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    shyamthakkar New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have taken the following HP & Epson Printer & Scanner Models from their websites.

    Should I go for a laser or an inkjet or a photo printer?

    Should I go for separate printer & scanner or all in one?

    Could somebody tell me the pros & cons along with their warranty & prices and if somebody is using them, their personal opinion too ;)

    HP LaserJet 1010 printer
    HP LaserJet 1015 printer

    HP Deskjet 3744 Colour Inkjet
    HP Deskjet 3745 Colour Inkjet
    HP Deskjet 3845 Color Inkjet Printer

    HP Photosmart 145
    HP Photosmart 325 Compact Photo Printer

    HP Photosmart 2610 all-in-one printer/fax/scanner/copier
    HP Officejet 4255 all-in-one
    HP Officejet 5510 all-in-one

    HP Scanjet 3770 digital flatbed scanner
    HP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart scanner

    EPSON STYLUS C45
    EPSON STYLUS PHOTO R210

    EPSON EPL 5900L


    Thanks,
    Shyam
     
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    One thing for sure, never go for Epson Inkjet printers. Take Epson only for dot matrix.

    For Inkjets, recurring costs (per paper costs) are lowest for Canon. I have 2 of them and there is no problem so far.

    I would not go for an all-in-one. If one of the things goes out of order and the unit needs to be sent for rapairing all the other functions suffer as well. Secondly, if one part is not repairable, it may affect the entire unit and replacement costs could be high.

    Depending on the volume and need, you can go for an inkjet or a laser printer. I think per paper costs is lowest in laser printers but colour laser printers are expensive. B & W laser will cost almost as much as a colour inkjet.
     
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    hey tuxfan

    thanks for the advice.

    out of the hp models i have listed, which one should i go for?
    any good canon models

    should i go for a photo printer since in future i might need to take prints from my digicam

    thanks,
     
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    It all depends on the use. How many pages are you likely to print in a day? In my office, on an average we print about 10 pages a day. But there are various people working at the same time and we can't afford to share printers in urgent situatuions. So we have kept separate printers. We have Canon XNU i255 and Canon SPX 100. i255 is better and we will be taking one more soon.

    As regards HP models, I really don't know which one is better.

    For printing photos, I think you can go to a local developer and he will print pics from digicam. That is what I intend to do. I won't print them myself. I am also planning to take a digicam soon. But may be you don't have any such developer around.

    Frankly, my knowledge about printers is limited and I just narrated my experience. We have sufferred using a Epson Inkjet. HP has been fantastic, but expensive as regards recurring costs. Canon seems cheapest.
     
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    hey thanks bud

    i think i will zero in on hp or canon

    is it possible for u to post a reply on my another post its called 'final configuration - need help'
     
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    I will surely have a look at your thread :)
     
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