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Old 11 September 2008, 17:06   #1
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What's the best printer for upto 150?

My HP Deskjet 990CXi is in the final stages of it's long and hard life it has been an excellent workhorse for about 6 years but I now need to replace it but what with? Inkjet or Laser most of my printing is text but i do need a printer that will produce excellent results with photographs, speed is not really a high priority. So what is the best buy taking into account the ongoing costs of consumables?
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Old 11 September 2008, 17:37   #2
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A laser won't give you the lovely glossy images an inkjet will produce. it will be chaper to run though unless you refill your own.

I find HP the most reliable but Epson give the best pics.
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Buy one of the ones with individual inks. I have an HP Photosmart 8250 which seems good, though it "blew up" at just over a year old. A quick chat to a bloke in the local computer shop suggested a common fault, so I bought a new power supply for about 30 quid and it sorted the problem otherwise pleased with the printer. I had an Epson before but it blew up completely at about 18 months old with relatively little use so I won't be going for an Epson again in a hurry!

In my limited experience the really cheap photo printers are a con as the inks cost an arm and a leg, and the photos take so long to print you'll be able to grow a new arm and leg while you are waiting
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Funnily enough they are using modified ink jet printers to do just that - grow new body parts...........
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With your budget you can afford an inkjet AND a laser.... http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/alist/
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Thanks for the response just bought a Canon Pixma MP610 102.50 inc del. and it's brilliant it's supposedly one of the most economical printers ink wise that you can currently buy
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http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/124415
brought one of these the other day so far so good
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