Printer purchase

Discussion in 'Printers' started by Versy Tyle, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. Versy Tyle

    Versy Tyle Guest

    Thanks to those who replied to my last post. There seems to be unity over
    what I should get instead of a Lexmark!
    I currently have an Epson Stylus 830, which I'm extremely disappointed
    with. Cartridges are small and need refilling or replacing every few
    minutes; refilling them generates problems in that the ink takes time to
    settle, and also there is no suction if the seal is broken and the cartridge
    is momentarily removed; text printing quality is very poor (maybe this links
    in with my refilling); I loathe chipped cartridges, with all the hassle of
    fiddling around with a resetter; the ceaselessly necessary, endlessly
    repeated head cleaning is extremely time-consuming and uses masses of ink,
    running down the chipset levels; more seriously, my Lexmark had done a very
    good job with printing onto watercolour paper, trace and business card,
    which the Epson doesn't.
    How will the Canon i series compare on these counts?
    With thanks,
    Versy Tyle, Aug 18, 2003
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    jbuch Guest


    If you are telling the truth, then there is something seriously wrong.

    If not telling the truth, .... nice to hear from you.

    This looks like a fairly good whine against Epson printers. It has
    fairly good length.

    refilling them generates problems in that the ink takes time to


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    Taliesyn Guest

    Why is it some people insist on posting messages that no one knows what
    the hell they're talking about. Is there some meaning behind these
    broken thoughts?

    Taliesyn, Aug 19, 2003
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    John Chapman Guest

    I have Epson 830
    From each colour cartridge I can print 14 borderless full colour A4 size
    photo prints.
    These look fantastic and impress everyone who sees them.
    Here in the UK it is as cheap to buy compatible cartridges in bulk as to buy
    the ink to refill the cartridges and it is a lot less messy than refilling.
    My only complaint about the 830 is that it is a little heavy in the quantity
    of colour ink it uses but the quality of the prints makes it all worthwhile.
    John Chapman
    John Chapman, Aug 19, 2003
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