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Hi there Frances144

 

I have a Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD All-in-One Printer (Scan, Copy, Duplex & Wi-Fi)

 

32 bit and 64 bit drivers on set up disc

Works with windows 7

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=px720wd&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=15928642788&ref=pd_sl_7x1dquysrd_b

 

 

Price: £109.99

 

 

Best printer I have had yet and no cables after set up all done through my rooter

The photos are just as good as any I ever got at the camera shop

Changing the Ink is a doodle

Was worth every penny paid for it

 

http://www.dixons.co.uk/gbuk/epson-stylus-photo-px720wd-wireless-all-in-one-inkjet-printer-06935881-pdt.html?srcid=198~Computing~06935881&cmpid=ppc~gg~UFD-Printer~06935881~LT&mctag=gg_goog_7904_&gclid=CLHggszEm6wCFUsZ4QodIjyY_A

 

price £84.99

 

Epson Stylus Photo Printer PX720WD: Verdict

If you’re buying a photo quality printer, then your main concern will be the quality of the photos it produces. The Epson Stylus Photo Printer PX720WD does not disappoint at all, once the heads were cleaned and nozzles aligned, the printer produced repeated high quality, seamless images. Features like Duplex and the paper storage tray are also nice features, especially if its going to be used for occasional office type work.

 

Mostly, the mono images have printed at the same tone as the original file, but we saw with the church print that it can err towards a warm print.

 

The scanner is capable of 4800DPI, but in the 300-600DPI region it has been capturing details very well. The scanned images have been a little washed out or lighter than the original files.

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In an ideal world, I would like a cheap monochrome printer that used one ink and run on fresh air. I only want it to print the Guardian crossword (don't judge me) and the odd letter.

 

All my photos are professionally printed by The Camera Centre.

 

I think we have an old scanner so I will dig that out.

 

If it could cost under £30 all the better.

 

Any ideas?

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ITS have a have a HP DeskJet 1040, it has good reviews but is also quite cheap, it won't last forever I don't imagine with huge print jobs but if you don't use it much it should do you fine. It prints, scans and copies but is not a photo printer (but does have a colour cartridge). I think it was about £40ish? I sure you could get it cheaper online though if you are of a mind.

 

It is a HP which isn't what you wanted... I've never had problem with HP personally.

 

ITS is the computer shop between the barber and Smith and Harper, on North Road.

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last time I ordered electricals from amazon (a £20 DVD player) it came on Up Helly Aa wednesday with WDA! Ordered on the sunday night with free shipping. Living out near Waas I figured that was one of the best bargins ever, and the fastest FREE shipping I could ask for.

Instead of paying extra for a certain company to lose it for a few weeks... months... COMPLETELY :evil:

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In an ideal world, I would like a cheap monochrome printer that used one ink and run on fresh air. I only want it to print the Guardian crossword (don't judge me) and the odd letter.

 

All my photos are professionally printed by The Camera Centre.

 

I think we have an old scanner so I will dig that out.

 

If it could cost under £30 all the better.

 

Any ideas?

 

If economy is more important than quality, I would recommend an Epson printer and use only compatible ink cartridges.

 

Now, this will technically invalidate your warranty, however usually genuine ink, especially if bought locally, can end up costing as much as a new printer, so you only have to successfully go through one set of compatible ink and you are already saving money. (and of course if you do have a problem, you *could* just put back the genuine cartridges that came with your printer before getting it fixed ;) )

 

Speaking from experience, compatible inks vary in quality but in well over ten years of using them I have never had a blockage or any such serious problem. Sure, they are not suitable for photographic reproduction, but that is expected.

 

For example compatible cartridges for the Stylus SX125 I linked to above are available from quite a few sites, including those offering free delivery, for as little as £2.15 each.

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Like you Frances I realised I hardly ever printed in colour and was fed up with the scutter with ink - running out or not printing clearly. I got a laser printer and apart from new toner about once a year it has run perfectly. I would certainly recommend that youi get one.

 

Lasers are coming down in price, this one from Amazon is only £43.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-ML-1670-Black-Laser-Printer/dp/B0054QK7UI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1320502994&sr=1-3

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