printer recommendation?

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by jimbo, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    San Diego
    Who better to ask about a new printer than a bunch of plumbers?

    I am up to here with Kodak. My 5300 is 14 months old. They replaced the print head twice, and in Feb. gave me a brand new printer. It has croaked again. I sent Kodak an email telling them it would be in the front yard with a lemon tree planted in it.

    Anyway, now I am shopping!

    I bought that Kodak specifically because I wanted the feature of printing archival quality color photos. Regular inkjets, photos can fade in a matter of months or a few years. But I think other brands now have photoprinting with longevity.

    I probalby will consider HP and/or Epson. Anyone have a fairly new printer they like??

    I shop almost exclusively on line, but for "major" hard goods, I usually opt for a local store. But I am seeing some great buys on Amazon, and
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

    Cincinnati OH
    I`m in the market for a new printer/scanner,and leaning to kodak.
    now I will have shop some more.
    Hp is the one I had but the ink cost almost as a new printer.
  3. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    San Diego
    The issue of the expense of ink cartridges was one of the things that led me to the Kodak. The print head is a separate module, unlike a lot of the other printers where the expensive print head is replaced with each new cartridge. It turns out there is a reason for that....the head is a precision device which suffers wear each time it spits out a little drop of ink, and just needs to be replaced. Kodak though they could get by, but as I mentioned I had early and repeated failures of the print head, under very light to moderate usage.

    In my rant to Kodak, I told them to go back to making Kodachrome, because nothing else is working for them. ( They recently ticked me off regarding my Kodak camera, and their online Kodak gallery. I have a whole list of rants...don't get me started!)
  4. SewerRatz

    SewerRatz Illinois Licensed Plumber

    Chicago, IL
    I been using a Xerox Phaser 8560, its pretty sweet. I got mine through their free color printer program. I have to print at least 1200 pages a month and fax over a usage report once a month, as long as I meet the quota I do not have to pay a monthly under usage fee. To meet the quota I print all my spec sheets for job quotes, invoices, and fliers. It also doesn't use them big toner cartridges, it uses the wax blocks which means a whole lot less waste. Oh after 3 years of meeting their quota you will be done with the program and you will own the printer free and clear.
  5. HP or Epson is the way to go.

    Don't even think about a Lexmark; they are the biggest ripoff when it comes to how much they cost a year.
  6. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Canon MP470

    Not braggin, just what I got. Ink is highway robbery though. :mad:
    Have not had trouble with it but then again don't do a lot of the bells and whistles. (Does it even have any¿) Just prints and thats fine with me. Has a scanner too. Supposedly a fax machine although without a LAN line never gave a rats you know what.
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