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    Hi guys, well I have finely had enough of my printer, it has failed to print everything clearly for the last time, so it is no lying in a crumpled heap in the back garden. (and getting wet cos it's raining) (yes I opened the window before I launched the ****ing thing)

    So I am in search of a new printer, but I really don't have a clue where to start so any recommendations as to what to get or what not to get would be greatly appreciated.
    Anyone who suggests I buy another Lexmark will be promptly banned.
    All I want is a colour printer, nothing posh, nothing flash, I don't need a built in scanner, I don't need a built in card reader, or any other carp like that, just a simple colour printer. Though a A4 sheet feeder would be nice.
    The cheaper it is the better, but more to the point the cheaper the cartridges are the better.
    And I don't use it that much, so if the cartridges can be left in the printer, with out being used for a week or two,(or three...) with out drying up, that would be great !!!
    What do you recon guys ???

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    IMO Epson printers are the most cost effective. They're not necessarily the best, but certainly cost effective. The cartridges can be bought from nearly anywhere (go on the net to get them - cheaper) and are the cheapest by far.

    Epson do a vast range of printers from basic document printing to high DPi photo printers. My advice - get the best one you can afford (or willing to spend).

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    I have had Epson printers for a while and they're ok but also have a HP deskjet 930c (quite an old model now but still good) which I bought 2nd hand off a m8 for £15 and that has been superb. Great print quality, reasonable cartridge price if you shop around and in a different league to Epson for build quality and quiet running imho. So what I'm saying is if you can find a nice HP printer I would go for that but can see the attraction of Epson.

    Fyi, Epson cartridges tend to be a bit cheaper because you don't get a new print head with each one hence the problems with Epsons having to clean the heads and getting gummed up, etc. HP - you get a new head with the cartridge.

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    I have an Epson & the cartridges are ridiculously cheap.

    I get them from www.box-shift.co.uk

    They can dry out if you leave the printer inactive for a few weeks, but that's true of most printers I think.

    Usually a couple of head cleans or replace the cartridges & it's ok.

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    Cheers guys, brother in law has always said good things about Epson as well, will also bare HP mind, work use HP's, I'm off for a browse on the bay....lol

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    Well at least you opened the window before launching it, I usually launch it against the wall. Given up on Lexmarks, had about 5 for my home and works, utter, s**t, never again. Changed to Epsom, everythings been fine for 10 months. At work I use a Espom DX3800, all in one job. Its a good effort and hasn't let me down.

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    Don't buy an HP if you want low cost inks.....if you do you'll fall into the same trap as the Le....the Lex....sorry I can't swear

    Epson or Canon for me all the way......

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    Lol, yeah same here, this was my second Lexmark, good quality print, when it works, ****ing thing, lol. NEVER again.
    I've had a little browse around, you're right about the HP cartridges, a little on the expensive side, though not as bad as Lexmark.
    I'm really liking the look of the Epson D88 at the minute, individual colour cartridges as well, and only £3.50 a shot !!!
    PC worlds online price of £56.93 delivered is looking pretty unbeatable at the minute !!!
    Cheers guys, looks like Epson is the way to go.....

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    From my experience .... Canon or Epson ....

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    Bloomin PC world, went to order the D88, and they added, USB lead, paper, extra cartridges, and that lot bumped the price up to £120 !!!
    And you cant remove the extra items from the basket, the cheeky ****ers !!!
    So I've order one from Dixons online, same company, but I got what I wanted, just the printer !!! same price as well.
    Sorted thank you very much guys.

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