Discussion in 'Computers' started by M.O.T.E., May 9, 2003.
HP is the best
Even with the high cartrigdes prices, i prefer HP.
i like my hp 1210 scanner/copier/printer. really cute. won't even be out of place in a kitchen very portable and saves space. good job for the price.
HP 8800 does a rather good job...
I have to go with canons man. I've had mine for about 6 months now, and it's way better than my old lexmark. the lexmark got messed up one day, and it never worked properly again. BUY A CANON!!
Okay...related question...which brand has the most inexpensive cartridges? I want to get myself a printer (instead of leeching from other people) but the cartridges for the cheapest printers seem to cost as much as the printers themselves!
Cannon. Most definatly. I have a canon S330 Photo "Limmted eddition" which takes the all popular BCI-24 cartridges. its £5.00 For a brand new Black cartridge and about £10 for a new colour. and thats genuine Canon inks
Excellent. Thanks Now looking into the i250 Bubblejet. $6 a cartridge is much better than spending $36 on one. Thanks!
Aah, the i250's arent bad printers at all
my printer is ok...hp psc 1300 series
thoes arent bad printers as a matter of fact, but in the HP's I much prefer the Deskjet 845C
HP is the best
here are some info I've read recently from an independent source. Canon and Epson are ranked at good in reliablity and quality, HP is ranked poor in reliablity and quality. There were other printers manufactures on the list but I can't remember them.
theve got that flippin well backwards then. I get more epson printers being brought back with faulty heads, amoung other parts, than any other printer make. and HP's last for ever. look at the deskjet 660C that modle is 8 years old and anyone that still has a deskjet 660C will tell you they still run strong.
we have one in the front of the shop for testing cartridges. that was about 7 years old when we had it, it does about 35 pages a day and only once did it screw up, and that was we found the paper-feed wheels had gotten too smooth
There are 3 main types of printer;
Dot Matrix Printer
Dot Matrix - The print needle makes contact with the paper, similar to the way a typewriter does it, but it used lots of little dots do draw pictures etc. (Also they are fairly noisy)
Inkjet - Popular home use. It is relatively cheap but the printing process is slow and the quality is not as good as laser.
Laser - Creme de la Creme. These things are amazing as ****. The only downside is the cost, plus its even more expensive to make color copies too. (But on the upside, this is very very quiet in comparison to the other 2.)
Hope that answers any queries you might have
You missed out bubblejet
Bubblejet are the best type of liquid-ink printers there are. Allthough they are currently only manufactured By canon, the new type Canon BJC (Bubble-jet Colour) printers are not only award-winning quality and super-thing but they are the fastest liquid-ink printers on the market. this sudden increase in canon's speed owing to there new "Microdroplet" technology, allowing the printer to instead of pushing a few huge bubbles onto the page at a time, microdroplet uses smaller heaters and pushes several smaller ones onto the page, allowing a very high DPI range in a very low-priced printer.
Now, unlike its liquid-ink brother the Inkjet printer, which sprays the page with ink, Bubble Jet printers Bubble it onto the page meaning they use less ink and allowing the cartridges to be much smaller and cost less to replace
there is much debate about there being a difference between printers marked as "Deskjet" and ones marked as "inkjet"
"Inkjet printers" have the heads attached to the printer its self in a head-assebly. the cartridge is mearly a tank of ink, making it disposeable but on this kind of printer, if you bugger the head up, you have knackerd the printer. Also, IN this kind of printer the ink is held in a sponge inside the cartridge. if the printer stops printing properly, leabing it alone over night useually fixes the problem
"Deskjet" printers heave the heads on the cartridge making them more expensive to buy but they have more ink in a smaller cartridge. Deskjet cartridges dont have any sponges, they are a tank of ink complete with heads. The advantage to having the heads on the cartridge is that if you knacker the heads, you just throw the cartridge away, get a new one, and assumeing the printer its self is ok, it will start working just like new again.
HP are not that great printers...
maybe to the average consumer but not for the best quality prints.
Canon is somewhere inbetween consumer and print quality i think.
I like lexmark tho
HP is consistently reliable, Canon are way of the mark with the Bubblejet as mine does not work very fast. I use HP930C and 720C and Laser Jet 5L with 9Mb memory. Epson are expensive cartridges and they use the colour ones for black! What a waste.
you obviousley dont have a very new cannon. they have revolutionised there bubblejet printers with there new micro-dot technology and they are now faster than any standard deskjet/inkjet
a 5L with 9MB? Never seen one, and I work in a printer shop
Its impossiple to say which is the best printer unless you've actually used them all,if this was the case you could compare one against the other and be in a position to comment.
I use an Epson because the refills are cheap but i wouldn't go as far as to say its the best printer.
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