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Old 04-21-2006, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking about getting an all in 1 printer/scanner/copier, it would be really handy, but the inks are so expensive to buy, can anyone show me whats the best all in 1 and where to get reasnoble priced ink from???

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Old 04-21-2006, 08:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a nice one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16828106210
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Lexmark sucks. We used to have a few Lexmarks including an all-in-one x74(?) and they all sucked.
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all-in-ones in general suck. they integrate so many features that they have to make some shortcuts somewhere and it makes it suck. but for general purpose.. they're good.. i have a brother all-in-one.. it does everything well.. but when it receives faxes.. HOLY CRAP its slow. but i guess the one you're looking for doesn't include the fax feature..

as for ink.. you can just keep refilling your ink at places where they refill.. thats for inkjets anyways.. if you get laser then you also have to worrky about the chip.. because they make it so that a cartridge can only print a certain amount.. then it stops even if it has ink.. they try to rip us off! that way we HAVE to buy a new cartridge.. but you can buy a new chip for it as well.. anyways... good luck... hehe.
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Thanks people, Im in the UK/Eu. anyone else help???
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The Canon Pixma and the Espon Stylus series are the best all-in-one printers in my opinion.
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I also have an Epson CX 3200... but I also have an HP... I like both and you also can find various online outlet type places that sell generic compatable cartridges. I go to:

http://www.pacificink.com/printer.ph...-stylus-cx3200

Has always worked for me... They even have discounts if you print a lot and set up a buying plan.
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basically the saying used for people generally applies to appliances as well "Jack of all trades, master of none". couldn't you just use standard ink refills? who cares about replacement cartridges
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If that is what you want to do then sure, but me I go thru so little ink, it really doesn't do me any good to try and refill... I'm lazy. So I just order some new stuff...
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all-in-ones in general suck. they integrate so many features that they have to make some shortcuts somewhere and it makes it suck.
How true...I work on computers and one thing I have found out over the years is that all-in-one machines are a waste unless you buy the best, most expensive machine. You can't try to save money buying a cheap one... something will die very soon-usually the fax or the scanner will be the first to go. The only reason I would recommend one is if you don't have the space for all the individual machines.
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