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Old 31-01-2008, 06:24   #16
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I have a Canon ip 8500. Leave it for months and never a prob. Individual tanks for each colour, 8 of them, and a seperate head. The ink does dry up however so I must find a good source for ink and refill. Does photos wonderfully which is why I bought it but with the cost for digital prints these days its not worth the bother.
It will also print onto dvd's.

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Old 31-01-2008, 09:05   #17
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Samsung clp 30 colour laser now less that 100 new in the UK. B&W Laser printers now 60, Lide25 Scanner 32.
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Old 31-01-2008, 09:32   #18
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Samsung clp 30 colour laser now less that 100 new in the UK. B&W Laser printers now 60, Lide25 Scanner 32.
That's in pounds...so I'd pay, what? $800,000 US for a printer!!!
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Old 31-01-2008, 11:53   #19
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Didn't realise the dollar had slipped THAT much, I thought it was around $2 to 1. colour laser printers used to be between 400 and 1,000 a few years ago.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:27   #20
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HP allinone folds into a box shape so it is easier to store.

Can copy and fax without a computer.

Consider getting a storage box for used ink cartridges and remove, clean, and store them if not used for a while. Avoid large rapid temperature changes on cartridges if possible.
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Didn't realise the dollar had slipped THAT much, I thought it was around $2 to 1. colour laser printers used to be between 400 and 1,000 a few years ago.

I was ordering a rain coat online last year and it was about 2 to 1.

The only thing was the item was twice as much as a place in Austrailia for the same coat.
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We have the Samsung CLP-300, a fairly compact color laser that cost around US$200. I explicitly didn't want an ink jet because we don't print all that frequently, and every ink jet I've ever owned has had the cartridges dry up long before the ink was gone. With the laser, the toner will last for years. The Samsung has seperate and simple to replace toner for each color separately, which was another requirement (after having to replace my entire HP inkjet cartridge when a single color went out).

We're happy with the Samsung. It's fast and print quality is great. We don't print photos, since those can be done on real photo paper at walmart/costco/wherever for under 20 cents a picture when we need to (and these days it's easier just to upload to Picasa and send out a link!)

One consideration for laser printers is that they probably won't run off a modified sine wave inverter.
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! second the recommendation on the Canon IP90. 7x12x2", and have had no problems with clogged jets even though it sometimes sits for moths at a time. For a scanner, I got a Pentax DSMobile - 2x1.5x12" color sheetfeed so you cant scan books without ripping them apart, although I was able to get a drivers license to go through. I don't much like the software that comes with it, but you can use it to scan from MS Word or Photoshop or something like that. You do pay a price for the compact size on these items though - about $250 for the printer, about $120 for the scanner, but worth when space is at a premium. The printer will even do anOK job on photos, but doesn't really compare to the newer and much LARGER printers out these days.
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Second the HP F380

We are in our second year of our cruise. We have the HP F380. It is cheap and you can find the cartridges anywhere. We have used it 5 times in the last year for both scan and print but it was invaluable when we needed it.
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i purchased a HP laserjet P1505 a few months ago and I love it. It is fast, nice and compact and you don't have to worry about ink cartriges. the print cartriges last forever depending on how you much print. it is about 10" x 13" x 7". I purchased it at Office Depot. I also have a Canoscan LIDE 90. This thing is amazing - it is 10' x 13' and 1" deep!! it will scan, copy etc. it is pretty fast considering and works really well with my printer. Purchased it at office depot as well.
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