Replacing printer...Advice


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Sylvia M

For an XP with SP3 all updates.
my HP Photosmart 5460 is an ink guzzler.
It cleans its heads way too often, and sure enough , the indicator shows
appreciatively less afterward.
I've always used an inkjet, don't mind continuing. I was happier with
my RBY, instead of the cyan magenta yellow.
Have a stand-alone fax and scanner, no need for another. Should print
ok true colored photos.
Most of the printer ngs are gone, it seems, Suggestions?

YIA
Sylvia M.
 
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Andrew Wilson

Sylvia M said:
For an XP with SP3 all updates.
my HP Photosmart 5460 is an ink guzzler.
It cleans its heads way too often, and sure enough , the indicator shows
appreciatively less afterward.
I've always used an inkjet, don't mind continuing. I was happier with my
RBY, instead of the cyan magenta yellow.
Have a stand-alone fax and scanner, no need for another. Should print ok
true colored photos.
Most of the printer ngs are gone, it seems, Suggestions?

YIA
Sylvia M.
I had an Epson that was an ink guzzler and the 6 cartridges cost about £50
to replace each time. Something went wrong with it so I dumped it and I
bought a Kodak Hero 5.1. It scans, copies and does all the things that a
multifunction printer does including cloud printing. I am very pleased with
it and it only needs a black ink and a colour ink which are available at
very reasonable cost. The only downside is that colour printing isn't as
good as the old Epson but I just download all my photos that want printing
onto a memory stick and take it to Jessops for printing.
Regards
Andrew Wilson
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Sylvia M said:
For an XP with SP3 all updates.
my HP Photosmart 5460 is an ink guzzler.
It cleans its heads way too often, and sure enough , the indicator shows appreciatively
less afterward.
I've always used an inkjet, don't mind continuing. I was happier with my RBY, instead
of the cyan magenta yellow.
Have a stand-alone fax and scanner, no need for another. Should print ok true colored
photos.
Most of the printer ngs are gone, it seems, Suggestions?

YIA
Sylvia M.
No, the printer news groups are still here such as;
 
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glee

Sylvia M said:
For an XP with SP3 all updates.
my HP Photosmart 5460 is an ink guzzler.
It cleans its heads way too often, and sure enough , the indicator
shows appreciatively less afterward.
I've always used an inkjet, don't mind continuing. I was happier with
my RBY, instead of the cyan magenta yellow.
Have a stand-alone fax and scanner, no need for another. Should print
ok true colored photos.
Most of the printer ngs are gone, it seems, Suggestions?

Canon.
 
G

glee

Sylvia M said:
For an XP with SP3 all updates.
my HP Photosmart 5460 is an ink guzzler.
It cleans its heads way too often, and sure enough , the indicator
shows appreciatively less afterward.
I've always used an inkjet, don't mind continuing. I was happier with
my RBY, instead of the cyan magenta yellow.
Have a stand-alone fax and scanner, no need for another. Should print
ok true colored photos.
Most of the printer ngs are gone, it seems, Suggestions?

YIA
Sylvia M.
I see a couple of suggestions for Kodak printers in the replies, and I
have to say I hope they have improved drastically in recent years
because models just a few years old that are connected to computers I
service, are terrible. The ink prices were/are good, but the ink was
depleted rapidly, there were known issues with ink drying out, clogged
heads, and more. I've had a couple of clients throw away 4 year old
Kodak All-In-One printers that would no longer print due to print head
problems and replacement heads were not worth the cost. Perhaps it was
a particular model or two (the ones in question had very bad customer
reviews even on Kodak's own site), but from my experience with Kodak, I
would not recommend their printers. The quality of the print jobs was
good, but not the quality of the hardware.

HP makes good printer hardware, but there accompanying software has a
history of being as troublesome as some older Norton anti-virus apps,
and the ink is expensive. I stand by Canon printers as the best buy
all-around for quality and reliability. Whatever printer you choose,
read details carefully as to whether it has just a black and a color
cartridge, or a black and multiple color cartridges, and check reviews
for customer satisfaction and issues.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Bert said:
In "David H. Lipman"


What company's future is "certain?"
There are *many* hardware manuafacturer's that are well entrenched in the printer market,
have been so for decades, and will continue to do so making their availability and
certainty a more viable presumption.
 
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Sylvia M

David H. Lipman said:
There are *many* hardware manuafacturer's that are well entrenched in
the printer market, have been so for decades, and will continue to do
so making their availability and certainty a more viable presumption.
Maybe a Dell laser printer? Can be had for under $100...
I'm thinking just black, because for the printing to stop when one of
the colors gives out, and then having to replace the toner unit does
not please me.
Sylvia M.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Sylvia M said:
Maybe a Dell laser printer? Can be had for under $100...
I'm thinking just black, because for the printing to stop when one of the colors gives
out, and then having to replace the toner unit does not please me.
Sylvia M.

No.

$100.00 for Laser = Junk
 
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glee

John said:
So other than negativity what is your printer recommendation for the
op?

John
If you look back in the thread, David already suggested the OP ask in
the printers newsgroup, for a more informed opinion.
 

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