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I need a new printer; can I have recommendations?

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KatyMac Tue 30-Apr-13 14:00:51

It needs to be:

#2 sided
# fairly hard working

I have had a HP photosmart (C7280) I have been happy with but I am open to suggestions

scampidoodle Tue 30-Apr-13 22:07:45

I bought a Canon MX890 a couple of months ago as it was recommended by Which. It's great for me and you can get cheap ink cartridges which it still registers (last printer didn't).
I work from home and have found this great so far.

OfflineFor40Years Wed 01-May-13 06:29:06

I have an HP which does everything but I'm not sure I'd recommend it as the wireless connection seems fairly temperamental. However, I would recommend the place I bought it from - here - quick delivery and good prices (also got cash back via Quidco smile)

KatyMac Wed 01-May-13 08:12:02

I'll have a look at the canon & at that site

I print lots of photos (9 mini photos on ordinary paper - but maybe 15+ sheets a week)

KatyMac Wed 01-May-13 09:56:43

Any more ideas/suggestions?

AnonYonimousBird Wed 01-May-13 10:01:11

Canon MG4150. Wireless and so far very good. But as with all of them, the ink is not so cheap! I've tried non-Canon ink before and regretted it....

Scan/print/copy/double sided/booklet printing etc.

KatyMac Wed 01-May-13 11:18:59

It's so hard choosing

nannynick Wed 01-May-13 11:49:57

I would avoid trying to get all in one. Given print volume you may be better to get a colour laser (prices are a lot lower than they were 10 years ago). Then have separate scanner.
I know space is probably at a premium so it may not be an option.

Consider what material you print on, just paper or do you print onto stickers, t-shirt transfers.
consider print speed, just one copy or are your printing lots of the same thing.

Wireless printing, remote printing such as from mobile whilst on outing.
Look at cartridge cost. If you print mostly in certain colours it can be worth having separate colour inks/toner.

Recent canon Wireless printers I have found a pain to configure. Not sure they are true wireless as won't connect direct to device, have to use router. Is that the case with all printers?

KatyMac Thu 02-May-13 16:20:50


Generally paper or card - can't think of anything else

Lots of the same thing and multipage documents

nannynick Thu 02-May-13 18:57:11

to read

you need to look at the cost over time. Price per page. The more you print the more cost effective I feel a laser printer is over an inkjet. At home I have had mono and colour lasers over the past 10 years. Mono are really cheap now... if you any bulk printing in just black, then a mono laser can be good. Such as documents for parents perhaps, or for printing out that big EYFS document each time the Government decide to change it.

Colour is harder to justify but it comes down to volume I feel. A toner cartridge can print 3000 pages. Sure they cost more but they tend to print a lot more pages for each cartridge replacement.

nannynick Thu 02-May-13 19:04:03

site gives some cost per page estimates. of %coverage can be seen here

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