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Old 02-15-2011, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my c4280 crapped out and I need a new printer..

So I need something like an all-in-one with a media card reader. It can be wired but if it is connected with a usb cable that fits in the space given, in LENGTH. So for example if the printer is wired it would have to be maximum, 1 and 1 half feet.

Now if it's wireless, then no problem, does that mean all I have to do is plug the power then it prints anywhere in the house?

Now I know there's laser, toner, all that stuff? Which is the best one, for personal use, and economy (ink prices etc..)

It NEEDS to be from this site: Products | Staplesģ

and then unless it's a good deal then on newegg

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Budget?

I'm not sure on printers as of late. I'm happy with my HP Deskjet D2530.

Just please do not get the HP All-in-ones. Had too many people complaining about it.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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$100, really wanted to keep it cheap, since I really only print for school work.

So the all in ones are bad? Okay, but are there ones with printing and scanning/copying at the same time? Also does wireless printing mean I can just plug it in to wall, and print from anywhere?

edit: http://www.staples.com/HP-Officejet-...uct_777061_HC2

was looking at that.. how is it?
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I said, just not the HP line of All-in-one printers. But, whatever you want, I guess.

IMO, Go Canon for all in ones.
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I have a Kodak ESP3250 all in one that was like 60 at wal-mart. the cartridges are the cheapest. print quality is decent and it does not have the bloatware that HP printers have.
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I throw away the CD when I get any hardware, unless they are ancient :P

Just download the driver. you don't need a pretty program to print.
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I know the HP software download was like 1.7Gb that my mom's all-n-one needed and what's worse is it was back when they had dial-up in 2001 and it would have taken 3 days or more LOL. My sister had to download it with her college connection. it never came with the cd for it. that was ****. I know someone else on another forum was showing the HP software on another printer and it took up like 400 some megs of RAM. LOL.

Mine takes 6MB.
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remixed cat, wow that printer is great for the price, by the way is the quality of pictures bad? Is it wired or wireless?

master, what canon all in one do u recommend?

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-PIXM...undle/12534987

wow look at that cheap all in one canon does that sound good? Also are all printer usb cables standard? Like is one end usb and the other end printer for all printers? Will I have to buy another?
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I have a Canon MP240. I got it free from a friend, the printer is broken now, but the scanner still works.

Yeah, that Canon should work great.
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Okay 1 more question..

This'll match with my haf 922 nicely:

Walmart.com: Canon PIXMA MP495 Wireless All-in-One Printer with Full HD Movie Print & Mobile Printing: Computers since it's black, will that work too? Also with wireless printing, I dont have to connect the printer to the router or anything? The printer has a network card?
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