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09-01-2007, 03:16 PM
I'll be buying a printer today or tomorrow, my questions is for maintece on it. I want one that will accept ink refills from station mall. . anyone recomend one that they still sell?,thx
09-01-2007, 05:12 PM
Canon or Epson if you’re interested in doing photographs with it. If not, they all do the job.
I tend to prefer Canon simply because most times, you can remove the inkjet nozzles for some serious cleaning instead of being out of luck like you would with Epson.
If you’re planning on doing a lot of printing, or looking for the best cost effective method, I would look into a continuous ink flow system.
Like this. (http://www.proprint.co.uk/cis_pictures.htm)
09-01-2007, 05:53 PM
canon then HP stay away of all the rest. Better yet if you can afford a Laser printer get one of them.
09-01-2007, 06:02 PM
thx for the resonses
09-01-2007, 06:13 PM
well i just don'rt know which to get none of them say rechargeable ink . i need a hand on where to look and what to look for. if someone can do that, i'm still looking.
09-01-2007, 06:15 PM
Having had a couple of Canon printers I'd recommend an Epson hands down. As for the ink refills pm me once you get one and I'll send you a site from where I get mine,it works out to around $5 a tank.
09-01-2007, 06:22 PM
shouldn't matter if i get a 3-1 . looking now.
09-01-2007, 06:30 PM
I have a Epson Stylus Photo RX620 (3in1) from Staples,I don't know if they sell this model any more. But its great and I'd stack it up against anything out there. The only down side is that there are 6 tanks because its for photos and at $20 a tank its insane, however by going through that web site it works out to $30 for everything .Plus if you order over $50 worth the shippings free so I just wait till I change the tanks and then I order 2 complete sets.
09-01-2007, 06:49 PM
09-01-2007, 10:30 PM
I have seen more Epson's with bad printer heads then any other printer. Right now I think they are the worse. There customer support over the printer while under warranty is not good either.
09-02-2007, 12:40 AM
That could be true, seems if I have anything thats highly rated I have nothing but trouble and vice versa.
09-02-2007, 12:54 AM
I have a box of used Epson ink's here lol Can't seam to find any working printers that use them lol
09-02-2007, 01:03 AM
I always stick with Canon. I have never had any complaints with any Canon printer I have owned.
09-02-2007, 08:24 AM
on the other side of the coin I've had 2 Canon and both were garbage.
Which ever one you buy, make sure you use it at least once a week, my new Canon i560 sat for 4 months and now it's toast. Won't print no matter what. Lot's of ink, but the nozzles must be totally plugged. Deep cleaning cycle even repeatedly does nothing.
I used to have an Epson, it also dried up from lack of use, I used Simple green to unplug the nozzles and it finally started to work again after letting it soak in for about three days.
09-02-2007, 09:51 AM
I would recommend Canon as well.
09-02-2007, 12:05 PM
Hows this one
09-02-2007, 07:17 PM
Well I used an Epson R300 for 3 1/2 years with cartridges from Blankmedia.ca and just wore it out. I replaced it with a display model from staples - an R340 - had problems with the CD printer feed - called Epson - 2 days later a replacement unit arrived by courier, it wouldn't complete the boot cycle so 2 days later another delivery by courier, my cost - nothing and I got 2 sets of Epson cartridges for my trouble. Worked fine and been good ever since. I go through about 30-40 cartridges a year on this puppy and it works fine for me.
09-02-2007, 08:23 PM
ok, thx for the info,
09-02-2007, 09:30 PM
Deffenitly would go with Canon for photo's. and if you're running Vista STAY AS FAR AWAY FROM HP AS POSSIBLE
09-03-2007, 10:39 AM
Can u guys help me determin which canon sold somewhere in town. i've seen lots online. thing is they don't say anything about the ink and how it is distrubutive through it. i want one that will accept ink from the station mall site with ink.....just need some input about it, thx
09-03-2007, 01:32 PM
If you have a model number you can find the specs online for which cartridges it uses.
I would check out staples though, they usually have a good stock of Canon. I've never been to the place at Station Mall but if you don't mind ordering online you can probably get ink cheaper. Check out http://www.blankdvdmedia.com
09-03-2007, 02:20 PM
or try: http://www.re-inks.com/
My mother has cannon printer!! and shes quite happy with it, I myself had a hp 3 in 1 and when it died it died, INK is extremly expensive for hp!! so when I looked for a new one I specifically looked for something with 4 or more tanks of ink, IE, epson or cannon!! and well not 100% satisfiyed with my moms cannon, I decided for the epson, I have a cx3810 3 in one, it prints nice, I by my ink off ebay from aburcus and for my ink and his products are a1 I pay approx 40 dollars shipped for 6 whole sets of non oem ink but works just as well or better!!!
bar none, though my hp printed best outa them 4 printers
09-03-2007, 10:18 PM
staples has (or at least they did) a canon ip 3300 for around $50, has seperate tanks for each colour and they are under $20 each new or refillable at island inkjet
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