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      12-04-2007, 06:35 AM   #1
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Need a printer, any advice before i pop to curry's

My muthwah, gave our printer/scanner to my Looniversity student Bruvwah


So i need one, bout to go out and get an example of a fine printay machine!!

Just a cheap reliable one will do?
what do i expect to pay?


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The following is from a recent which report that may be of help

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OverviewBest Buys

If you’ve had your old printer for several years and you’re planning to replace it then you've got a treat in store - the quality of documents they produce has really improved in recent years.

Before you head to the shops though, have a think about what you’ll want to print most of the time.

Inkjets the best all-rounders
If you want a device that can print almost anything; photos, colour documents, and black-and-white text then an inkjet is probably your best bet. Inkjets are versatile and many will even allow you to print directly from a memory card, without you having to turn your computer on.

For high quality plain black text documents that cost pennies and take seconds to produce go for a mono (black-and-white) laser printer. You might even want to consider a colour laser printer, they've really dropped in price over the last 12 months and they're particularly useful if you print lots of web pages, business brochures, maps for the kid’s homework, as well as plain text letters and essays.

All of our Best Buys produce documents to a high standard at decent speeds as well as having reasonable running costs.

Best Buys Samsung ML2010
Price: £80
Score: 75%
Type: black and white laser
This Best Buy laser printer scores very highly in our tests, as it produces sharp, clear text documents with excellent readability.

It's very quick too, producing a five page letter in just 23 seconds, and also benefits from very low running costs as the cartridges last a long time. We were able to print 3318 pages on our test run before the cartridge ran out.

Canon Pixma IP6700D
Price: £110
Score: 68%
Type: inkjet
Compare prices: Canon Pixma IP6700D
The Canon iP6700D is a great inkjet printer, particularly when it comes to producing good quality documents that combine both images and colour photographs.

Text quality isn't the greatest but it's still adequate. When it comes to printing everyday documents such as letters this machine isn't brilliant: our testers noticed that there was some bleeding on the text.

Canon Pixma IP3300
Price: £50
Score: 63%
Type: inkjet
Canon's Pixma range is well known for producing decent quality inkjet printers, and the iP3300 is no exception; it's a Best Buy.

This printer is a good all rounder - it's great for text, good for photos, prints quickly, and has some of the lowest running costs around.

HP Colour Laserjet 1600
Price: £130
Score: 63%
Type: colour laser
The HP Color Laserjet printer is a Best Buy and produces very high quality text documents with sharp, solid black letters. In addition, this is one of very few printers which produces good quality colour spreadsheets.

Laser printers aren't generally recommended for printing photographs because the ink isn't suitable for use with glossy photographic paper, and when we tried printing some using HP's Colour Laser Glossy Photo Paper, the results were poor, grainy and streaky.
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My muthwah, gave our printer/scanner to my Looniversity student Bruvwah


So i need one, bout to go out and get an example of a fine printay machine!!

Just a cheap reliable one will do?
what do i expect to pay?


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Don't go to currys you fool

Try ebuyer.co.uk, tesco direct or dabs.com

I'd suggest an HP Photo Quality one round £50 notes
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Start here Carlos: http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/
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Cheers boys, but i just went to currys and got ripped anyway!
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So why did you ask for advice and then go out and ignore it?
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So why did you ask for advice and then go out and ignore it?
No one replied quick enough simple as
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I know people who go down to Curry's and PC world to try and tie the sales boys in knots with their lack of product knowledge, and then laugh in their face when they quote prices.
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So what did you get Carlofadangowango?
Some HP thing, not sure what one, its black tho and a scanner!! with extra ink and a cable it cost 95 squid
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Just be careful the ink doesn't cost a fortune, biggest scam (and license to print money) about these days!
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Just be careful the ink doesn't cost a fortune, biggest scam (and license to print money) about these days!
The best printer to get is the same one as in the office. It may be more expensive to begin with, but in the long run the saving on ink cartridges is amazing.
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Why is it that when most people want some information they google it, but Carlos asks on the forum and gets everyone else to google it for him
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That's why he has a post count of 5000+ and I have less than 200
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The best printer to get is the same one as in the office. It may be more expensive to begin with, but in the long run the saving on ink cartridges is amazing.


You can also double up sometimes between devices. The fax and A3 printer at work use the same cartridges.
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silly question

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Why is it that when most people want some information they google it, but Carlos asks on the forum and gets everyone else to google it for him
Because i want you involved in every descision i make in my life, i didnt sign those marital paper for nothing sweetie pie.
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Because i want you involved in every descision i make in my life, i didnt sign those marital paper for nothing sweetie pie.
1. Can I have a divorce please ?

2. Try google - it's really good ... the internet is full of information - not just porn
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fine if you really want it that way..
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fine if you really want it that way..
You can even install a 'toolbar' which lets you use google to search the internet without even having to find www.google.co.uk

http://toolbar.google.com/T4/intl/en...d&tbbrand=GZAZ
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all plumbed in, printed a few pages. No wnothing? no error messages? just not printin?
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