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Looking for a cheap and cheerful printer

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by RMCF, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. RMCF

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    Looking for a compact, cheap printer for a student.

    After doing a little bit of searching, the one I had in mind was the Epson C46. It is compact, decent quality, and the replacement cartridges don't cost the earth.

    Can anyone suggest any others before I buy?
     
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    If you don't need colour, I'd pick up one of the £50 Samsung laser printers which appear on special every now and then.

    Replacement toner is cheap as chips.
     
  3. RMCF

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    Yeah had looked at these as they are reasonably priced.

    Only thing is that although the printer will be printing black text 90% of the time, it might be needed for colour the odd time.

    Also, I got the impression that the replacement toner cartridges for the Samsung lasers were in the £40 mark? Are they not?
     
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    I use the Canon Pixmia 1500, you can get one for 40.00 replacement ink color 2.00 black and white 1.00 had no trouble with mine.
     
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    I got one of those Samsung lasers when I was a student and it did such a stunning job I've just arranged for my brother to get one now he's starting uni. Faster, higher quality and cheaper printing than any inkjet.

    Really when is it necessary to print in colour unless you're into photography? Even if it does become absolutely necessary then it will always be possible on the university network or on the inkjet printer of a less well-informed friend who is spending a fortune on cartridges for noisy, slow and expensive printing. :)
     
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    I've been using the Samsung lasers for years now, very reliable indeed :thumbsup:
     
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    I always used my B&W printer when I was at uni and had a printer card for using the uni's colour printers on the very rare occasion that I needed it in colour
     
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    Would you not need a scanner at uni. :) If you do then one of the new dx3800 Epson all in one.
     
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    How do you change the inkjet cartridges in the Canon Pixma IP200,

    I have tried to change these cartridges but for the life of me i cannot see

    how They fit into the tank well Canon pixma owner come to my aid please.
     
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    Sorry my mistake the Canon Pixma ip2000.
     
  13. RMCF

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    On mine, if you pull down the black plastic flap at the front when its powered on the holder with the 2 ink cartridges attached moves over to the centre where you can easily remove them.
     
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    Interested in the Samsung Laser mentioned above.

    Assume this is the ML-2010R.

    I've found it for £40 plus P&P

    but not sure about the toner being 'cheap as chips'. From the same seller the toner is £47.49 so it's cheaper to buy a printer (which comes with a toner) and replace it when the toner is empty.

    Or are there better places to buy the toner?

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
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    Not necessarily the case here but sometimes the printer comes with a "token" amount of toner and the replacement cartridge comes with a lot more, but I take your point.
     
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    As the OP on this thread, I would like to mention that its terribly OLD !!!

    Just in case anybody might go looking for a printer that is isn't being made any more.
     
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    :D good point :rotfl:
     
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    I recently bought an office disposal HP Laserjet 4350TN from Ebay complete with a 75% full toner (good for another 5000 pages)

    Price new from Ebuyer £850
    Ebay £70 :D

    Buy laser printers with a NIC built in and hook up to your wireless router . much cheaper than the new wireless printers.
     
  20. vergil777

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    Do the cartridges click into the ink well, Or do they just sit side by side with

    nothing holding them, Still confused these cartridges are far too lose in the

    holder.
     
  21. RMCF

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    If you have a new cartridge it should be very easy to click them into their space.

    Lower it into the space (black on right and colour on left) - it should now sit quite loosely and wobble about if you touch it. But there should be a lip on the front of the cartridge. Just push forward on that and it should 'click' into position.

    Its not rocket science:smashin:
     

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