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Old 20th July 2009, 10:12   #16
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Don't go for an ink-jet. If you are printing only text, choose a b/w laser. PC World has a review of the three best printers in this category.

I struggled with an ink-jet for two years, the printing costs, and re-fill issues finally made me switch to a laser.
Now have been using the HP 1018 for last two years, with an output of about 300 pages a month. Have never re-filled the cartridge, but have only bought originals.
I also use an HP 1007 for the last two months. This cartridge does not seem to last as long, and re-fills don't work, you need to use an original cartridge.

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I have been using HP3055 (print/copy/scan/fax with network capability) for over a year now in my office. Bought for around Rs.20,000. No complaints / problems.
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Old 23rd July 2009, 16:10   #18
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Epson printers are quite economical to run as they have individual 3 colour cartridges (cyan, magenta &yellow) +1 Black one. They have a fade proof ink which they claim is waterproof and has a life of at-least 200 years.

The basic advantage is that you can replace the colour of the cartridge which gets exhausted .Unlike in HP printers where if you exhaust one colour then one has to replace the entire cartridge.
These fellows are really making good money on consumable's (cartridges) no wonder HP is throwing new models every month & that to at throw away prices.
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Epson printers are quite economical to run as they have individual 3 colour cartridges (cyan, magenta &yellow) +1 Black one. They have a fade proof ink which they claim is waterproof and has a life of at-least 200 years.

The basic advantage is that you can replace the colour of the cartridge which gets exhausted .Unlike in HP printers where if you exhaust one colour then one has to replace the entire cartridge.
These fellows are really making good money on consumable's (cartridges) no wonder HP is throwing new models every month & that to at throw away prices.
Not that i am a fan of HP. but epson's cart are chip locked. and their individual ink is ridiculous. Use the CX5500 or c90. and you will curse epson for life.

One thing about epson is great quality of prints due to piezo heads. And other being that chip which is easily hacked.
CIS is most successful in Epson than HP. so is photos and paper weight handling due to straight loading of paper in Epson

So if you want color prints (read photos) on thick paper go for Epson (r230 old but most successfull) with a CIS inking system.
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I hope this is the right thread. But I'm also looking to buy a printer - not an inkjet but laser with scanning. Does anyone have a recommendation for an economical laser printer and scanner? My budget is around 10K. Keywords again are economical, laser and scanner
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I have been using HP3055 (print/copy/scan/fax with network capability) for over a year now in my office. Bought for around Rs.20,000. No complaints / problems.
HP India site shows it as a disconinued product. all i see is 1522NF but it is too expensive (22.5K+). any other suggestions for a P/S/C/F lazerjet with AFD, flat bed ?
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go for samsung scx4300. dealer price is about 8500/-.

best part is the toner tank is refillable.
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I have had serious issues with Samsung products. Any idea if Canon or HP have a similar product (laser printer with scan)?
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Bought a HP laser print scan copy (1005)its working flawlessly,bought it for around 11k.I have confirmed with the dealer that the cartridge can be refilled.
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Anshuman,
I think the number (1005) may not be right. According to the HP website this is a discontinued printer. The picture also shows it is only a printer - not multifuntional.
HP LaserJet 1005 Printer (discontinued) - HP

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Anshuman,
I think the number (1005) may not be right. According to the HP website this is a discontinued printer. The picture also shows it is only a printer - not multifuntional.
HP LaserJet 1005 Printer (discontinued) - HP
I am sorry i might be wrong about the model number,will check and post again.
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what did you buy priyank bhai?
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Guys, i am looking for a printer that will mainly be used for printing photos, or occasionally taking printouts from webpages, like directions, or airline tickets etc.

From whatever little i have read so far, it seems for color photos, inkjet printers give better quality pictures, given that i dont have loads of money to spend on the printer. something in the range of 6K will be nice.

Any idea what would fit my requirements?
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I would suggest that you get a Canon Pixma iP3680 or iP4680. I bought the former for my dad in Delhi recently and the print quality was impressive for a sub 6K printer.

Our previous printer was an Epson inkjet and its ink used to dry up if subjected to infrequent use - I don't know if recent models have the same problem.
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Oh i should have mentioned that an all-in-one printer would be preferred. That is, print-scan-copy and if possible, fax.
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