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All in one printer/scanner

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Narj, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. Narj

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2010

    Posts: 12,310

    Location: London

    Hi chaps,

    I was going to do this a while back but never got around to it.... I think it's time to retire my Canon i850 (which still works perfectly) and Epson Scanner. I'm looking for an all-in-one device and was hoping for recommendations around the £150 mark. Basically I want to make a bit of room on the desk.

    I won't touch anything Epson thanks to several horiffic experiences with them in the past but am looking for sensible suggestions that won't cost a fortune in ink. :)

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. i5aces

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 29, 2012

    Posts: 678

    Location: Andover

    i have a brother MFC, i bought it from the rainforrest over a year ago, and its been really good, never had any problems with it print quality is good and not to slow.
    when i got it, i also got non-brother ink, 4 black and 2 of each colour for £10 and they seem to last ages.
     
  3. mauserk98

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 3, 2010

    Posts: 253

    I use a Canon MP640 which replaced a 6 ink epson ,if i had too buy again it would be a Canon .

    Just had a look at the PIXMA MX895 for under £150 .;)
     
  4. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,181

    Location: Overground, underground..

    Have you considered a colour laser mfp?
    There are a few that are around (just above) your £150 budget.
     
  5. Narj

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2010

    Posts: 12,310

    Location: London

    Hrm.. how expensive is toner? I'd not expect colour laser to be any good around that sort of budget but I'm happy to be educated? :)

    Cheers for input so far chaps, will have a nosey!
     
  6. SoundsGood

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 16, 2008

    Posts: 2,157

    Lexmark X543dn, can be had for £188 new
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  7. Tomsk

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,181

    Location: Overground, underground..

    Laser printers won't match photo quality inkjets, but they are very good.

    As for cost, toners can be expensive. Typically £45 x 3 for my HP1215, but they are rated at 1,400 pages. I can get refills for ~£20 for each colour, but I don't think I'll bother, as I don't print much. I'm actually still using the cartridges that came with the printer when I bought it 2 years ago, although they have been claiming to be empty for the last six months. I checked that the HP1215 could use refills before I bought it.
    Unlike inkjets, lasers won't dry up if they're not used for several weeks (or months).