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Windows 7: What printer do you recommend?

23 Feb 2013   #1
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
What printer do you recommend?

I would like it to be:

A Wireless printer
Able to print fast
Quality standard, will not being printing anything that needs to be VERY high quality i.e. photos so quality isn't too important
Cheap ink cartridges for the printer that doesn't try up quick if unused for several months
Need to print both b&w and colour
Compatible with Windows 7 onwards

Budget:
100 max

What do you recommend?

Live in the UK btw


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23 Feb 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

kodak are good and cheap ink carts too,

argos sell them at a reasonable price...

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Browse...ds|Kodak|1.htm

the Hero 7.1 has 40 off atm.

if you buy ink from staples they knock a pound of a new one if you return the old one, it was 2 for a while so worth checking

http://www.staples.co.uk/ink-toner/t...cartridge-pack
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23 Feb 2013   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If you don't need color printing look at a mono Laser printer. I have a Brother HL-2170W which can connect via Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB 2. It uses toner and not ink, so no drying out. Lots of other brands out there also.

Jim
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23 Feb 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Even if you need color occasionally, a B&W laser printer will meet your needs better than an inkjet. Even though more expensive, they are less expensive in the long run, especially if not used frequently. Occasional color prints, especially photos, can be farmed out at a copy shop for less than you could print with your own printer unless you print large quantities.
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23 Feb 2013   #5
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

My last printer purchase was a Canon, and I am VERY happy with it. Will probably get another Canon when the time comes.
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23 Feb 2013   #6
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
My last printer purchase was a Canon, and I am VERY happy with it. Will probably get another Canon when the time comes.
How long ago are we talking?

Also what is the model of the printer?
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23 Feb 2013   #7
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Canon Pixma Series MP560 and I got it about 2 years ago. I don't know what the updated model is, but it just flat-out works. 5 separate ink tanks, easy to reload.....nice GUI. The only con some review sites gave it was "Mediocre print speeds"...........I have found it more than fast enough for me. I also picked it up on sale for $120......worth every penny.
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24 Feb 2013   #8
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the recommendations so far...
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24 Feb 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There are 3.5 brands I don't recommend for laser printers (I do not recommend inkjets, period):

HP (good products but poor tech help and early product abandonment)

Lexmark (high consumables costs)

Brother (there have been many reports of their printers showing the cartrides empty and won't print when they actually are still at least 1/4 full)

The half is Samsung. I have a CLP 415NW color laser printer that does a great job of printing but the wireless is tempermental. I frequently have to restore the connection to the computer; I'm about ready to permanently run a USB cable. The connection between the printer and the router has been stable but I had the divil's own time trying to establish that connection. Their tech help was worthless. I finally figured out a way to get it to connect despite the idiot directions.

I can't speak for Canon printers but I've had excellent luck with their scanners and cameras.
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24 Feb 2013   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

HP's printers used to be awesome, but the last 4 or 5 I've dealt with have been newer ones and I wanted to throw them out in the street.
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