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Thread: Printers

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    Am getting myself a laptop for Christmas and will need a printer as well. What works well for you guys. Thought you would be best to ask since we all have the same passion.

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    We have an Canon Pixma MX300. We got it as an xmas gift from my husbands parents last year and it is great, a scanner, copier and printer the ink lasts forever on it. I love it!

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    We have a 3 in 1 dell printer and I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    We have an Canon Pixma MX300. We got it as an xmas gift from my husbands parents last year and it is great, a scanner, copier and printer the ink lasts forever on it. I love it!
    I have this one as well, and agree, it is a great printer

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    Are you looking for one to print out on fabric, too? Patrice posted a while back on which printers do a better job on this by the type of inks that they use :D

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    We have a 3 in 1 HP printer, and find that the pictures print out very true to color in photos. Really happy with how simple it is, and the ink is not that expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Are you looking for one to print out on fabric, too? Patrice posted a while back on which printers do a better job on this by the type of inks that they use :D
    on paper, i'd say HP and Canon are equal. for printing on fabric, though, you can't beat a canon printer using the pixma ink.

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    I recently purchased a new printer because I got a new compter that would not recognize my old printer. The new computer has Windows 7. I prefer not to have the three in one machine as I already had a great color copier. My new one is a HPOfficejet 6000. It seems to do a good job. I haven't tried to print on fabric. I am assuming it will work well for that also.

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    I don't know which other companies have outsourced their labor, but I do know that HP has outsourced to India. Trying to get technical assistance is virtually impossible. Been there, done that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    We have a 3 in 1 dell printer and I love it.
    Mine is a the same. I have printed pics on fabrics for a wall hanging for DD and he loves it. It turned out great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    We have a 3 in 1 dell printer and I love it.
    Mine is a the same. I have printed pics on fabrics for a wall hanging for DD and he loves it. It turned out great.
    Have been thinking about going this route. They have one on sale right now for about $60 that looks like it would work for me.

    Yes, I would like to have the ability to print on fabric in case I want to at some point.

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    I have the HP photosmart C4280 all in one. It uses ink so fast it seems to run out every week. And it is expensive to buy new ones. The cartridges are very small but cost as much as my old copier with big cartridges. It did not come with and instruction book, you have to download it and it is almost 200 pages so did not do it.
    Dont buy one.

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    Everyone has their own opinion, and here's mine! I will NEVER buy another HP product. The ink is more expensive than other brands and the printers seem very temperamental. As another poster mentioned, customer service is in India and of course they all read from prescripted information so you rarely get actual answers to your questions. Although I cannot recommend a printer, at least I can give you my opinion of what NOT to buy!!! Good luck - printers are much cheaper now. My 4 in 1 printer was almost $400!!!

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    AMEN! HP-horrible product. customer service is just a stall tactic. brought the xlarge volume ink @ costco, just as bad as single serve. outrageously expensive, too. i have to say, the printer has been reliable, but in 1 to 1 1/2 years, i have spent the $99.00 cost of the printer many times over in cartridges.

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    That is how they make their money. The printers are cheap and the ink expensive. I had an old hp 895 for 12 years, loved it. I have an epson and it eats ink. My son gave me a cannon and it eats ink.
    Guess that is what they all do now. I long for my old printer.

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    The HP all-in-one C4680 or the model before and after it are fine. I use about eight of them in my offices and at home with my quilting and embroidery software. No, I don't own any computer or electronics stock, I wish.

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    I have a Canon iP6700D. Love it. Individual ink tanks, which means you can completely use up the ink before replacing. I haven't printed on fabric, but photos look great. I do use it for iron-on transfers for photo quilts.

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    I have an Epson Stylus Photo R800 and I LOVE it. I've had it for a long time. It prints beautiful photos BUT the BEST thing is that it will print directly onto DVD and CDs. YES, prints ON them (rather than printing onto labels)! Printable blank DVDs and CD are readily available. I burn all my favorite quilting shows onto DVDs and printing on each one is a get way to keep them organized.

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    I have an HP 4100 and I am happy with it.

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    hmmm, i have an hp deskjet and just love it. The ink is very inexpensive for this one. We used to use canon printers, and always after only one year the canons would need a new head i think it's called? But with the hp, each ink cartridge has it's own head, so each time you put ink in, you have a new head. I am also now making quilt labels with my hp. I'm not using photo fabric or anything like that. I put the fabric on freezer paper, and put it throgh the printer. Then i press it with the iron to set the ink. I have even tried pouring bleach on these labels, and the ink wont run. So im real pleased with my new way of making quilt labels.

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    I have an Epson Sylus Photo RX430 printer/copier/scanner and I love it. I print on fabric without any problems. It has individual cartridges so I can replace one at a time. It is 4 years old now and getting a bit outdated but I am reluctant to replace it while it still works so well. I would certainly go with the Epson updated version when I do need to replace it.

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    hi there when i brought my laptop with dell the laptop came with a printer check into dell,s.com

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    I have an Epson RX680 and LOVE IT!! It replaced an older Epson printer that we had for probably 8 years that didn't do photo printing. My RX680 is now probably a year or two old, but I've never had a second's trouble with it (or its predecessor) and it prints gorgeous photos!

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