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Old 14th March 2005, 11:41   #1
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Hello,

I am looking to buy a printer for home use.

Requirements :
Good color prints and should justify occasional digital photo printouts. (Not highly professional though)
Budget : 4000/-
Good service network

Checked with some dealers and the options are :

1. HP (3885): 3600/-, with 4800 dpi and refills which vary from 650/- to 1650. One year warranty.
2. Cannon (pixma) : 2700/-, with 4800 dpi and refills from 350/- to 590/-. Two year warranty.
3. Epson (CJ45): 2450/- ,2880 dpi with refills from 350/- to 550/- Two year warranty.

I am not aware of the ink used by HP and if it is really more "Quality" than other compatriots or just the price ?

Checked with some output of prints and I personally narrowed down to Canon. Any users exp. or more recommendations !

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Old 14th March 2005, 13:41   #2
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the other one of epson....cx1500 is also good. its an all in one for 4500rs. worth it with a 2 year warranty
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Theres this really cool cannon with scanner and all for 5000 bucks in mumbai.,
Dont remember the model.
Can findout and tell you.
Its really worth the cash and you will makeup with the cartridge price.
Dont go for HP.
I have had 3 and they all breakdown when theres a lot of stuff to be printed.
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Thx Iceman, lamborghini

I could not check cx1500, it was outta stock with the dealer. Would see to it.

Lamborghini: Pls. check the model. I learnt that there is one cannon with scanner but around 6500/-.

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i have used HP, Cannon, and Epson printers and i personally agree that canon is the best where , quality of prints, price of refills, and over all service.

epson comes in next with good quality but uses lot of ink so the usage cost goes up like hell when u have an average of 10 prints to be taken perday. service is very prompt and good.

HP is the printer i would never want to buy again, cost of refills too high, cost of repairs too high again, service cant say much as my computer assembly fellow sent his technician but with lot of breakdowns later it is dead. spending a 1000 bucks on a 5000 bucks printer is foolish.

so happy hunting and printing

shubbhi

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Cannon S200SP.
2000 bucks, 1 year warranty 2880 DPi
Even X80 or X800 are pretty good too.
Out of touch with all that stuff Because of boards.
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hi guys any idea how is the canon pixma mp180 or is there anything better in this price range
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You might wanna look for any HP Photosmart Printers or any All-in-One (With the new Vivera inks)... I've personally used the HP printers to print 100's of 4 X 6 pictures are they are amazing in quality ( if you are using a good photopaper).
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HP is the printer i would never want to buy again, cost of refills too high, cost of repairs too high again, service cant say much as my computer assembly fellow sent his technician but with lot of breakdowns later it is dead. spending a 1000 bucks on a 5000 bucks printer is foolish. shubbhi
Hey Manaa, thanks for voicing out. I work with HP and I manage the order management team for Asia-Pacific region. I shall pass this feedback to the relevant department.

BTW, you can also log your feedback on the HP website and i've seen them take it seriously. I shall do it on ur behalf though.

Let me know if anyone needs any assistance in terms of service / sales (some discounts too ).
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hi n_adtiya planning to get a aio printer budget around 7-8k which one should i go for
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Hey Aditya Thanx ya... for letting us know that you from HP, NOw all you HP users Hail to, aditya. Ahem Ahem Discounts... thank you once again Aditya... just want to get my friends HP Ipaq repaired which his uncle go it from Australia, can u please Pm the Number of a Local HP dealer (mumbai) i think the Touch screen has gone Kaput.

Thanks in advance aditya.
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Go for Canon.... had two very bad experiences with HP.

Canon is good and easy to maintain too.
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hi n_adtiya planning to get a aio printer budget around 7-8k which one should i go for
Hi Yogi,

Please visit : HP Printing & Multifunction

and let me know what features you are looking at and what kind of printer you need.

I can help you better then.
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Aditya, We have 4 HP printers in out home & office, and I am of the same opinion as Manaa. The printers are really good. It is only the high cost of toner replacement and even higher cost of repair that is the turn off.
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Go for Canon.... had two very bad experiences with HP.

Canon is good and easy to maintain too.
... Good to see this thread being born. I hope i can do something to help.

If anyone can send me detailed emails with the following information I would be able to redirect it to the right team.

1. Printer model and type [Ex: HP Photosmart D5168 Printer (Q7091D)]

2. Problem / issue

3. Where purchased and amount paid with purchase date etc.

4. any other important/relevant info.

Not trying any marketing stunts here. I'm in the BPO and not in sales/marketing dept. Just pitchin in to help frustrated souls.
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