Which printer did you get with your rebate?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by karichelle, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. karichelle macrumors member

    karichelle

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    I am currently trying to decide which printer to get with the $100 rebate and it seems everything I look at gets mixed reviews. I am trying to get away from my HP with 5 ml ink cartridges that run out in 100 pages. For $50 over the rebate I can get the HP Photosmart C4180 that takes 11 ml cartridges...my parents have the older model of this one and the ink lasts a long time. For $10 over the rebate I can get the Canon Pixma MP460, which takes 12 ml cartridges and also has high capacity ones available (although I can't find the ml capacity numbers on those). We want an all-in-one (since it's replacing an all-in-one and we want to retain scanning ability) but don't want to spend more than the $50 over the rebate, and would prefer to spend less.

    So...which printer did you get with your rebate? Are you happy with it?
     
  2. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I got the Canon PIXMA MP-530. $199, $100 off. It is an awesome all in one. The highest rated I could find behind the MP-830, which only offers card reader slots and maybe one other difference. It even has an auto document feeder which is nice for copying multiple pages or scanning them into a single pdf file. I would stay away from the HPs.
     
  3. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    I told my friend to get the HP since it didn't matter which one to get. They all are horrible compair to laser.
     
  4. akadmon macrumors 68020

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    Cannon Pixma MP600. No complaints. Good all around printer/scanner/copier. You probably want to get a specialized photo printer if you plan to print your own photos, but it's much less expensive these days to use an outside service. I use Sony's Imagestation. You can get an IS plugin for iPhoto. Works great.
     
  5. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    I got the $100 HP Photosmart C3180, and I've loved it so far. Only complaint was that it printed diagonally for a while.
     
  6. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    When i got my computers about 2 years ago i got the Canon Pixma MP760. It has been a great printer!!

    My parents got an HP adn while it works OK I really don't like it compared to the Canon i have.
     
  7. karichelle thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I ended up getting the Canon Pixma MP460 since a lot of people seem to really like the Canons over the HPs and this one most fit my needs and budget. I have always been an HP purchaser so it was very hard to peel myself away...I just kept thinking of all of the times I've had to drop $15 on the tiny cartridge for the one I have. The new printer's cartridges are nearly 3x the capacity of the one in the HP, and there's a high capacity version that has 6x the capacity. So I'm hoping I'll be happy with it for a good long while and that it will be well worth the $10. ;) (And hopefully I'll get the rebate check...I have bad luck with those things. I think I'll send the forms registered mail.) One thing I do miss is the automatic cartridge alignment on the HPs, but hopefully I won't have to do it as often with the new, larger cartridges. :)
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I think you'll be quite happy with the Canon.

    Good luck with the rebate.:)
     
  9. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    I got a free HP 6540 printer when I bought my PowerBook 2 years ago. It still sits in my closet, never even opened the box.

    My Canon i900D still works great and it's almost 3 years old. I don't think you can go wrong with the Canon. I don't like HP's 'cause the ink cartriges are so expensive and don't last very long.
     

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