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Had my Canon S750 inkjet printer for four years and it's been superb.
It's also been incredibly cheap to run compared to its predecessor: a rip-off Lexmark (the manufacturer who give the printers away so as to charge 10 times that amount for the ink.)
The black jet on my S750 has "expired" and a repair with a new head would cost so much, it isn't worth it.
So can anyone recommend a suitable inkjet (with low running costs!) as a replacement?????? Thanks!
The best advice is to stick with what you know but having said that stuff changes so much the Canon may be a dissappointment - who can say, you only have to watch the monthly charts in PCA to see the Ring a Roses that Epson Canon HP play
Like TT I'm with Epson.
Stick with Canon.
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My S630 has a replaceable print head - does the S750 not? Thought they were only about £50.
Thanks for the advice & suggestions, it is pretty bewildering, this see-sawing of position between Canon and Epson. I've never had an Epson, though have heard only good things about their quality -- then again though, this Canon has been so good, too, that I'm flummoxed over its replacement.
PaulB: I'll go follow that link you provided -- many thanks -- and review what's available now. As to an S750 repair / replacement print head, the thing is I only paid £82 for the S750 in what was then known as a Dabs' online auction (not sure if Dabs do them anymore) and this printer has been in more less 5-day a week use since acquisition.
So for the money spent, I've actually no complaints -- but forking out £50 now might not be too sensible an investment in view of its age. Still; I'll be really sorry to see it go, this is one printer to which I've become attached in every sense of the word!
The only thing i'll say is that in defence of Canon, if my S630 needed a new ink head then i'd consider replaceing it before buying a new printer. It's been brilliant for over 5 years now.
The only other advantage i can state of Canon over Epson is the clear ink tanks. You can see Canons use every last drop of the ink you pay for. Unlike Epson which retain a large % (apparently upto 30%) once they have "run out".
I have a client who uses a few Epsons. He replaces each one every 12-18 months because of various breakdowns and the "Service Light" problem - where the printer no longer prints but needs Servicing / Binning because the Waste Ink pad is full.
Point taken, Paul -- and thanks again!
Have to say, I'm being cautious right now. . . The problem (if one can call it that!) is that the Canon S750 excelled in mono text print quality -- very important to me, by virtue of occupation -- yet delivered great results as a photo-printer.
Looking at some reviews of models from all the major brands, I keep coming across bouquets for photo-printing and brick-bats for text output.
Obviously, many users have no need for a good ol' text printer (I recently printed off an entire 200pp manuscript in the S750's draft mode -- it was so sharp, legible, flawless and consistent there was no need at all to re-run in 'standard' output) so it's no wonder so many reviews nowadays emphasise photo print quality above all else.
So anyway. . . I'm still pondering!!
and I had to replace the print head about 3 years ago...
It cost the best part of £90.
It's been excellent, for both text and pics, but it did cost me £160 back in 2001... and even then decent domestic printers could be had for about £50.
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