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Need a printer

abcdeabcde Registered User new member
edited October 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I need a printer for school that basically is good for photo printing and color accuracy. Ill be using it mainly to be printing out graphic design stuff and just the typical paper. My number one thing is print quality above all. It would also be good if it came with a scanner built into the top of it, but its not necessary.

Im mainly looking for suggestions from people who own a good printer. my dad researched printers and ended up buying an HP all in one $400 printer a while ago and he has nothing but problems with it, so i want to avoid that.

edit: almost forgot, price range is around $300.

these look like pretty solid deals:
http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item=CNPRO9000&id=CNPRO9000&l=PRICEGRABB - $310 after rebate, most places it goes for $500+
http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?omid=122&utm_id=17&ref=pricegrabber&utm_source=PriceGrabber&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=EPS1400&sku=EPS1400 $300 most places, not that big of a savings.
im positive this is a lower end printer in terms of photos, but it is an all in one, and its $230 because the newer model (MP980) just came out:
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-MP980-Photo-Printer-2922B002/dp/B001DJ6C2W/ref=dp_ob_title_ce?ie=UTF8&qid=1223891709&sr=1-12

im leaning towards the canon pro 9000 because of the rebate and cheap price at abes, and i can just steal my parents epson scanner which they never use.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    abcde wrote: »
    im leaning towards the canon pro 9000 because of the rebate and cheap price at abes, and i can just steal my parents epson scanner which they never use.

    Sounds like a plan.

    Avoid HP.

    Avoid all-in-ones.

    Epson scanners (and printers) are great. Cannon printers (and scanners) are great.

    The Epson 1440 and Cannon 9000 printers you linked to are both larger format than any all-in-one you are likely to get, which will be valuable for making up portfolios as well.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Avoid HP.

    Avoid all-in-ones.

    Epson scanners (and printers) are great. Cannon printers (and scanners) are great.

    I can agree with the last two there, but I'm surprised by the first. I'd say avoid cheap HPs, which applies to all printers, but I have a good HP, and thought they were good as long as you didn't cheap out.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2008
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    Avoid HP.

    Avoid all-in-ones.

    Epson scanners (and printers) are great. Cannon printers (and scanners) are great.

    I can agree with the last two there, but I'm surprised by the first. I'd say avoid cheap HPs, which applies to all printers, but I have a good HP, and thought they were good as long as you didn't cheap out.

    Possibly. I may actually be thinking more of Lexmark. I do not like Lexmark at all, although I've heard a lot of grumblings about HP printers.

    Although yeah, buying yourself a cheap printer isn't going to do you any favours in general. Especially as they just rape you with replacement ink prices if you go that route.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Lexmark are all shit.

    HP has declined over the years, but yeah, any mid-high range printer should be OK.

    I have a HP 6980, and as far print quility, it seems great to me - don't know if it's accurate enough for the OP's needs, though. I just love it because of the built-in wired and wireless, plus extra BT connectibility.

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