Printer recommendations

Joe Noodles

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Printers, which are the best for a low price, Canon, Epson, Samsung etc anyone got any ideas? to be used to print pictures
and lower costs on ink also?
TIA Joe
 

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If your after top photo quality then it will need to be a colour laser printer. Have a look at the Brother models which are good vfm and the toner cartridges are reasonable in price.
 

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If your after top photo quality then it will need to be a colour laser printer. Have a look at the Brother models which are good vfm and the toner cartridges are reasonable in price.
Thank you 👍
Ya I did read that laser printers are better for print quality and does not waste ink
 

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I know mate, I have a brother laser but have seen people do this and what a mess it makes
 

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We use epsons at work and we have them at home. In one of our offices we have a work force printer like darren above but with the tanks that you fill with bottles of ink. These last for ages. If my office i have the xp-900 and we just buy cheap aftermarket cartridges. We have had xp-800 and 600 and at home I have the xp-415 and we have had it for years.
 

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I used Epsom in the past but gave up so now it's a cheap HP scanner printer for £40 from Argos.
I personally think their purposely made not to last. I'm positive they could make something with less parts, less ink, cheap, and not fooking clog up but why should they ?
 

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I used Epsom in the past but gave up so now it's a cheap HP scanner printer for £40 from Argos.
I personally think their purposely made not to last. I'm positive they could make something with less parts, less ink, cheap, and not fooking clog up but why should they ?
I read that inkjet printers clog up cos if you don't print a lot the ink clogs up on the nozzle like glue does if you don't use for awhile
laser printers don't do that
 

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I read that inkjet printers clog up cos if you don't print a lot the ink clogs up on the nozzle like glue does if you don't use for awhile
laser printers don't do that
Every inkjet printer I ever had clogged up because I never used it often enough. I don’t own a printer now and just ask somebody else to do it for me with their printer🤔😆tbh though I rarely need anything printing nowadays.
 

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Every inkjet printer I ever had clogged up because I never used it often enough. I don’t own a printer now and just ask somebody else to do it for me with their printer🤔😆tbh though I rarely need anything printing nowadays.
Same here it just doesn't get used enough. Last 2 I've had to chuck away because they wouldn't unclog.
I now try to remember to print a test page every so often.
 

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Got Epson about 10 years ago and got like 25+ replacement inks for £20 on ebay. I still have some inks left.

Always look at the cost of ink when buying a printer. In many cases they make a loss on the printer cause they make their money back 100 x on ink.
 

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Best to do a test print every 3 to 4 weeks to keep the head clean

Got some compatible inks from fleeby bay but never use the printer loads

After having them for a long time i noticed some of the new cartridges had dried out

So i ended up getting a set of refillable cartridges with auto reset chip
 

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Best to do a test print every 3 to 4 weeks to keep the head clean

Got some compatible inks from fleeby bay but never use the printer loads

After having them for a long time i noticed some of the new cartridges had dried out

So i ended up getting a set of refillable cartridges with auto reset chip

Thank you very much for the information.
 
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