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Jyushi Bismark
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I'm currently searching for a good and cheap printer, pricerange around €50. I'd use it not just for text thats for sure, so the quality should be alright.
 

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any cheap printer from HP is a good choice. Only downfall is the the ink cartridges run out too fast during heavy use.

dpi on cheap printers are pretty high these days, so color prints shouldn't be too much of a problem
 

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We bought a Lexmark for basic MS word documents and it works great. Havnt changed the ink since we bought it.

Not sure what model it is... cheapest one they have I think :)
 

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Well if your just printing text it will last what seems like eternity! :p

Yea, printers prices have gone way down. We bought a photo printer when they first came out and payed an arm and a leg for it. Luckily thequality is amazing - even compared to latest technologies! :p

But you can get some very nice printers these days that do photo's, text and all that stuff. :)

The cartridges (for any printer) are where they get you. Sometimes it's cheaper to buy a new printer! (i'm totally serious)
 

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i used to work at best buy for a littel while and totally agree with razor blade. i cant tell you how many grimaces i have seen when i rang up those inkjet cartridges or how many times i had to run over to the printer section to get the cartridge they actually needed.
personally, ink wise, i would try to get a printer with separate color cartridges like epson or canon. they tend to be relatively cheap and you will only have to replace the color you need, instead of throwing away the entire color cartridge when you run out of blue. this will save you the most money in the long run.
 

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And if you go to a real store they usually try to sell you a printer cable too for four times the price. (at least here in Sweden)

Yeah I recommend epson too, I got one now. Used to have a hp deskjet 820cxi and the cartridges were damn expensive.
 

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i have hp deskjet 3535 , it 's about $50 ,the quality is pretty good for low end printer.
but the cartridge is pretty expensive. if you want it cheap you can refill it with good brand refill ink. i can say it has same quality.
 

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Oh, if you can find a cheap printer with usb go with that. My new computer doesn't even hav a printer cable, and you can use any USB cable ;) It saves you money and it a lot more compact.
 

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IMHO, the HP printers really try to rip u off with their inks. thats why my printer now is a Canon. mite try Epson later if this MP370 ever breaks down.
 

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Well whichever printer you go with, the cartridges always end up pretty close in terms of cost. Even though i'm not an HP fan, they have very good quality printers. I have to agree HP, Epson and HP all have great printers. When buying one, try to look at samples and compare. ;)
 

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I never had much luck with those. I tried a black refill kit once, and it made the prints have all streaks through them. And it printed more grey than black. But if it works for you rock on. :thumb:
 

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Thx for the info guys, I go for the HP Deskjet 3745 with refill kits. I already had a printer with a fixed printhead like most Epson have, but it broke and the whole thing was screwed up. Also, my gf has a 3745 thing back home too, looked nice what came out there. ;)
 

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HP carts are more expencive becouse they come with the printer head needed to print if you get a problem with it you just have to swap the cartrige with Epson and Cannon the cartriges are cheaper becouse they are basically just ink reservatories. I would go 100% with HP since i fix printers i know how stupid the Epson and Cannon architectures are.
 

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I would definitely go with HP. I bought an HP Deskjet 3620 for about $60 at Walmart and it is a GOOD printer. Great picture quality, and is pretty quick too. If you are printing out full page pictures though, be prepared to watch your ink levels plummet. HP ink cartridges are actually some of the cheapest here, at about $20 each. The only other brand considerably cheaper is Canon. And this HP just replaced a Canon that totally broke on me. I have seen a couple canon's just break for no reason. If you don't have hella money to spend on ink, DO NOT GET A LEXMARK!!!! And be prepared to buy a usb printer cable if you do not already have one, as I discovered HP printers do not come with it, and the only cable I had for printers was an old parallel port cable. A USB printer cable will run you about and extra 10 dollars or so. Never used epson, so I will not comment either way, but I have a HP, I am pretty happy with it. But it will cost about $45 (with taxes) to replace both cartridges.
 

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dont get tricked into buying a usb 2.0 cable for your printer. they are outrageously overpriced and most printers that i know of dont use 2.0 anyways.
 

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dont get tricked into buying a usb 2.0 cable for your printer. they are outrageously overpriced and most printers that i know of dont use 2.0 anyways.
USB 2.0 cables are pretty much standard nowadays. I don't even think 1.1 cables are even manufactured anymore
 

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I got a 6 pack of variety USB 2.0 cables (with extendors, the mini usb, a 10 foot usb etc ...) For only $30.00 at ostco. It's a great buy if you ask me! :D
 

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Hi,

i have an old cannon printer BJC4200 brought 3 yrs ago and it's still working.
I never like HP products as it's seem to only work best with their own brand
and werid problems faced by their users.
My latest purchase is an 3 in1 EPSON CX3100. I would like to hear personal opinons about it due to the negative opinons with epson products.
 
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