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gum digger
30-07-2006, 02:39 PM
Hi
I am about to buy a new color printer but cant decide which to buy.
My budget is 120 max
i would prefer the one with cheap catrage or refills. i am not after photo printing or anything just the usuals.

please suggest me 1.

chiefnz
30-07-2006, 03:47 PM
If you're in Auckland have a look at these.

1. Canon iP1600 Pixma Bubble Jet Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/Canon/Canon+iP1600+Pixma+Bubble+Jet+Printer.html)

2. Epson Stylus C45 InkJet Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/Epson/Epson+Stylus+C45+InkJet+Printer.html)

3. Epson Stylus C67 Injet Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/Epson/Epson+Sytlus+C67+Injet+Printer.html)

4. HP DJ3940 Colour Inkjet Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/HP/HP+DJ3940+Colour+Inkjet+Printer.html)

5. HP Deskjet 5440 Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/HP/HP+Deskjet+5440+Printer.html)

6. Lexmark Z617 A4 Colour Inkjet (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/Lexmark/Lexmark+Z617+A4+Colour+Inkjet+Dual+Cartridge%2C+wi th+USB+printer+cable.html)

7. Lexmark Z735 Inkjet Printer (http://www.eoneonline.co.nz/shop/COMPUTER+PARTS/Printer/Inkjet/Lexmark/Lexmark+Z735+Inkjet+Printer.html)

Hope that helps.

Cheers

chiefnz

gum digger
30-07-2006, 03:56 PM
Are they in any sort of order.

Speedy Gonzales
30-07-2006, 04:04 PM
If u can spare another $70, u could get a Brother MFC-215C (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/44cc2f760a0499f6273fc0a87f990716/Product/View/F0571)

It was $168, when I got it. But it's gone up $20.

Not bad for a scanner/printer/scanner/fax and card reader onboard.

It can also be flashed/updated with a program u get on the Brother site.

somebody
30-07-2006, 04:33 PM
I would avoid the Epson printers which use the T0631-634 series of cartridges. They go through ink like mad - I'm up to my 5th black ink cartridge so far this year.

pctek
30-07-2006, 04:47 PM
Forget the Lexmarks. Thats like a Fujitsu HDD or an ECS MB.

netchicken
31-07-2006, 06:56 AM
I have just done the same research to buy a printer.

Here are my conclusions from reading reviews on the net..

Avoid brother, used lots of ink and made lots of ink spills.
Epson are expensive for ink, and sometimes demand a new cartridge when the old one is not empty.

Canon came out as the best value for me.
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=64758&crumb=10005-10193-10196
And suprise suprise the cheapest near me at $99 was in Noel Lemmings
You not only get a printer, but a scanner & photocopier as well! Aint technology amazing.

So I bought one and I'm happy with it so far, good colors and good black.

The 110 was missing something, I forget what, the 170 had a card reader that i didn't need.

But the 150 seemed on the ball

The MP150 allows you to produce quality colour prints, copies and scans at home. Fast. Print your photos directly from compatible digital cameras using PictBridge with no need for a computer. Outstanding value.
Product features:
produce high-quality photos/documents at up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
1200 x 2400dpi scanner
up to 22ppm in mono and up to 17ppm in colour
photo lab quality 4" x 6" borderless photo in approx. 55sec.
up to A4 size prints
ChromaLife100 system for long lasting beautiful photos
direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible cameras
easy-to-use software
2 picolitre FINE print-head technology results in sharper text and enhanced image detail
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface ensures fast data transfer

CYaBro
31-07-2006, 07:15 AM
Definately stay away from the cheaper Brother inkjet printers.

Also, be careful with refilling your ink cartridges as this usually voids any warranty on the machine if the ink causes problems with the print head etc.
The amount of machines that come to our shop for repair due to refilled ink cartridges failing or causing other problems is very high!

gum digger
02-08-2006, 11:22 PM
I have just done the same research to buy a printer.

Here are my conclusions from reading reviews on the net..

Avoid brother, used lots of ink and made lots of ink spills.
Epson are expensive for ink, and sometimes demand a new cartridge when the old one is not empty.

Canon came out as the best value for me.
http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=64758&crumb=10005-10193-10196
And suprise suprise the cheapest near me at $99 was in Noel Lemmings
You not only get a printer, but a scanner & photocopier as well! Aint technology amazing.

So I bought one and I'm happy with it so far, good colors and good black.

The 110 was missing something, I forget what, the 170 had a card reader that i didn't need.

But the 150 seemed on the ball

The MP150 allows you to produce quality colour prints, copies and scans at home. Fast. Print your photos directly from compatible digital cameras using PictBridge with no need for a computer. Outstanding value.
Product features:
produce high-quality photos/documents at up to 4800 x 1200 dpi
1200 x 2400dpi scanner
up to 22ppm in mono and up to 17ppm in colour
photo lab quality 4" x 6" borderless photo in approx. 55sec.
up to A4 size prints
ChromaLife100 system for long lasting beautiful photos
direct photo printing from PictBridge compatible cameras
easy-to-use software
2 picolitre FINE print-head technology results in sharper text and enhanced image detail
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface ensures fast data transfer
Thanks dude.

Rob99
03-08-2006, 12:08 AM
Listed in order of preference;

hp

Ive even seen them at the supermarket for $60

bob_doe_nz
03-08-2006, 10:31 AM
I have a Canon i550 which I hardly use anymore, since my brother has an i965.

If your in orcland or somewhere close enough that postage is fairly cheap, you can have it for $65.

It's not been used in a while so I cant give you the actual ink tank amounts.

Lizard
03-08-2006, 10:58 AM
Listed in order of preference;

hp

Ive even seen them at the supermarket for $60

I've had two HPs - the first was a 610c bought about 6 years ago - very average; expensive inks. Overall, not very impressed, so vowed not to buy another one. Then I did.

HP PSC 2575. I was seduced by the 2.5inch colour screen for previewing photos from memory cards prior to printing, the option for a photo cartridge, the high resolutions for scanning, and the fast printing. And it only cost $30 more than the 610c did six years previously. But the HP software is pretty ordinary, not particularly friendly or flexible - I learned this when I used a friends Epson CX3500 (I think), who flew through the scanning of multiple photos, virtually automated. The HP scanner also added a lot of artefacts, though this has mostly been fixed with a replacement. HP customer service was good, but I don't think I'd get an HP again. This time I really mean it!

Epson inks seem to be priced very competitively, (though they sell the colours individually, I believe), though if it's thirsty that kind of negates the benefit. Canons look quite good, though...