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ZollyMonsta

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#119239 25-May-2013 18:36
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Hi all..

We're Looking for a network printer that supports AirPrint and has affordable consumables. Connectable via either WiFi / Ethernet. Colour preferred by SheWhoMustBeObeyed ;-)

We currently have a Brother printer/scanner and sick of not being able to print if one colour is empty (especially when we have a full black cartridge available!

Any recommendations?

Thanks
Grant

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  #825289 25-May-2013 18:43
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I was told by a commercial printing place, that often buying a more expensive model, will mean cheaper consumables. The professional machines consumables aren't too badly priced apparently. It is often on the really cheap domestic models, where the printer is almost being given away, are the consumables really expensive. Most now have cartridges for the 4 main colors.

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  #825299 25-May-2013 19:09
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http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=408859# looks ok... Trying to see if it will print with just a black cartridge in it.

 
 
 
 


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  #825313 25-May-2013 19:27
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I too would love to know if there is a printer out there that prints with black alone.

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  #825331 25-May-2013 20:03
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I've asked on their Facebook page. Seems like a not bad model.

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  #825358 25-May-2013 20:35
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We have an HP photosmart b210 and it's pretty good. Wireless, scanner, photo paper slot.
Paid $50 from DSE when it was on sale and to replace all 4 cartridges with the "XL" ones recently cost $88.


we can email it too which is pretty cool.

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  #825408 25-May-2013 23:19
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I like the Epson WorkForce series.




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  #825481 26-May-2013 11:07
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Not sure of the model you have but have you tried a CISS kit bought one for a mate with a new brother printer cost $40 on trademe not installed yet, but has 100ml tanks fitted into printer, door stays open.

Have used similar systems on 3 HP printers for 6 years at work and home, have saved approx $13000 in that time.

Great thing at home you dont care what gets printed at 100ml for $10

may be worth a look if printer does what you want, apart from working when 1 cart empty


 
 
 
 


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  #825498 26-May-2013 11:16
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Hi Sleepy. We re wanting to replace the printer anyway as it doesn't support wifi/network connection or AirPrint.

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  #825500 26-May-2013 11:25
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I like my Epson Artisan multifunction. I have a Rihac continuous ink system attached, cost me around $150 but I haven't needed to refill my ink tanks in something crazy like 2 years. Printing costs fell 95% and prints look the same.

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  #825511 26-May-2013 11:48
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i bought a MFCJ625DW for my mate for $165 from acquire may suit your needs .He still hasnt taken it out of the box so no idea how its going

Anyone in Hastings fancy setting up a printer let me know

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