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#541639 - 4th Jul 2011 9:12am Thinking of buying a printer ***
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Could anyone please advise which is better

The first one is from Lidl priced at 49.99 Canon Pixma MX340
The Second one is from Aldi priced at 59.99 HP Officejet 4500

Both are wireless, does any one have any ideas which is better.

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#541641 - 4th Jul 2011 9:17am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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When buying a printer I try to find how much the ink is - original inks and compatibles. Sometimes the cheapest printers cost the most in inks


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#541643 - 4th Jul 2011 9:19am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: derekdwc]
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I've checked prices of inks, they are virtually the same prices, and I think both can be re-filled


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#541646 - 4th Jul 2011 9:28am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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I got one an epson printer for a friend a couple of weeks ago for 39.99 from PC World...So me personally I'd check there, sometimes they have managers specials which are good printers but reduced in price.

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#541648 - 4th Jul 2011 9:34am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Maisie]
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Thanks
I just checked on Which web site, here are there opions on both
http://www.which.co.uk/technology/computing/reviews/printers/compare/page-1/basket-canon-pixma-mx340,hp-officejet-4500-wireless/page-1/view-25/sort-urlName-ASCENDING/activefilter-1/appliedfilter-TWFudWZhY3R1cmVyLTU5NTMxLS1IUA==/low-/high-/appliedglobal-false-false/


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#541664 - 4th Jul 2011 10:32am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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so the one that is slightly more expensive is a fair bit more economical... so i guess it comes down to how much u are likely to use it... the rest looks fairly even from that comparison!

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#541752 - 4th Jul 2011 3:16pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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Personally, I won't touch any printer unless it's an Epson, most printer makes, the print quality is very good but the price of the OEM replacement cartridges are way beyond what they are worth, if you can afford to buy HP replacement cartridges then go for that one, as HP printers are very good, me I buy my cartridges for my epsons from the Ellesmere Port market around 8-00p a set, horses for courses.

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#541754 - 4th Jul 2011 3:21pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: davew3]
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Originally Posted By: davew3
Personally, I won't touch any printer unless it's an Epson, most printer makes, the print quality is very good but the price of the OEM replacement cartridges are way beyond what they are worth, if you can afford to buy HP replacement cartridges then go for that one, as HP printers are very good, me I buy my cartridges for my epsons from the Ellesmere Port market around 8-00p a set, horses for courses.


Same here , two full sets with an extra two black cartridges cost 6.00 inc. p&p on line .

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#541786 - 4th Jul 2011 4:58pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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Hiya, I'd also go for Epson all the time, You can go WiFi, The compatible inks are cheap etc etc. I've only used epson and wouldn't use anything else, that's why you see so many HPs, Canons, Lexmarks at carboot sales. smile smile


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#549898 - 20th Jul 2011 8:34pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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ive got one for Sale HP officejet 7310 all in one, spare ink as well my ex gave it to me as his new wife already had one its 20 if interested

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#550090 - 21st Jul 2011 11:49am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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You will find in general, that the more you pay for a printer the cheaper the cartridges will be and vice versa, not always the case I may add.
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#550275 - 21st Jul 2011 8:15pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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I've always been impressed with HP laser printers. I've got one which is 10 years old and still going strong!

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#550311 - 21st Jul 2011 9:55pm Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: yewgarth]
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Originally Posted By: Nigel
You will find in general, that the more you pay for a printer the cheaper the cartridges will be and vice versa

Theres a cheap Dell colour laser printer, that uses just about the cheapest colour toner ive ever come across (about 20 for all 4 toners), and has a remarkable reputation (tis sold on eBuyer for about 130).

Also, Kodaks are not particuarly expensive (reguarly see PC World and the like selling them for 30 or so) and yet they have the cheapest OEM cartidges on the market (in fact, that has been the USP of their range since they launched it a few years back).

So I think the idea that cheaper means more expensive is entirely flawwed.

Originally Posted By: yewgarth
Hiya, I'd also go for Epson all the time, You can go WiFi, The compatible inks are cheap etc etc. I've only used epson and wouldn't use anything else, that's why you see so many HPs, Canons, Lexmarks at carboot sales. smile smile

If you've only used Epson, then you can''t really comment on other printers can you?

Personally, ive had a lexmark (utter crap, expensive cartidges), Canon (very good but was BJC200 so many years ago before inkjets became commonplace), an Olivetti dot-matrix printer before that haha, a couple of Epsons after recommended by my father (okay printers, but found them to cheap built "on the cheap", quality not all there build-wise, and the stupid heads on the printer [the reason the compatible cartidges are so cheap] means they give no-end of problems as they get older), and finally, I have, for the past 3 printers, had HP - not had a problem, currently using a Deskjet 5550c and Photosmart 7450 - ink is fairly cheap on ebay for the genuine cartridges, and generally had little in the way of problems over the years. Also, currently have a Brother laser that I use for 99% of my printing and it beats any of the inkjets I have had hands-down - no fuss, fast as fook (20ppm), highest-quality, crisp and precise text and graphics everytime, never has problems taking extra pages of paper through etc, just sits there and kicks in when I need it (and the toner is about 16 and does around 2000 pages so it hardly ever needs replacing, even though I do a significant amount of printing [which has vastly increased since getting a laser]).

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#553405 - 29th Jul 2011 11:22am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: Clive]
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I got the Kodak ESP c310, it was on offer in pc world, great little printer & has the cheapest ink on the Market. It also has an iPod/iPhone/iPad app for printer.
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#553933 - 31st Jul 2011 12:12am Re: Thinking of buying a printer [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Originally Posted By: Nigel
You will find in general, that the more you pay for a printer the cheaper the cartridges will be and vice versa

Theres a cheap Dell colour laser printer, that uses just about the cheapest colour toner ive ever come across (about 20 for all 4 toners), and has a remarkable reputation (tis sold on eBuyer for about 130).

Also, Kodaks are not particuarly expensive (reguarly see PC World and the like selling them for 30 or so) and yet they have the cheapest OEM cartidges on the market (in fact, that has been the USP of their range since they launched it a few years back).

So I think the idea that cheaper means more expensive is entirely flawwed.

Originally Posted By: yewgarth
Hiya, I'd also go for Epson all the time, You can go WiFi, The compatible inks are cheap etc etc. I've only used epson and wouldn't use anything else, that's why you see so many HPs, Canons, Lexmarks at carboot sales. smile smile

If you've only used Epson, then you can''t really comment on other printers can you?

Personally, ive had a lexmark (utter crap, expensive cartidges), Canon (very good but was BJC200 so many years ago before inkjets became commonplace), an Olivetti dot-matrix printer before that haha, a couple of Epsons after recommended by my father (okay printers, but found them to cheap built "on the cheap", quality not all there build-wise, and the stupid heads on the printer [the reason the compatible cartidges are so cheap] means they give no-end of problems as they get older), and finally, I have, for the past 3 printers, had HP - not had a problem, currently using a Deskjet 5550c and Photosmart 7450 - ink is fairly cheap on ebay for the genuine cartridges, and generally had little in the way of problems over the years. Also, currently have a Brother laser that I use for 99% of my printing and it beats any of the inkjets I have had hands-down - no fuss, fast as fook (20ppm), highest-quality, crisp and precise text and graphics everytime, never has problems taking extra pages of paper through etc, just sits there and kicks in when I need it (and the toner is about 16 and does around 2000 pages so it hardly ever needs replacing, even though I do a significant amount of printing [which has vastly increased since getting a laser]).

smile

Nah i've obviously used others, you just can't beat epson for price and cheapness of ink.

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