Anyone reccomend an all in one printer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Craigy, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2003
    New Zealand
    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.

  2. ericschmerick macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2004

    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).

  3. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    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.
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    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.
  5. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2006
    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.
  6. mandyfervor macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2006
    i saw the cheapest one is the hp all in one. only 69 euro in the netherlands.
  7. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    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:

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