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September 14, 2004 2:27:59 PM

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Hi All,
I am planning to buy a printer (under $100.00) with following requirements.
1. It must have separate B/W and color cartridge (One for each color is even
better, so refilling will be less expensive)
2. Cost of cartridge is lowest.
3. It can print reasonable good text (B/W), I don't need highest quality.
4. It can print photo on 8"X11" photo paper (with or without border) with
reasonable good quality.


I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.

Thanks
Gaurav

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September 14, 2004 2:28:00 PM

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I would forget the Epsons,go for Canon! Look into a Canon ,they are usually
the cheapest to operate.The ip3000 or the older i860/865 would be a good
choice.
"Gaurav Dixit" <gdixit@vzavenue.net> wrote in message
news:1095172078.uCUShQKptYuribXMmXfyxg@teranews...
> Hi All,
> I am planning to buy a printer (under $100.00) with following
requirements.
> 1. It must have separate B/W and color cartridge (One for each color is
even
> better, so refilling will be less expensive)
> 2. Cost of cartridge is lowest.
> 3. It can print reasonable good text (B/W), I don't need highest quality.
> 4. It can print photo on 8"X11" photo paper (with or without border) with
> reasonable good quality.
>
>
> I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
> requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
> Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
> cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.
>
> Thanks
> Gaurav
>
>
Anonymous
September 14, 2004 2:28:00 PM

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Canon I560 or I860 are WAY cheaper to operate.


"Gaurav Dixit" <gdixit@vzavenue.net> wrote in message
news:1095172078.uCUShQKptYuribXMmXfyxg@teranews...
> Hi All,
> I am planning to buy a printer (under $100.00) with following
requirements.
> 1. It must have separate B/W and color cartridge (One for each color is
even
> better, so refilling will be less expensive)
> 2. Cost of cartridge is lowest.
> 3. It can print reasonable good text (B/W), I don't need highest quality.
> 4. It can print photo on 8"X11" photo paper (with or without border) with
> reasonable good quality.
>
>
> I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
> requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
> Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
> cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.
>
> Thanks
> Gaurav
>
>
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September 14, 2004 8:24:04 PM

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Gaurav Dixit wrote:

>I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
>requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
>Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
>cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.

Canon makes some of the most economical printers on the market. Their
"think tank" ink system uses individual colour cartridges and they seem
to produce the highest page coverage, keeping cost per page low.

The ink tanks are also very easy to refill, dropping costs to about
1/10th the price of replacement cartridges. With good quality
third-party photo paper and refilled ink tanks, you can print photos at
home for less than any photo lab I've come across.
September 15, 2004 2:37:35 PM

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Just don't buy a printer that uses a chipped cartridge. Canon printers are
good but I like HP printers. I think the Photo quality is better on the HP.
Pete
"Gaurav Dixit" <gdixit@vzavenue.net> wrote in message
news:1095172078.uCUShQKptYuribXMmXfyxg@teranews...
> Hi All,
> I am planning to buy a printer (under $100.00) with following
requirements.
> 1. It must have separate B/W and color cartridge (One for each color is
even
> better, so refilling will be less expensive)
> 2. Cost of cartridge is lowest.
> 3. It can print reasonable good text (B/W), I don't need highest quality.
> 4. It can print photo on 8"X11" photo paper (with or without border) with
> reasonable good quality.
>
>
> I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
> requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
> Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
> cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.
>
> Thanks
> Gaurav
>
>
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 10:57:09 PM

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I bought a Epson C84 for 86USD and am getting a 20USD rebate on it.
I buy my carts from Printpal.com for 7 and 8 USD each shipped free.
They work great
the C84 is an excellent printer

JIm


"Pete" <ppremock1@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Just don't buy a printer that uses a chipped cartridge. Canon printers are
> good but I like HP printers. I think the Photo quality is better on the
> HP.
> Pete
> "Gaurav Dixit" <gdixit@vzavenue.net> wrote in message
> news:1095172078.uCUShQKptYuribXMmXfyxg@teranews...
>> Hi All,
>> I am planning to buy a printer (under $100.00) with following
> requirements.
>> 1. It must have separate B/W and color cartridge (One for each color is
> even
>> better, so refilling will be less expensive)
>> 2. Cost of cartridge is lowest.
>> 3. It can print reasonable good text (B/W), I don't need highest quality.
>> 4. It can print photo on 8"X11" photo paper (with or without border) with
>> reasonable good quality.
>>
>>
>> I read in this group and on web, Epson-825/925 looks good match of my
>> requirement, any comment? It looks Epson ink is much cheaper than others.
>> Some of their models have one color cartridge and other have 4 color
>> cartridges(one for each color), apart from B/W.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Gaurav
>>
>>
>
>
July 14, 2009 9:26:21 PM

I had an HP Photosmart that was a nightmare. They screwed me on my extended warrentee, and the printer needed replacing every three months due to fatal errors.

I had a Dell printer that was a nightmare as well. It crinkled up the pages and just sucked.

I'm in a similar tough spot in trying to find a new good one.

I want mine to:

-Lowest ink costs possible
-Scan
-Auto-feed for scanning
-Have 6 x 4 photo feed
-Print reasonably fast
-High quality text
-Have screen (but not totally required)



Anonymous
April 22, 2010 3:33:31 AM

I have an EPSON NX100 color printer/scanner. I'm looking to replace it. The ink is expensive; $23-$26 USD per refill, per color.

The downside of separate B/W and color cartridge (one for each color) is that the printer won't work unless all 4 colors have ink. So if you run out of yellow and you're in the middle of a black and white print job, you've got to go buy ink or keep $100 of ink on hand. None of the cartidges work if one color is out.

May 2, 2010 1:33:21 AM

My Canon works very well. 3 colors and 2 blacks, one for photos and one for print. Ink tanks are only $4 each because you're just replacing the ink not the printer head. I've had to replace the printer head once in 6 years but that's alot cheaper than changing it everytime you need ink like those other brands do. I think it has a bypass button if you run out of one color.
May 25, 2010 8:12:52 PM

Definitely, stay away from HP... has the most expensive ink EVER!
June 14, 2010 9:10:33 PM

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