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<a class= Nov 09, 2009, 01:33pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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A friend of mine is looking to replace their crappy HP printer/scannet/fax "bucket" with something that's not HP because they just had bad experience with them. I am leet in comp hardware but when it comes to all these "office" products I am a complete noob. I did a little bit of research but couldn't really come up with anything.

Preferably they want to be able to pick it up from a store (Walmart, Bestbuy, Costco w/e) or I guess buying online would work as long as they can buy Ink in store. They just want something for 150 bucks or less that's got print/fax/scan functionality decent quality and print speed. Doesn't have to be networked but preferably last long on ink because that stuff is expensive. Oh and NOT HP. heh

If you can't really recommend anything specific, can you at least throw some comments on brands and your experience with them? We have Lexmark at home and that's pretty solid. There is also Brother, Canon ..etc..

Thx.


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Vitaliy (Administrator) Nov 09, 2009, 02:16pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
I have a Canon MX850 and I am very satisfied. Both scanning and faxing works out of the box in Windows - and even if you do want to install drivers for full functionality they don't take up gigabytes of space like HP's.

My only "negative" is that it is somewhat bulky (physical dimensions).

MX860 is the newer model.

Dr. Peaceful Nov 09, 2009, 02:52pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
I completely agree with you. Once, I setup an HP print-scan-copy unit for a relative, it installed a crap load of useless software (must install along with driver). It was very annoying and intrusive. Sometimes the software gives false warnings, when the unit's working perfectly fine.

Cannon and Lexmark are safe bets. Kodat may be good too. Here are some examples, http://preview.tinyurl.com/ykmsxyc

However, for a really reliable and professional quality unit, you need to go laser. Laser cartridge prints more pages than ink jet, and won't dry up when not used, even though it costs more. Samsung makes very good ones: B/W printing + color scan, http://tinyurl.com/yhcrlgm ; color for all, http://tinyurl.com/yjdhpoh

Of course, color laser is on the pricey side. Personally, I would go with an el cheapo multifunction unit, <= $80 for occasional color printing, scanning and copying; plus an economical B/W laser printer, <= $150 for the bulge of printing tasks. 2 units work better than one. ;)

TamTheBam Nov 09, 2009, 03:04pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer

I have the Canon MP530. Brilliant all in one printer. Excellent quality. Heavy as fook too!
Prints are superior, Photo's are beautiful, and the scan is very clear. One bad thing
about this printer tho, is there's no wireless connectivity and at that time, I wasn't bothered
about that, but now I wish it had it. This all in one's 3 years old almost - hence why
I still have it. Cos it's so good. It cost me nearly 300 at the time, but I'm sure you can
pick this up for half the price at the most now.

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<a class= Nov 09, 2009, 04:03pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
Yeah, I hear Canon makes good quality printers though I've never tried one, so I thought I'd ask.

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Meats_Of_Evil Nov 09, 2009, 05:13pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
If you're buying Lexmarks don't buy the cheap ones, they are full of crap and theyre crap themselves. I've had a cheapo Lexmark printer that didn't last 2 years for some odd reason and a P6250 that got damaged too for some reason I can't comprehend. Also, the little wheels that "swallow" the paper to print it are crap also, they get dusty and won't grab unto the paper correctly thus making a complete mess of things so you have to feed them by hand!

If you're buying an all in one lexmark then make it above $100 just to be safe.

Also, you should check the inks prices, Canon printers If I'm not mistaken use like 6 color cartridges, each with its own color. So you should look into that.

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TamTheBam Nov 09, 2009, 08:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer

Eeeww the worst printers of all time - Lexmark. Gastly. jk :P

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mothow Nov 09, 2009, 08:50pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer

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TamTheBam Nov 10, 2009, 05:38am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's 3 Canon Users already on this thread. It's a good sign.
Canon = Quality and reliability.

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Plug & Play Nov 10, 2009, 08:53am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer

Yep...been a seasoned amateur photographer for years I too have a Canon MP610 and its very very good...not just the printer, but the scanner too.

If you are seriously into photos the EPSON printers lead the way with the extra colour cartridges...but this all in one is SUPER and a good price too.

http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifunct.../index.asp

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<a class= Nov 10, 2009, 12:34pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
The Pixma series doesn't have a fax built-in I don't think? Fax is a must have req unfortunately.

Anyone used this one before? It looks good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682810225...-_-Product

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kOrny Nov 10, 2009, 12:41pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
I was looking at this one the other day. $70 bucks for an all-in-one laser printer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828102029

<a class= Nov 10, 2009, 12:56pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
Nice except it's BnW only.

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>> Re: Need a good All-in-one printer
I ended up picking Epson Artisan 725 from best buy for 150 bucks. I love the app they have to print on CD's.

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