Printer Suggestions, please
my ideas were to get a cheap printer, lexmark 3200 or to get an epson photo700. is there a new epson 750 coming out soon? Does the photo printer have the same clogging problems as the sylus series? what about the ink consumption in the two?
also, has anyone tried the canon 4400 with the scanner cartridge?
thanks in advance.
I love the Epson print quality of all the printers out there, but the clogs are a problem. I have a 600, and the yellow was clogged, and now the black is clogged.
The other issue with the Epson's is the print cartridges work with a suction, so once the cartridges are removed, they cannot be put back in.
I decided to purchase a new printer, because the cost of repairing the Epson would have been at least $100.
Repair:~$50 or more. (Cant replace the printhead yourself)
New Cartridges after repair:~$70
I got a Xerox for $129, and when I may need to replace the printhead, it pops right out with the swing of a small arm. Only drawback is the print quality is not as good as the Epson. From past experience, service and support w/Xerox is great, too.
I have used HP color printers for the last 5 years. Lowest cost per page. New print heads every time I change ink. Never had a problem. well worth the extra few $$ now for savings in the long run. I am presently using an HP 895. Even though it prints at a rated 300 dpi photos look really good even on plain paper in medium quality because of their RET technology.
Sometimes the cheapest priced printer isn't always the least expensive printing option. Check the prices and availability of supplies for the printer that you're considering.
I've got an Epson 1520 that I have used HEAVILY at work for the past year. With it running almost solid I have experienced very few problems regarding the ink cartridges. On a couple of occasions the printer didn't realize the cartridge was out of ink and continued to print. So I have adapted this idea to my 600 at home. If it hasn't been used in a few days I just print out a BMP or JPG file just to keep the ink flowing so it won't dry out. I also do the same thing with my HP 250C plotter at work. This has seemed to eliminate clogged carts for me anyway.
[This message has been edited by Psychoholic (edited 02-18-99).]
Ditto Luigi, but with the 1120 (need the big format). If you don't need such a high end unit, the 712 and 722 are down to $199 and $249. Same cartridges/mechanics as the rest of the line (882, 895, 1120, 1170, 1175 and 150 copier) just at reduced speed.
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