5)¹


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    IN comparison heres a BCI-24 one





    Cartridges
    Black ink tank: BCI-24 Black
    Colour ink tank: BCI-24 Colour




    Yield
    Black ink tank: 130 pages at 5% coverage / 580 pages (printing ISO/JIS-SCOD N5 image
    Colour ink tank: 160 pages at 5% coverage / 160 pages (printing ISO/JIS-SCOD N5 image


    As you can see the difference is not trivial the average price in shop for a official canon bci 24 is £6 for black and £11 for colour. (generics and copies are cheaper but not of the same quality).


    where as
    BCI-3eBK
    BCI-6BK £8
    BCI-6C
    BCI-6M
    BCI-6Y

    i cant find most (didnt look hard) so it seems the pixma is much better value for printing.

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