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#195732 1-May-2016 23:28
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My venerable old Epson Stylus Photo TX710W packed it tonight, the heads are stuffed. So I am in the market for a new one. Been an Epson buyer since the 80's and I am looking at the Epson Expression Premium XP-630 BUT I am also looking at the Canon Pixma MG7760BK.

 

What are members thoughts? any experiences with either? I know running costs are a rip-off these days and yes I have looked at the Epson echo-tank but that range does not do CD/DVD printing plus they are not cheap.

 

I am hoping to buy tomorrow with the Harvey Norman and Noel Leeming sales.





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  #1545098 1-May-2016 23:33
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I've had the MG7560 for 6 months and am happy with it.  Printing wirelessly from a Mac and 2 laptops and an iPhone plus Google Cloud Print.

 

Also have an MG5600 in my cave which is a simpler model that uses the same ink.  Happy with it.

 

I do have some annoying wireless issues which mean the Mac has trouble finding the printer sometimes, but I think that is my wireless access point (which is about to be changed) as the iPhone and the Mac sometimes drop off the wireless for no good reason.





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  #1545111 2-May-2016 07:19
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I owned three Canon inkjets, one Epson inkjet, now a brother color laser. Unless you MUST have inkjet, go laser. They're just more reliable, three year on site warranty for example if you use genuine toner. I originally had inkjet for the odd print and printing on DVDs, but I can get prints made on the spot when I need them at a place near home, at a place near work, or mailed to me, and they're cheaper as I don't print each photo 4 times to get it right.


 
 
 
 


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  #1545123 2-May-2016 08:30
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Yes, running costs are a rip off. You can minimise your ink buying pain buy using non original inks, such as from Ink Post.


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  #1545138 2-May-2016 08:51
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rendezvous:

 

Yes, running costs are a rip off. You can minimise your ink buying pain buy using non original inks, such as from Ink Post.

 

I might have the Midas Touch of an ___ but every single time I have used recycled/remanufactured inks and toners I've had a problem and ended up throwing them away.  This maybe 8 different inks/toners over 10 years.





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Dynamic:

 

rendezvous:

 

Yes, running costs are a rip off. You can minimise your ink buying pain buy using non original inks, such as from Ink Post.

 

I might have the Midas Touch of an ___ but every single time I have used recycled/remanufactured inks and toners I've had a problem and ended up throwing them away.  This maybe 8 different inks/toners over 10 years.

 

 

 

 

I'm here to say the same thing.  I've always experienced clogged printer heads and run multiple cleaning (ink pssing away like a fire hose) procedures etc to clear.

 

 

 

I have little faith in these add on products, despite the obvious dramatic difference in price to the originals.




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OK - thanks guys. Well have rethought my printer purpose and usage - haven't done any CD/DVD printing for over a year, do very little photo quality printing now but do do a lot of B&W printing (daily) with the occasional colour thrown in.

 

So have bought a Brother MFC-9340CDW Laser printer. Picked it up from Noel Leeming Tauranga for $549.95. The signage and the store sales person said there was a $200 cash back till the 10th May ($349.99). Well on filling out the on-line cash back form the date only went to 30th April. Rang Brother and the lovely lady said that is correct and Noel Leeming had made a mistake BUT she would honour it. As their head office is just literally 5 mins away I nipped down with the receipt. The money will be in my bank account by Friday. Thank you Brother.

 

My next thing is to find good LASER photo paper for the times I do need photo prints - any recommendations pls.





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FineWine:

 

OK - thanks guys. Well have rethought my printer purpose and usage - haven't done any CD/DVD printing for over a year, do very little photo quality printing now but do do a lot of B&W printing (daily) with the occasional colour thrown in.

 

So have bought a Brother MFC-9340CDW Laser printer. Picked it up from Noel Leeming Tauranga for $549.95. The signage and the store sales person said there was a $200 cash back till the 10th May ($349.99). Well on filling out the on-line cash back form the date only went to 30th April. Rang Brother and the lovely lady said that is correct and Noel Leeming had made a mistake BUT she would honour it. As their head office is just literally 5 mins away I nipped down with the receipt. The money will be in my bank account by Friday. Thank you Brother.

 

My next thing is to find good LASER photo paper for the times I do need photo prints - any recommendations pls.

 

 

 

 

I just bought that printer as well, it came in the courier this morning... $409 from Computer food, and a $200 cash back from brother on top of that... Not bad for a $209 inc GST printer!

 

 

 

It replaced my old MFC9120 that needed new toner etc...


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