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#383835 - 02/05/14 11:05 AM OT: Printer needed
tony mads usa Online   cool2
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I need a new printer for a DELL PC - looking for a printer/fax/scanner combo that won't 'break the bank' ... any suggestions?

STAPLES is having a big sale on CANON

THANKS


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#383836 - 02/05/14 11:07 AM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: tony mads usa]
DonM Online   elvis
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Be sure and check the prices of ink for the models you are considering. It is MUCH cheaper for some brands.
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#383837 - 02/05/14 11:17 AM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: DonM]
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Oh yeah ... tell me about it ... but thanks Don ...
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#383842 - 02/05/14 11:37 AM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: tony mads usa]
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get one that prints CD's....always useful.

Epson Artisan 700

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?oid=63083402

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#383846 - 02/05/14 11:53 AM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: tony mads usa]
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go with the Epson - the ink is far less expensive than the others. I have the Artisan 50 for printing CDs - it's great and fast.

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#383848 - 02/05/14 12:01 PM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: travlin'easy]
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Originally Posted By: travlin'easy
go with the Epson - the ink is far less expensive than the others. I have the Artisan 50 for printing CDs - it's great and fast.

Gary cool


love my epson also cool2

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#383852 - 02/05/14 12:24 PM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: Dnj]
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We have an Epson on my PC, has CD capability ... Lydia has her own business and needs one for her office so I figure an all-in-one is the way to go ...
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#383861 - 02/05/14 01:05 PM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: tony mads usa]
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If colour printing isn't a requirement you may want to consider a cheap laser printer or all in one. The cost per page to operate a laser is more affordable, and the toner cartridge doesn't dry out like an unused inkjet does.

I love mine, I've had it since the mid 2000's, and I'm still on the toner cartridge that came with the printer.


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#383872 - 02/05/14 02:12 PM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: tony mads usa]
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I have two Epsons. No problems at all.
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#383876 - 02/05/14 02:19 PM Re: OT: Printer needed [Re: big741.1]
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Originally Posted By: big741.1
If colour printing isn't a requirement you may want to consider a cheap laser printer or all in one. The cost per page to operate a laser is more affordable, and the toner cartridge doesn't dry out like an unused inkjet does.

I love mine, I've had it since the mid 2000's, and I'm still on the toner cartridge that came with the printer.


The CHEAP laser printers tend to be expensive per page, too. Check how much the toner costs and what capacity it has. I bought a Samsung black/white laser printer for about 150 Euros, and the costs per page are only 2 cents. Laser printers of less than 100 Euros often have 4-5 cents per page.
There are a lot of ink printers with high-capacity cartridges for black ink, they are also cheap per page (e.g. a lot of HP models).

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