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All in one Photo Printer?

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J0yce
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Message posted at 11/29/2006, 18:51:16 PM by J0yce
Does anyone know of a good all in one photo printer from any brand but Epson? It does not have to have a fax, just printer, scanner, copier. Id like to try to keep it under $400...shooting for about $250 maybe, but who knows? I would like it to print up to an 8x10 size, decent. I mean, it doesnt even have to be perfect, but just good enough. The less head cleaning, low print cartridge price, etc, the better. This printer will be for my mother who mainly needs the photo printing for scrapbooking purposes. She doesnt need a whole lot of bells and whistles to be happy. Easy is better than technical in this situation. Id appreciate any help. Thanks.


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Crysrob
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Message posted at 12/01/2006, 09:10:00 AM by Crysrob
I own the Canon pixma mp780 and its wonderful. The cost was around $400 and it is very simple to use.



Easy copy, scan and the quality was just great.



Crys.
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J0yce
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Message posted at 12/01/2006, 09:18:45 AM by J0yce
This printer was suggested to me somewhere else. I looked it up and I think Im going to get the MP800 version. Newer? I dont know. But it seems pretty good for its price. Amazon.com is selling it for $259.99 w/ free super saver shipping. Sounds like a good deal to me. Thanks for your reply.


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David15
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Message posted at 12/04/2006, 07:10:24 AM by David15
Why don't you like Epson?
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Lightart
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Message posted at 12/04/2006, 12:23:14 PM by Lightart

Originally posted by J0yce:
Quoted Message: Does anyone know of a good all in one photo printer from any brand but Epson? . . .




Joyce, the problem with asking for recommendations from users is that everybody usually recommends the particular printer that they use or that one of their friends uses. You may or may not get led astray. Fact is most of the big name printers have very adequate models that will do the job for you with great results. But rather than rely upon opinions and emotionally charged recommendations, its usually better to go online and do a search on Google or Web Ferret, for printer reviews from known reviewer sources like PC World and others. Remember to place your 'all in one' requirements as part of the search parameters. Usually as part of the review, the articles have ratings from both technical experts and users as well as side by side comparisons and features of the competing models.
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Aj-brugge
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Message edited at 12/04/2006, 14:03:27 PM by Aj-brugge
I can't give you a great recommendation for printing photos, but I can give you some advice about quality. Go with Canon. After having troubles and going through 3 printers in 2 .5 years, with each Epson lasting about a year and the Lexmark only lasting 6 months, I bought a canon. Now my printer is a little old (5 years now) but it was a great investment for 100 bucks. The printer is so reliable I had 3 other family members buy it. At the time Canon had several revolutionary concepts saves me money and that many of their printers have now like

1) Keep the printer head seperate so the consumer only has to buy the ink

cartidges which range from 16-19 bucks canadian

2) they don't put all the CMY into one cartridge waisting ink and money

3) Canon was also the first to introduce Photo cyan and photo magenta and

I thnk they introduced, though I may be wrong, the added tanks for rgb in

some of their high end printers.

I'd also recomend stay away from the all in one systems I've seen too many of them break leaving it as an oversized scanner or desk ornament.



But if you are printing photos for professional purposes and not personal take your images to a photo lab and get them done properly.
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Lightart
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Message posted at 12/04/2006, 16:53:39 PM by Lightart

Originally posted by Aj-brugge:
Quoted Message: I can't give you a great recommendation for printing photos, but I can give you some advice about quality. Go with Canon. After having troubles and going through 3 printers in 2 .5 years, with each Epson lasting about a year and the Lexmark only lasting 6 months, I bought a canon. . . .But if you are printing photos for professional purposes and not personal take your images to a photo lab and get them done properly.




Your experiences with Epson have not been mine. I've had two Epson Printers over the past 6 years and they are still in fine operating condition with no issues or quality diminishment in the time I've been using them. I also use the 1280 for printing my images as proofs and archival gallery prints. The ones I sent out to a professional lab didn't have the pop or the color balance that I was able to achieve with my Epson. Epson, as Canon, has fine quality products. It sounds like you just had a couple of bad experiences that aren't necessarily representative of the line in general.



Don
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Asw4303
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Message posted at 03/12/2007, 12:00:43 PM by Asw4303
This is the one I use.



