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Can anyone recommend a printer?

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MrsHelsBels74 Fri 03-May-13 20:05:38

Looking for a cheap(ish) wireless printer. Any recommendations? Also relatively cheap ink costs too, anyone?

BackforGood Fri 03-May-13 20:07:00

Ooh! I was just about to start same thread.... can I piggy back yours instead please ? smile

MrsHelsBels74 Fri 03-May-13 20:11:27

Sure, join the party grin

bubbles1231 Fri 03-May-13 20:12:05

Not a kodak esp 5200. All that advertising about cheap printing- i don't get anything near the number of pages the cartridge says I should, and the paper jams regularly.

BackforGood Sat 04-May-13 12:39:16

Bumping for the weekend crowd

freddiemisagreatshag Sat 04-May-13 12:42:59

I have an epson stylus sx235w was peanuts in tesco last year and I get ink off amazon that isn't real epson ink but does the job and it's cheap enough too.

OneHolyCow Sat 04-May-13 12:53:07

not wireless but have a cheapo epson too.. the older models take generic ink and that makes a big difference in price. Got the ink for a pound a cartidge off ebay.
Mine's an epson stylos color 880.

DTisMYdoctor Sat 04-May-13 13:07:29

Ooh, I'm after a new printer too. Preferably one that works with iPad too. Freddiemisagreatshag - was it easy to set up the wireless on that epson printer? I've just been looking at reviews and a few complaints about it being tricky to figure out.

freddiemisagreatshag Sat 04-May-13 13:09:50

It's was dead easy to set up.

BackforGood Sat 04-May-13 16:40:31

Thanks ladies.... any more experiences or do we go with Epson ?

freddiemisagreatshag Sat 04-May-13 16:44:46

there it is

and an example of ink

BackforGood Sat 04-May-13 16:58:48

Thanks Freddie - I'm particularly liking the price of the ink, compared with what we paid last time. smile

freddiemisagreatshag Sat 04-May-13 17:11:38

I buy el cheapo ink and it's grand. I usually buy a multi-pack, and then get some extra blacks - if you put ink sx235w into amazon there's loads.

buckingfollocks Sat 04-May-13 18:29:51

thanks Freddie - just reserved the printer from Argos and ordered the inks on Amazon!

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 05-May-13 09:55:49

Let me know how you get on! If you get stuck with the installing gimme a shout

Showtime Sun 05-May-13 12:15:19

Bought Epson SX405 about 3 years ago, even professional had problem with wireless installation, and still unable to enlarge/reduce print sizes, but it's reliable and good with generic inks.

buckingfollocks Sun 05-May-13 14:45:21

just got it installed and printed out the test page - woop!

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 05-May-13 14:45:47

Woo hoo!! And it worked OK? And setting it up was OK?

buckingfollocks Sun 05-May-13 14:49:02

yes it was a doddle actually. Is now sitting very neatly under my TV and DVD player ready to go!
So glad as have been getting by for ages without a printer and can now print out vouchers for days out and my dd can use it for her homework, can also print stuff to help youngest DS learn his phonics. Very pleased, thanks for the recommendation

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 05-May-13 14:49:51

I really do think it's a fab wee printer. Cheap to buy and cheap to run.

Awh I'm fair chuffed you like it grin that's made my day <easy pleased>

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