Time to retire my old(? 8 yrs) printer- and buy ??

  compumac 18:25 21 Feb 09

I have two printers one specifically for photographs (Epson R800)and quality documents where good colour is necessary, and another HP (959C)workhorse for all other work including less quality colour requirements. The HP is now showing signs of wear and I think the time has come for replacement.
Any recommendations out there for an economical cartridge wise) printer. I am not looking necessarily for a cheap printer as the running costs of replacement cartridges are too high for the lower end but would welcome any suggestions.

  compumac 09:56 22 Feb 09


  TonyV 10:56 22 Feb 09

Stick with a new HP but it seems difficult now to get a simple standalone printer. They all seem to come with a scanner plus whatever else they deem necessary these days.


  Diodorus Siculus 11:00 22 Feb 09

Get a Canon Pixma IP4500 - choicestationery do compatible cartridges at a good price.

Have you considered a monochrome laser? It will be much more economical.

  Border View 11:42 22 Feb 09

Dont let the "refurbished" put you off. I have bought both stand alone printer ip4500 and Scanner and they are excellent. Good company to purchase from. Canon outlet on e-bay click here

Starting price for the printer today is £22.00

Good luck

  compumac 12:49 22 Feb 09

I had not realised until I started looking yesterday that the majority are now multifunction units.
Diodorus Siculus
In respect of a monochrome laser I had an old Brother laser that served well so perhaps I might look at lasres as well.

  weedman 18:27 26 Feb 09

I've had a CANON Pixma MP520 for 14 months now and am very pleased with it - no problems so far.

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