Canon PIXMA MP830 Office All-In-One Printer



The higher the model number the better! =)



It takes 5 ink cartridges -- the standard CMYK and then additional photo black which really works wonders when printing photos! I fell in love with this when I saw it at Fry's and decided to go all in. It was around $250 with the rebate, but Amazon is a better bet at the moment.



I have had different Epsons, Brothers and an array of Lexmarks.. but honestly, Canon has everyone beat when it comes to printing photos.. The only other one I might recommend if you really can't decide would be HP's equivalent HP Officejet 6310 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier . I must stress that whereas HP does a great job... My advice is to jump into the Canon. They know photos! =)



Hope this helps. Research everything. It really does make a difference. =)



-- Brandi
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Avion49
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Message posted at 03/28/2007, 11:31:35 AM by Avion49
I realize that you've probably already bought one, but here's something that no-one has mentioned that anyone looking for a printer/all-in-one should consider. Unless you are made of money, take a good, long, hard look at the cost of replacement cartridges for the printer you are considering. I have a perfectly good all-in-one sitting on my desk with an error light on it because it needs new cartridges. But you see, the stupid things cost upwards of $50 to replace the entire set. The photo printer sitting on DH's desk gets used the most simply because I can buy a complete set of replacement cartridges PLUS get 150 4x6 photo sheets for around $32 from Staples. Big difference!



Sandy
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Yayanana
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Message posted at 04/28/2007, 15:06:28 PM by Yayanana
One other thing...the size of the ink carts varies from brand to brand. Canon's cartridges are economical considering their size and that the printhead is separate from the ink.


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Mug78
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Message edited at 10/31/2008, 20:33:47 PM by Mug78
you should look for the more expensive ones, if you want something good: i have a Pixma mp150 and the colour prints aren't truly exciting...even though black and white is pretty nice.



Still, ink cartridge cost more than usual printers.


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Southernstar71
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Message posted at 11/02/2008, 14:08:55 PM by Southernstar71
When I shop for printers I look at which printers won awards lately, and unless I'm very much mistaken, the "all-in-one" category has been dominated by Canon recently.



I bought a MP600R recently (the one with wi-fi) and I'm really happy about the quality,



To be honest, I was also happy with my old EPSON D68 (great cost/quality ratio), but the prints I'm getting with the Canon are far better.
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Adpower99
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Message posted at 11/02/2008, 14:34:20 PM by Adpower99
I disagree totally with Yayanana. Yes, there will likely be a difference between a $250 printer and a $1000 printer. But when you're talking about a $200-400 price range, a higher price definitely doesn't mean a better printer.



I do agree completely with Lightart. Everyone has their own preferences and biases and you should look to an independent source for reviews and recommendations. One I frequently use is MySimon.com. They have reviews for some, but not all, models. But they also have price ranges and links to rated dealers where you can buy them. So it also helps you compare prices.
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Rbchurst
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Message posted at 01/24/2012, 13:13:44 PM by Rbchurst
I am actually thinking of selling mine. I never used it, but I could use the extra cash. My daughter wants a doll house, I have been looking for different doll houses for sale, but they are pretty pricey!




http://www.the-doll-house-cafe.com


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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 02/01/2012, 15:12:44 PM by Nikon4004
An all in one printer scanner is like a ZOom lens. Averal alla round, but not really spectacular in any one place.

Better to get a dedicated scanner and a dedicated printer. A good scanner is fairly cheep, and for as much as most people use them,,,Don;t over spend. Put the funds in the best printer you can get.
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Chimeandsense
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Message posted at 02/18/2012, 21:30:37 PM by Chimeandsense
For a cheap and cheerful all in one printer have a look at what Kodak have on offer, cartridges are cheap, the quality of the print and scanner are not that bad for a cheap all in one printer. Easy set up as well. I wouldn't use it for professional printing


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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 07/22/2013, 09:25:47 AM by Nikon4004
I agree. I've both Canon and Epson and Canon is the best quality and value
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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 10/22/2013, 15:37:13 PM by Nikon4004
AS far as printin photos, your cost is going to be higher than haveing it done elsewhere. I shot weddking and events as a main prt of my business and I use Sam's Club for proofs. At .13 each, vs about .45 at home it just makes sense.
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