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Efficient Inkjet Printer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by modgodtanvir, 5 Oct 2008.

  1. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

    28 May 2007
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    Hey there,

    Could anyone recommend an inkjet printer which doesn't rip you off? Today, when I was forced to replace my ink in my Epson All-in-one, I cracked open the 'empty' to find that it was more than half full... But because of the whole chip thing, I can't use it because it claims to be 'empty'. Also, in the process of loading the new cartridge, the others also get a head cleaning, which cost me about £3.00 on top as well...

    As you can imagine, this really p*ssed me off, because that about £8.00 of ink in the bin... so could anyone recommend a modern printer which they know to be efficient and non-wasting?

    I'm not going laser because I simply don't print that much stuff...

    MGT :hip:
  2. n0cturnull

    n0cturnull Desperate to MOD!! =P

    30 Aug 2008
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    i may recommend HP deskjet F4172 :thumb: which i am using now, its pretty economic and efficient in printing IMO

    i may say that i am satisfied with this printer.
  3. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

    20 Jan 2005
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    I like Canon's multifunction series of inkjets. Sometimes the low-ink warning goes off when there's maybe 5-10% ink left in the tank, but it doesn't scream at you until the tanks are bone dry.

    They also have two black cartridges - one for photos, one for text, and that helps prolong ink tank life.

    Since you only have to buy ink tanks and not "cartridges" the system is relatively economical. I've had to replace the printer head once (now, after three years). Canon replaced it for free and shipped it to me using expedited shipping.
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

    15 Feb 2004
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    Honestly, a cheap laser is a far better investment unless you need the color printing. Mine cost about $100 (Samsung ML1710, discontinued but there are others in the price range), works better for document printing than any inkjet I've ever touched, and I didn't have to replace the original only 1/3-full toner that comes with it for about three years.

    All inkjets are designed to be cheap and wasteful in order to sell you more ink, which is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet

    Regardless, I'd stay as far away from HP as possible. Not once in my life have I had a good experience with any of their products, and their printers are the worst of anything IMO.
  5. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

    4 Dec 2007
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    I've got the samsung CLP-300, £100 for the printer, and it's nice and compact for a laser.
  6. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

    26 May 2005
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    I've said this before but its worth repeating, I got an old office grade HP Laserjet 5 off ebay 5 years ago, still going strong toners been refiled once and its done 3 dissertations and the gf's law degree and with its on board print server its really handy hidden in a cupboard. Just a thought for you.

    Couple that with a good photo printer and you've got your bases covered

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