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Summary Table And Conclusion

Attractive Features: General-Purpose Inkjet Printers
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Name S300 S500 S630 Stylus C60 Stylus C70
Manufacturer Canon Canon Canon Epson Epson
Price $99 $149 $199 $99 $149
Resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 2880 x 720 dpi 2880 x 720 dpi
Cartridges 2 4 4 2 4
Colors 4 4 4 4 4
Speed, B&W 11 ppm 12 ppm 17 ppm 12 ppm 16 ppm
Speed, color 7,5 ppm 8 ppm 12 ppm 8 ppm 9,5 ppm
Connectivity USB USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel
Nozzles 704 1088 1088 288 540
Integrated memory 56 kB 62 kB 62 kB 32 kB 256 kB
Name Stylus C80 Stylus Photo 820 Deskjet 932c Deskjet 940c
Manufacturer Epson Epson HP HP
Price $179 $149 $130 $149
Resolution 2880 x 720 dpi 2880 x 720 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi
Cartridges 4 2 2 2
Colors 4 6 4 4
Speed, B&W 20 ppm 12 ppm 9 ppm 12 ppm
Speed, color 10 ppm 11 ppm 7,5 ppm 10 ppm
Connectivity USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel
Nozzles 540 288 708 708
Integrated memory 256 kB 32 kB 2 MB 2 MB
Name Deskjet 960c Deskjet 990cxi Z43 Z53
Manufacturer HP HP Lexmark Lexmark
Price $200 $300 $100 $130
Resolution 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi 2400 x 1200 dpi
Cartridges 2 2 2 2
Colors 4 4 4 / 6 4 / 6
Speed, B&W 15 ppm 17 ppm 12 ppm 16 ppm
Speed, color 12 ppm 13 ppm 6 ppm 8 ppm
Connectivity USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel USB & Parallel
Nozzles 708 708 400 400
Integrated memory 8 MB + RISC processor,33 MHz 8 MB + RISC processor, 33 MHz na na

This set of printers can be divided into two groups.

The first consists of inkjet printers which only have ink tank cartridges, namely Canon and Epson. The cartridges don't integrate print-heads, which means a risk of clogging and damage to the heads. Since the heads are fixed to the printer, all print operations could be affected. Another problem is that when it has been idle for a long time, when it starts running again the printer often begins with an ink circuit cleaning cycle. This is noisy, prolonged and heavy on the ink. So this kind of device is better left to those who use it regularly. To give you an idea, if long idle periods are frequent, then so are the cleaning cycles, and the ink consumption can reach 30% more than in our tests. The costs per page will increase proportinally. Canon will always be the cheapest on the market, but Epson will shoot up even higher than they are now.

Note that Canon and Epson have different responses to the issue of heads. When failure occurs (head completely blocked, damaged, etc.) the heads can always be changed. With Canon, all you have to do is buy a new one and install it yourself, which takes 5 seconds. With Epson, you have to send your device back to the factory for repairs. This can cost you quite a bit.

Another feature shared by Canon and Epson printers: they are much faster than HP and Lexmark.

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