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Best budget printer


smiiithy2009
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Hi guys,

I am looking for some help. I need a sub £80 printer and have been looking at the Kodak ESP 3250. The cost effectiveness of ink appeals greatly to me. The printer will go in the same room as my ethernet/wifi router and a network facility would be beneficial but not essential.

Any suggestions?

Cheers,

Mike

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smiiithy2009

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Right I'm liking the look of this-

HP 3050
click here

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

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smiiithy2009

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Any thoughts on these?

click here

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Cheers,

Mike

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onionskin

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Hmmm. After checking around, maybe it's not such a good price if it ISN'T wireless. As I said, I'm not sure. I saw it in-store at Stockport - Currys website is next to useless.

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onionskin

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Inkjets are a pain if you don't do a lot of printing, you waste half your ink cleaning the jets.

I was in Currys today, they're selling the Samsung CLP-315 colour laser printer for £70, (I'm not sure if it was wireless or not, but I think it was). It's end of line/while stocks last, but that's a pretty good price, it's £200 on Amazon.

Because it's end of line, you have to decide how long you think toner cartridges will be available, there seem to be plenty of 3rd party sellers of compatibles.

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smiiithy2009

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I'm reviving this thread as I'm looking to purchase a printer in the January sales.

Priorities are:
Cost of ink
Network facility (ethernet/wifi)

4 colour would do as it would be mainly used for documents. Looking to spend under £80 if possible. I still quite like the Kodak ESP 3250 we have at work, but this would be no good as it can't be networked. Another Kodak would be good.

Cheers,

Mike

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Jameslayer

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The kodak came out best in the poc advisor. click here& and they said it costs £65 is it saves 15 on your cost.

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Kevscar1

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Need some more info to make recommendations. Are you going to be printing lots of photos in which case you need 6 colour or mainly documnets 4 colour will do. Do you want all in one. Don't like them myself but some people need the space saving they give.

Epson special offers. click here

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smiiithy2009

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So back to the point, what printer can I get that is under £80 and has network printing with similar spec to the Kodak? Or what printer/wifi usb combo can I get for a similar price?

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Chris the Ancient

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Accepted.

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jack

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also to Chris the ancient and Kevscar
It just seemed odd thats all because there have been a flurry of such old posts of late- but as Smithy2009 says that's what you get when one does a seacrh'
Witness the one about self adhesive paper in a laser in recent days
I shall now go and sit in the corner

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