Should I buy this printer?

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    Need to replace my old canon i850. Anyone have one?

    Also, any word on when canon announces new stuff?
     
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    eww.

    canon == great cameras && shitty printers.

    I'd say Epson gives good "bang for the buck" in printers. I have both the RX500 and RX620 and they've been excellent to me.
     
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    Oops, should have said. I do not want an all-in-one.

    And, once again, you are wrong to use your ridiculous generalizations. Canon printers are shitty? My i850 printed some great quality prints through the years. I've had it for ~4 or so years.

    Anyone else?
     
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    my Kodak AIO 5300 sucks ass, but every time it breaks (always goes through printheads) they send out a new one with ink.

    I haven't had to buy ink since I bought the printer b/c they send you a new set with the new printhead and a new set when you send in the old printhead. I think it puts out pretty good looking 4x6 pics though.

    I have not had good luck with canon printers (only one I had was ~10 years ago and was only B&W)
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    what's your budget?

    ~$80 Epson Stylus Photo R280... 338ppm black, 4x6" print in 11 sec, also prints directly to CD/DVDs

    ~$130 Epson Stylus Photo R380... Same as above but with 3.5" LCD display and card readers

    ~$270 Epson Stylus Photo 1400... 13"x19" printing, also prints directly to CD/DVDs

    ~$360 - Epson Stylus Photo R800... 8-color ink with 1.5 pL heads
     
  6. negative zero

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    Thanks for the kodak info.

    I wasa originally hoping to stay under 200. When I ran across some users of the canon I mentioned above they all raved about it. And it was way under budget.
    That Epson Stylus Photo R380 looks intersting. I'll look up some reviews. Thanks.
     
  7. crontab

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    http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/820769/

    link to a good printer at an amazing price. canon is phasing out non-chipped ink printers..

    i'm thinking about buying this one even though i don't need it.. my i960 has suited me very well.

    [edit]looks like it's on back order.... =/ [/edit]
     
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    not to get off topic here, but what is a chipped printer?
     
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    dyslexic typo, i meant to type chipped printer ink. one method of monitoring ink status, where the ink cartridges with this capability are generally more $$$ at no real benefit to the consumer
     
  10. Jake!

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    I've gone back to a B&W laser.... it has saved a TON of cash with generic toner.

    samsung ml-2010 for ~$50 from staples and less than $40 for a toner cartage that lasts me about 18 months
     

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