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Old 23-06-2006, 4:58 PM
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Default Cheap Printer Ink?

I am thinking about buying a new printer (actually probably a 3in1) and was wondering which brand you can buy the cheapest compatible ink cartridges for.

At the minute I have narrowed my search down to HP or Lexmark.

any help would be appreciated.
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Old 23-06-2006, 5:05 PM
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HP as Lexmark are quite dear, also try and stay away from 3 in ones, as when one bit goes wrong and sent for repair youll have to do without the rest.
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Old 23-06-2006, 5:27 PM
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I agree HP and Lexmark are the most expensive, althought HP repairs are quite good (re conditioned machine in 5 working days and the old one gets taken away and given to the next person).

Some Epsoms are quite cheap but you have to weight up cost vs ml of ink. some seem cheaper but have less ink.

some of the new brother machines have quite cheap ink but getting them repaired is a knightmare.

Best to have alook around for a few printers that you like and then weigh up the price of ink and any other consumables like printer heads(canon) and how easy the ink is to get!
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Old 24-06-2006, 9:43 AM
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Is it not a case that HP only appear to be dear? I thought I had read somewhere that their inktanks are often significantly larger than other manufacturers? (happy to be corrected on this).

If it is any help there is a group test of various ink cartridges in the latest issue of Computer Shopper.

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Old 24-06-2006, 10:05 AM
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I can thoroughly recommend Brother 3 in 1 printers .

I have a DCP-117C which is available online for around 50, genuine ink carts can be had for around 15 for a set of 4 and non genuine for around 6 a set.

Prints good photos and carts last a long time !

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Old 24-06-2006, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for all the help..

Am still thinking brother one now although I did like the look of this one on special offer at Argos. http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/6700342.htm (I like the fact you can photocopy without having to turn the computer on.)

I also in regards to a 3-in-1 I also need a scanner so that the reason for the purchase instead of just a printer.

Still mull over things for another few days...
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Old 24-06-2006, 12:49 PM
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I would buy and all in one Epson.

Reason? The cost of cartridges for Epson printers is much lower than any other make. Get cartridges from a reputable source such as Choice Stationery - http://www.choicestationery.com - I have been buying cartridges from them for years and will never make the mistake of buying from anyone else. I got my fingers burned when I bought some real crap from Prink.

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That HP has a 21 and 22 ink cartridge , which look cheep enough but are in fact rather small filled ( i think they are the smaller versions of 56 and 57 althought the same price almost....)

The brother machines are good machines and you will find nearly all the All in ones you look at can photocopy without a PC needed.
A good version we do at work is the DCP 115C which is £74.99, which means you will be able to find it cheaper on the net ;-) it also has the digital camera memory card slots for printing photos direct but be warned photo printing will take a while! i have one of the brothers and they are very good and reliable :-) espically with cheap ink that lasts a while as shammyjack says
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It's funny you should mention the BROTHER DCP-115C I was interested in it when it was at Argos for 49.99 last week (I think at one point it had been 39.99). However it has gone back up to it's original price 79.99 which is a little too much. Did see it on ebay but a little reluctant to buy something like this on ebay (personal preferance). On the net I think I can only get it for around 70. Good thought though and perhaps cheaper in the long run so not totally discounted.
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Yeah i know we had them at half price at work as well. must have been a brother promotion or something because all of their printers have been half price in the last 2 months.

if your a student you can come to staples and get student discount to make it 71.91 :-) a little bit better. or open a business account and get the same discount.
if any brothers go on special again i will let you lot know as they are quite reliable machines with nice cheap ink, and if you go for the higher spec machines you get networking support and some even wireless and fax.
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Old 24-06-2006, 9:21 PM
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Pcworld still have the Brother DCP117 on offer at 49.99 with free delivery. I bought this machine some weeks back after seeing lots of recommendations on this site & am more than happy with it.

It's a stand alone copier too. Ink is widely available & very cheap, & plenty of recommendations of where to buy the cheapest ink cartridges on this board.
The bigger the bargain, the better I feel.

I should mention that there's only one of me, don't confuse me with others of the same name.
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thanks cattie I will have to check that out where I am
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Pretty sure I have made my final decision. With a little help from all of you. Think it is going to be the canon Mp150 from PCworld 45.88 (call and collect web discount).
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Old 25-06-2006, 10:14 PM
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Canon, Bargepole springs to mind
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Old 29-06-2006, 11:02 PM
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I have an Epson DX 4200, i find this a great scanner and excellent for everyday printing, photos aren't too bad either. Cartridges are only £1.75 at www.nd-ink.co.uk
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You can get cartridges also from a good source such as Inkridges.com (http://www.inkridges.com ) I use it all the time coz they have cheap prices .
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Old 23-06-2008, 9:53 AM
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Smile Another vote for Brother.

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Canon, Bargepole springs to mind



Same applies to Lexmark, don't touch with a bargepole. I actually stopped someone in Tesco one day who had a Lexmark in their trolley and explained the ink will cost them a kings ransom when it runs out.

Another vote for Brother, I've got a DCP 110C and I've had it a couple of years now with no problems. A full set of compatibles costs £14.28 for 10 supersized compatible cartridges from www.inkemporium.co.uk including postage and they last for ages.

The colour ones are £2.91 each or a full set of black, magenta, cyan, yellow and black is £6.86. All prices include delivery and VAT and they are delivered pretty quick too.

Last edited by cheekyweegit; 23-06-2008 at 9:55 AM. Reason: Just realised the date on this thread...... Woops! Still recommend the Brother though for anyone reading!!!
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Old 23-06-2008, 10:00 AM
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Another good place for ink is ink.co.uk. Well worth a visit.
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Old 26-08-2008, 7:41 AM
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Default Printer Ink

Im an old HP faithful fan. For quality and durability, I believe HP is the best. It might be a little more expensive than the rest but they have good customer support service, which others dont. For cartridges, Im looking for something cheaper. Anyone know a good place?
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Old 26-08-2008, 2:05 PM
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Not sure about printers (Boyfriends the technical one and buys all that) but for in future when you need to replace ink why dont you take the cartridges to an ink shop and get them refilled.Thats what i do, its soooooo much cheaper and enviromentally healthy. xx
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