Should I buy this printer?

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero Active Member

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    Need to replace my old canon i850. Anyone have one?

    Also, any word on when canon announces new stuff?
     
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    eww.

    canon == great cameras && shitty printers.

    I'd say Epson gives good "bang for the buck" in printers. I have both the RX500 and RX620 and they've been excellent to me.
     
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    Oops, should have said. I do not want an all-in-one.

    And, once again, you are wrong to use your ridiculous generalizations. Canon printers are shitty? My i850 printed some great quality prints through the years. I've had it for ~4 or so years.

    Anyone else?
     
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    my Kodak AIO 5300 sucks ass, but every time it breaks (always goes through printheads) they send out a new one with ink.

    I haven't had to buy ink since I bought the printer b/c they send you a new set with the new printhead and a new set when you send in the old printhead. I think it puts out pretty good looking 4x6 pics though.

    I have not had good luck with canon printers (only one I had was ~10 years ago and was only B&W)
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    what's your budget?

    ~$80 Epson Stylus Photo R280... 338ppm black, 4x6" print in 11 sec, also prints directly to CD/DVDs

    ~$130 Epson Stylus Photo R380... Same as above but with 3.5" LCD display and card readers

    ~$270 Epson Stylus Photo 1400... 13"x19" printing, also prints directly to CD/DVDs

    ~$360 - Epson Stylus Photo R800... 8-color ink with 1.5 pL heads
     
  6. negative zero

    negative zero Active Member

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    Thanks for the kodak info.

    I wasa originally hoping to stay under 200. When I ran across some users of the canon I mentioned above they all raved about it. And it was way under budget.
    That Epson Stylus Photo R380 looks intersting. I'll look up some reviews. Thanks.
     
  7. crontab

    crontab Oracle doesn't have customers, they have hostages.

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    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/820769/

    link to a good printer at an amazing price. canon is phasing out non-chipped ink printers..

    i'm thinking about buying this one even though i don't need it.. my i960 has suited me very well.

    [edit]looks like it's on back order.... =/ [/edit]
     
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    not to get off topic here, but what is a chipped printer?
     
  9. crontab

    crontab Oracle doesn't have customers, they have hostages.

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    dyslexic typo, i meant to type chipped printer ink. one method of monitoring ink status, where the ink cartridges with this capability are generally more $$$ at no real benefit to the consumer
     
  10. Jake!

    Jake! Guest

    I've gone back to a B&W laser.... it has saved a TON of cash with generic toner.

    samsung ml-2010 for ~$50 from staples and less than $40 for a toner cartage that lasts me about 18 months
     

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