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Old 9th July 2019, 16:28
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What is the Best Printer & Scanner at Affordable Price

My printer/scanner - Canon MG3550 - has become a paper shredder today and the inner workings have ground themselves to a shuddering stop - obviously the machine is in its death throes. Since I'm told that the cost of repairing printers is prohibitive and that buying a new one is cheaper, can anyone recommend a good (hopefully) economic replacement?
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My printer/scanner - Canon MG3550 - has become a paper shredder today and the inner workings have ground themselves to a shuddering stop - obviously the machine is in its death throes. Since I'm told that the cost of repairing printers is prohibitive and that buying a new one is cheaper, can anyone recommend a good (hopefully) economic replacement?
HP Envy 4524 if it is still current, if not the newer version, I have had mine for about five years no problems, I only pay for the prints 50 a month, ink is free. Customer service excellent. (C) I should have made the info clearer on the prints, it is 1.99 monthly for fifty prints if you go over the fifty in that month it is 1 for 15 prints, the ink is free by post the printer being online. This deal may have finished, (C)

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Old 9th July 2019, 17:53
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After years of Epsons and Canons I also bought a HP printer/scanner and find it excellent for my limited amount of work.

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Old 9th July 2019, 18:33
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I found that cost of ink is MORE than a whole new printer WITH ink!
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Old 9th July 2019, 19:10
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I found that cost of ink is MORE than a whole new printer WITH ink!
With many that is correct..they reckoned that a 25 Litre of printer black ink was equal to Concordes fuel on one way trans-Atlantic flight.

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I have had very good service out of the basic Brother multicolour printer
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My niece gave me her Canon Pixma MP 280 printer about five years ago when she graduated from uni and didn't need it any more.
It has run perfectly ever since, printing off hundreds of colour photos and reams of documents for most of my immediate family.
The ink is readily available on Ebay at around 7 per cartridge for black and 9 for colour. (these are refills not Canon product, but just as good in my opinion)
You can pick one up on Ebay for around 29.00
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I'm not sure how you would decide which is the best printer but I can recommend Brother printers. The are competitive in price, very reliable and their own branded inks are far less expensive than those of other printer manufacturers.
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Without a doubt, Epson L380 with external tanks! 2600 sheets, 95% colour and one recharge of the reservoirs that works out at about 15 squids. Many of my prints are photographs at the highest resolution which is almost the same as my photos from the Nikon D3400 (28 MP!). The quality, colours and ease of use are outstanding.


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HP Envy 4524 if it is still current, if not the newer version, I have had mine for about five years no problems, I only pay for the prints 50 a month, ink is free. Customer service excellent. (C) I should have made the info clearer on the prints, it is 1.99 monthly for fifty prints if you go over the fifty in that month it is 1 for 15 prints, the ink is free by post the printer being online. This deal may have finished, (C)
I have had a number of HP printers over the years and found them very good. My current one is an Envy 5540 printer/scanner/copier and I am very happy with it.

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With many that is correct..they reckoned that a 25 Litre of printer black ink was equal to Concordes fuel on one way trans-Atlantic flight.

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Gott in Himmel!!!!! Excellent trivia!

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My grateful thanks to all who have contributed and given me food for thought. I don't use my printers for photos since I don't print any - just letters, articles, etc. and scans. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be up and running again. Thanks once again.
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Old 10th July 2019, 15:53
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I have a Brother simple print/scanner - excellent and cheap.

Cheap means avoiding manufacturer ink cartridges, my Brother uses generic ink powder. This is more important than the price of the printer over time.
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Printers are a bit like old motor cars these days, we all have preferences and they get you there eventually.
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After having had a number of makes at varying prices I now have an HP Office Jet Pro....yes it was relatively expensive and the ink cartridges are not cheap but it works. Adding up what I have paid in the past for machines that broke down may in the end mean it is cheaper to start expensive!
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HP printer with 1.98 pm for inks.
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Hi
I have a Epsom eco tank ET 4500 printer and scanner. ink comes in plastic bottles and last for a long time. I have had it for 3 years and I also have a Epsom eco tank et 2550 for 6 years. The printers are not cheap but the ink is very cheap. I suppose it depends on how much printing you do.
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I went to the office today to liberate two 500 sheet packets of paper - Ink no problem. Epson L380! Go for it.
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