H P printer vs Epson printer

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  1. bruren777

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    I purchased a new Gateway computer 4 or 5 years ago, with it came an Epson C82 printer. The printer did a fair job. Recently I had to replace the red, blue and yellow cartridges. The ink jets were clogged and would not clear per the instructions. I was going to take the printer apart and manually clean the jets.

    I found an online site re. printers, overall Epson did not rate very high and two guys had the same problem as I had. They took theirs apart and were sorry they did, nothing but trouble.

    Radio Shack happened to have a sale on a HP Deskjet 5900 printer and a HP Digital 5.2 Megapixel Camera for $199. That was deal that was too good to pass up.

    The HP printer is a lot quieter and has better quality job of printing. The camera is fantastic, I'm very satisfied with both printer and camera.
     
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    I got a good deal on a Canon Pixma IP3000. It is a low end printer, but the quality is great and the ink is pretty inexpensive. It also does duplex printing, which fascinates my wife. Sometimes I think she prints things just to watch it suck the paper back up and print the other side. It was on sale for $69 and also had a $20 rebate!
     
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    I use an Apple, and Apple reccommend Epson, yet scince I have to be different I went for a HP printer as I got a good deal on one at Dick Smith Electronics. The one I have is the 3550 and it works quite well.

    Canon traditionally are the cheapest for the refills, I have dound Lexmark to be the dearest. I have noticed that Generic refills for H P printers are becoming available.
     
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    You got a printer AND a 5.2 MP camera for $199? That is a great deal. HP traditionally will practically give away a printer because the ink cartridges cost about $30 each and that is where HP makes it's money. Just for the camera the $199 price is great. Most 5+ MP cameras I have seen recently go for about $350. I hope you enjoy it.

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    We have used Lexmark printers for the most part, but have not been real excited over the years, cartidges don't last long, paper jams, crooked printing etc.

    We opted to spend more money and got an hp. No more of the usual problems, it just won't print :eek:

    It was great for few months but now it has spells of good health then relapses for a few weeks and hicups every other print job.

    So, I like the thoughts expressed about Canon - will try that next [​IMG]

    Office depot and others have refilled cartridges for most of the common printers. I finally tried an online outfit and was pleased with their's as well.
     
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    Bill, Yes I did get a printer and a 5.2 MP camera for $199. I thought I better snap it up before they changed their minds.

    The cartridges for the Epson were pretty spendy especially since it comes with four different cartridges. I bought generic cartridges at Staples which were cheaper of course Epson claims their cartridges are better. The generic cartridges work just fine. The H P has two catridges: Black and the others incorperated in one.

    I will stick with HP. Hewlett-Packard developed a lot of the electronic components for NASA from there to the medical field, which has a plethora of electronics. I used to work at a hospital in the engineering department and HP was one of the largest suppliers of medical electronics. From there H P can be found everywhere.

    Back to cartridges, my neighbor has an Epson C82. He bought a cartridge refill kit, he said all it did was creat a big mess. I wouldn't have tried one anyway, but now that my neighbor ran a test and it failed I know I wont for sure.
     
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    HP all the way. I got a refurbished HP three years ago and have not had a minute's problem. I previously had Lexmarks (and will echo the aforementioned comments about reliability and printing quality) and have seen many printers — including Epson and Canon — come and go at the office. The HP models last longer.
     
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    I have a HP printer/scanner, it works very well, I have a PSC1315, It does 4 or 6 color printing, and scans and copies too. The ink cartridges that came with it were the small ones, didn't last too long, but the large capacity ones are less than 20 bucks and they last a long time. I have not had to replace the photo or tri-color ones, and the black one only once in about a year.
     
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    Now yuns' tell me. I bought a lexmark 1185 in july for my wife to use. It is a multifunction with print,scan, copy,& even fax capibility. Haven't had any problems yet, though you may be right about ink consumption.
    I also have an older (like my computer) canon BJC-250 that still works fine. It's main use is just for text printing. I have used refill kits with it & again, never any problems, even withthe color cartridge.
     
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    I have an Epson R200 which I print photos with. I am very satisfied with it. It has never failed to do a great job of printing. I get the cartridges from Sam's Club. In the past I used an HP 722 and the Epson is much better.

    I do most of my printing with an HP 4100 black and white laser printer. It prints 25 ppm. So far I have printed about 25K copies and it prints very good. Laser is the only way to go if you print very many copies and do not want the ink to smear.
     

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