Which Printer?

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  1. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    I am looking for a printer, and i think i have found several that will suit me, but i am not sure which one is best. Assuming they are all priced the same, which one do you think is best?

    Epson Artisan 810

    http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?oid=63084664

    PIXMA MX860 or 640

    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=2613&modelid=18121

    HP Officejet 6500

    http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/printer/Officejet/1/storefronts/CB815A%23B1H

    KODAK ESP 9

    http://store.kodak.com/store/ekcons...r/baseProductID.145085000/productID.164407500
     
  2. NoIos

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    If you also intend to print photos then the Epson printer fits you best ( maybe the Canon machine too ). If documents is your main printing task then pick the HP. I would go with HP for general printing. Keep in mind Epson machines are ink hungry. Also I'd like you to check the names of the machines. Canon and HP contain the word "office".

    Check again the specifications. The machines may seem equal but generally you'll find some differences. You may discover that those differences are important to you. Also consider the cost of the cartridges and the possibility to use non original cartridges ( although I don't recommend it).

    Sorry I have not talked about the Kodak, but I have no experience with Kodak printers.
     
  3. linuxforall

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    For photo Epson, for drivers HP and also for alphabets. Canons do OK but they are not well made anymore.
     
  4. Dogbiscuit

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    Not knowing what your requirements may be (best photo quality, best text quality, cheapest photo printing, cheapest text printing, etc.), Consumer Reports recommends only the HP 6500 Wireless (w/excellent text printing) out of the printers you mention, FWIW.

    The Kodak ESP 9 has excellent photo print quality, but below average text print quality, average copy quality.

    What the other posters have said regarding the Epson's photo printing quality is confirmed by CR as well, although text printing on all the other printers was rated higher than the Epson (Artisian 8xx).

    Cost per page (both photos and text) is cheapest on the Kodak and HP, and the Kodak is the fastest of the four.
     
  5. Coolio10

    Coolio10 Registered Member

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    Its basically just for printing documents.
     
  6. NoIos

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    Then IMO the best choice is HP. And if I were you I would pick a cheaper model too.
     
  7. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    All I buy is canon, it's the best quality all around. If you print a lot of documents get one that has an extra large black tank. The canon mp640 has the large black tank and individual color tanks.


    more info on printers
    http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/index.php
     
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