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    Printer Advice

    Anyone got / used on of these printers:

    Canon PIXMA iP5200

    If so, what do you think of them? Ta

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    Never had a Canon, but a friend of mine has it and I've heard good things, although I'm a HP man and would probably always get one.

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    I can add a vote for HP. They really know how to make decent printers. I used to be an Epson-boy, until my old colour printer finally died, and after reading many reviews settled on HP. Not been sorry about that at all.

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    I always used to think that Epson and HP were about the same, but then a couple years ago by Dad got an Epson Stlye 600 or similar and everytime you turned it on it would do about 10 minutes of beeping and screeching, it was really annoying, only wanted to print one page!!

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    The Color600 I had took for ever to get itself ready before printing. I now have a HP Photosmart 7760. About 80 quid from Scan. Brilliant printer. It is hard to tell the difference between 6x4s printed on that printer and professionally done 6x4s (like from Boots).

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    The new Canon Printers are ace! Very quick and superb prints.
    Last edited by Koolpc; 16-11-2005 at 01:47 PM.

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    I've got an Epson C86 which I thought was great, but my mate just got a Canon and its ace - best thing about it is the clear cartridges so you can see when you ink has run out.

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    Thats a clever idea having clear cartridges, never seen that before, but knowing me it's been out for years.

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    Well, seen a Canon ip4000 in action. Very fast and crisp. Looked cool too.

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    Any of the newer printers should have print cartridge level monitoring in them anyway. I would expect the Canons do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley
    Any of the newer printers should have print cartridge level monitoring in them anyway. I would expect the Canons do.
    They do. Just read a review and very good indeed.

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    The big advantage of Cannon is that they don't chip their cartrages. There is nothing to stop you refilling them, or using low cost replacements.

    My cannon printer has been running on cheap refilled cartrages that cost a third of the cost of offical cannon ones for several months now without any problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFiSH
    Thats a clever idea having clear cartridges, never seen that before, but knowing me it's been out for years.
    About 4 years now since their BJC-3000 at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrestomanci
    The big advantage of Cannon is that they don't chip their cartrages. There is nothing to stop you refilling them, or using low cost replacements.

    My cannon printer has been running on cheap refilled cartrages that cost a third of the cost of offical cannon ones for several months now without any problems.
    I agree. Original = £7 each or already refilled = 50p last time I brought some from SVP.
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    Canon printers have always been reliable for me. The only reason I would go for something else now i.e. HP is because HP seem to be just as good quality (not personal experience), but have better Linux support.

    I've used a few Epsons before now - didn't like any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_w
    Canon printers have always been reliable for me. The only reason I would go for something else now i.e. HP is because HP seem to be just as good quality (not personal experience), but have better Linux support.

    I've used a few Epsons before now - didn't like any of them.
    By the looks of it, HP cartridges actually have a larger capacity. But my canon printer works in Linux so I'm not bothered.
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    I feel I have been ripped off with HP ink in the past... only now are they starting to compete on the running cost. Not because they would ever want the customer to have a lower cost of ownership but because they are loosing market share to the like of Canon. To my mind they are a dinosaur of a company and I am sceptical about anything they claim to 'invent' as they like to put it.

    Epson I found very annoying particularly all the pointless wirring noises for 10 minutes before it printed anything.

    Canon are not perfect but imo they are the best of the bunch. My only gripe is the ink level feedback because with small tanks then quite often one of the inks is running low so there is an additional nag screen to OK before you can print. I found them cheap to run, reliable, good quality and servicable. I have s6300, s6500, ip4000, i865 all good. Duplex on the ip4000 a further saving in paper usage but is slower to print in this mode.

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