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Best photo quality printer £100 or less

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by miniman, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. miniman

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    As per title. I need to buy a printer, I have done a search and there seems to be a problem with epsons if not used to often. so if you had up to £100 to spend on a printer or all in one what one would you buy. Thanks in advance for your help. Mark
     
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    Well I use an Epson R200 that I bought a while back for £100, but is available for a fair bit less now. I bought this because it was one of the first printers to print directly to CD/DVD discs. I am very happy with the results for both discs and photos, not that I print photos that often. I've had no problems due to not useing it that often.
    Previously I had always owned Canon printers that were also very good with photos. TBH I don't think any of the printers with black & 5 colours will be bad for photos, so just make sure what you opt for does not only use 3 colours. Next check the cost of replacement ink. Individual colour cartridges can save a few quid as you only replace the required cartridge, but in my experience they nearly always run out at around the same time, or close to, anyway.

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  3. miniman

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    Thanks for the reply, I was thinking of getting the r300 as it's available for £80 and the inks seem cheap. I was all set to order until I read some threads that were negative, saying that the inks dry out. Your post has restored some faith. Thanks Mark
     
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    I've got an R300 that only comes out for photos. It gets used about once a fortnight and its four months old. No problems yet.
     
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    Well that's far more use than mine gets. A couple of pages of text a month and colour every couple of months, and photos as & when required which is normally only once or twice a year. As I say, with this occassional use I've had no problems with the ink drying out. I've just replaced my black for the first time since new - about 18 months ago I think, but still have all the origional colour tanks, but a couple have just about run out.

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    I'd certainly recommend a Canon, the IP4000 if you can find it within your budget. Awesome printer IMO.

    I've never had ANY joy with Epson printers :thumbsdow
     
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    I have sold over 200 R200s now only ever had 1 back because it would not take the paper straight

    I sell them for £55 (With No Inks) i also have one myself they are great printers

    Inks i sell for £6 a set but you can buy em cheaper than that in bulk (thats compatible of course)
     
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    Thanks for all the replys. I think I will go for the epson R300 as pc world are selling them for £80 and the inks are cheap if sourced from elsewhere. mark
     

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