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I'm losing patience with the exorbitant costs of replacing my LexMark
Z23 inkjet cartridges. And after getting into a dreadful mess trying
to refill the colour cartridge over the weekend, I've decided to cut
my losses and buy a new low end printer.
My requirements are very modest (which is why I've tolerated the cheap
and cheerful Z23 for a year or two, since it came bundled with my PC).
But my local 'printer/refill store' has persuaded me that Canon
cartridges are cheaper, so I'm looking at either the Pixma iP1500 or
the Pixma iP2000. However, there's a 25UKP (45USD) price difference,
so I'm seeking expert advice please. The store says "2000 is better
quality, will last longer." But given my undemanding requirements (no
photographs, just a few maps etc, fair bit of b/w text), would I
notice any difference in practice?