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Topic # 64673 20-Jul-2010 10:21
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IRD are very kindly giving us a little bit of tax back this year, our HP printer has died so time for a new one. We are looking for a new colour printer for about $100. We like the idea of the Canon Pixma as it photocopies and scans also but not sure if it only accepts canon cartridges, and not sure what other brands are out there that are similar. Which printer would you recommend? Its just for home use, would be nice if it prints photos. Thanks.

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  Reply # 353955 20-Jul-2010 14:59
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It really depends. What would you print or scan? High quality photographs or just plan text documents?

You can get 3rd party cartridges but if anything goes wrong Canon etc won't be able to help you out. However, most times, there are no issues.



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  Reply # 353986 20-Jul-2010 15:23
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i'd like to be able to print decent photos, they don't need to be high quality, as well as text documents. i'm not sure what i'd scan but since some of these printers do have scanners it could be useful.

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  Reply # 354033 20-Jul-2010 16:46
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I think you could even get one for around the $70 mark. Most multi-functions can print, scan and fax. I would recommend Canon or Brother.



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  Reply # 354039 20-Jul-2010 16:51
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thanks, any particular model? can you use non-branded ink for either of these brands?

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  Reply # 354041 20-Jul-2010 16:56
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Yes, you can use non-branded ink. Just remember if you are printing photos etc, the non-branded ones may lack the quality. Sometimes I find the non-branded ones run out faster too.

Any model within Canon and Brother is fine really. Make sure you ask whether the printer can run even though one colour is empty - I find it annoying when some printers as you to put in a full tank of red when I only want to print black, haha.



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  Reply # 354063 20-Jul-2010 17:24
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thanks, i'll have to see what's on special at my local stores.

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