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i need a new printer, can you recommend anything.

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piratecat Sun 23-Feb-14 16:29:48

Not too pricey, just reliable and with fairly priced inks.

I have a canon pixma 460, and it's been nothing but pretty rubbish. Lines, ink everywhere, and now faded prints even though i have bought new cartridges.

i want to spend no more than about £70.

or any advice for the faded prints. thankyou

Snugglesrock Sun 23-Feb-14 16:48:15

I asked this question in cartridge works yesterday. Apparently he would recommend a brother sth or other about 65 from him. Wireless. Great use of ink etc.
sorry I'm not at all useful with this kind of stuff but I was quite impressed by his knowledge grin

Snugglesrock Sun 23-Feb-14 16:48:30

Cartridge world even

piratecat Sun 23-Feb-14 16:55:59

hi there, thanks for that info. a brother --which one did you mean?

PigletJohn Sun 23-Feb-14 17:03:44

do you actually use the colours?

a monochrome laser printer is very much cheaper to run, and mine last for years and years.

piratecat Sun 23-Feb-14 17:09:57

hi yes i should have said, colour is key.

Snugglesrock Sun 23-Feb-14 18:47:33

I'm sorry I didn't get model number just looked on their website and nothing linked hmm
Have a mooch on say Currys for a brother around that price range would be my suggestion. Sorry I'm no more use than that!!

wyrdyBird Sun 23-Feb-14 23:11:45

This was asked in Chat recently, and whilst I like Pixma printers, other posters really seemed to favour the HP5520
Link to thread

...about £70 too

I changed from inkjets to laser printers a while ago and I wouldn't change back. You would need to up your budget a little, but you can get a colour laser from £99.

piratecat Mon 24-Feb-14 14:29:44

hi that one, it says you've no slot for a memory card and no borderless printing?

is the quality much better than inkjet at this price? someone lined to an inkjet at a similar price here.
HP Deskjet here

what are the ink prices like for this? thankyou

piratecat Mon 24-Feb-14 14:33:30

wow, the inks are pricey!!

The quality difference to an inkjet, probably wouldn't be huge. A laser won't do photo quality printing, but the print is likely to be good enough for most purposes.

The major advantage of a laser printer is that it will be largely trouble free. You can leave it unused for months and it will just work when you need it where an inkjet would probably clog. Toner cartridges are quite expensive, but they will last for ages. I only change my colour cartridges around every 2 years and the black cartridges roughly annually, so the overall costs are quite low, but it can be quite a shock if you have to change a whole set at once.

PigletJohn Mon 24-Feb-14 14:56:53

cost per copy is far, far, far, far less with a laser printer.

amicissimma Thu 27-Feb-14 21:49:29

When I had to make an emergency printer purchase I found the HP Deskjet 1000, which I imagine has been superseded by the 1010 (Argos have it for £39.95 I think). It uses 301 ink.

I bought it in Argos for £30. It prints. The prints are clear and legible. Pictures are clear and the colours seem realistic. The ink consumption seems OK. It doesn't strike me as slow, or noisy (nor superfast nor super quiet!). I've had it about a year now and it doesn't mess about with silly error messages. It just prints.

I use it on various computers and it's always been a case of pulling the cable out of one and sticking it in the other. First time it's found whatever it needs to set up online, after that it just goes. It's small enough to move around if necessary.

I dare say the quality isn't top of the range. But it just prints perfectly well. Reliably.

piratecat Thu 27-Feb-14 22:34:32

hey thanks for the recommendation, i will investigate further.!

EugenesAxe Thu 27-Feb-14 23:05:16

I would not get a Kodak (inkjet). Very high ink turnover and print quality on ours isn't great, despite supposedly being brilliant for photos.

Blewitt Fri 28-Feb-14 08:55:24

Avoid kodak hero, one of the worst things I have ever bought. Can't wait for it to die!

Sherlockscheekbones Sat 01-Mar-14 20:46:10

really need a new printer too. any more advice?

PigletJohn Sat 01-Mar-14 21:24:01

do you NEED to print in colour, or would black on white do?

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