Anyone reccomend an all in one printer?

Craigy

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Jan 14, 2003
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Looking for an all in one printer for scan/copy/print - some photo work but mostly text.

Like to hear from anyone's good/bad experiences.

Thanks
 

ericschmerick

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Dec 18, 2004
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Craigy said:
Looking for an all in one printer for scan/copy/print - some photo work but mostly text.

Like to hear from anyone's good/bad experiences.

Thanks

I live in China, and my selection is pretty limited (at places where I can use my credit card!), so I bought a really really cheapo Canon M150. I expected it to be really crappy, but in fact the SW for scanning works great, and the print quality is fine.

It's nothing very special, just a single color / black cartridge. Copy is about as intuitive as you could imagine (place doc, hit button), and color copies look great (almost indistingushable from the original!). They have a software program called MP navigator that you can use for scanning, and you can do multi-page scans pretty easily (no document feeder, just load one after the other and it pumps out a multi-page PDF).

If you're looking for super-good print quality, like printing photos, then this is probably not the printer for you. But if you just want a basic scan/print/fax, this one has worked out for me.

Hard to beat at 9000CNY (about $115, it's probably ~ $100 in US).

Eric
 

thewhitehart

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Jul 9, 2005
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You can get the MP150 for about $89 in Best Buy and Staples. Definitely get it! I second that. I have it, and it's a fantastic printer for its price. Canon is by far one of the best printer brands. I hate Epson, and will never ever go back to them after two screwed up Epson printers.

EDIT: Ah.. UK. Check out Dixons. £45.99.
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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I love my Epson all-in-one but if it's your only printer, a Canon product would do you better. Either can clog if you don't use them frequently but with Canon, you can replace the print head yourself.
 

SuperCompu2

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Jul 23, 2006
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I have an HP PSC 2410, and it has not failed me yet, and it's nearly 4 years old.

I doubt they're still available new, but thats a good PSC right there.
 

extraextra

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Jun 29, 2006
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Craigy said:
Looking for an all in one printer for scan/copy/print - some photo work but mostly text.

Like to hear from anyone's good/bad experiences.

Thanks
HP makes some pretty good printers. We had an all-in-one (w/o fax) that lasted close to 8 years. At work, they've got an HP that's from like, 1994, that's still working. :eek: