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    Printers?

    I have not had a printer for many years so i have no idea what to look out for in todays models.

    I run a club and am looking for a small office type setup with the ability to scan/copy documents as well as decent colour prints and cheap cartridges.

    What models would you recommend?

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    id get the scanner and the printer seperate. go for a cheap epson printer like the R220, its a 6 color printer and photo quality is very good. but the deal breaker is the price of the cartriges. iv seen them online for 88p each.
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    Brother do some nice ones. I have an All-In-One Brother printer and it is superb! Prints fantastic Photos too.

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    I've got a HP PSC myself

    I've had epsons before and I always find that if you don't use the printer in ages the printer heads always blocks up, which in it's self to cure is a pain in the rear

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    Epson have some of the cheapest cartridges. Cartidges for the new Epson DX5000 are around £3.48 (IIRC) from Scan. Prices should drop.

    All printer's I've bought have been Epson and they're not bad IMO overall.

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    ok I'll budget around £50 for the printer or aound £80 for an all in one. What models will give me best "bang per buck"?

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    just my two cents, i always try to go for a horizontal-feed printer, as i find the paper always goes askew if its a vertical feed one

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    I wouldnt have a Epson if it was free.
    Canon and HP are the only 2 I would consider buying. Canon's customer service alone is worth it.
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    I am going to stay away from All-in-One now. My Epson refuses to scan because one of my colour catridge went empty (or even print in B&W). I hear this is not unusual for All-In-One. And when the printer stopped working, the scanner had to go with it. If your budget is £80 though, I think that all-in-ones are still your best bet. I think that Canon are in general well regarded. I just bought one of their scanners (not decided if I am going to get a replacement printer yet). I don't think that you'll be able to find a good printer and scanner separately for that cost any other way.

    To be fair, I do think that Epson printers do make very good prints when it works. But 1st party catridges are expensive, and they are clamping down on third party ink makers.
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    I wouldnt have a Epson if it was free.
    Canon and HP are the only 2 I would consider buying. Canon's customer service alone is worth it.
    What about the message some Canon's display if you've been using remanufactured cartridges - it states the warranty has been invalidated.

    That put me off Canon.

    Edit: I've just bought an Epson D88 for a friend. Cheap cartridges and ok print quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    What about the message some Canon's display if you've been using remanufactured cartridges - it states the warranty has been invalidated.

    That put me off Canon.
    lol - I think I could ignore that for half price carts.
    My friend's just bought a Pixma MP600 - less than £100+VAT.

    An amazing machine; I don't think an all-in-one could get much quicker or quieter, and the quality is superb.

    It will definitely be my next printer.

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