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Printer purchase help

Discussion in 'Everything Else InkJet Printer Related' started by Stormyme, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Jan 7, 2019
    Stormyme

    Stormyme Printing Apprentice

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    Hi guys and gals

    I am hoping you can help me. I currently need a new printer and I have been looking for a couple of hours. My eyes are rolling back in my head and they are all looking the same lol. I do not handle multiple choices of any product well and need a little advice ;). I have always been an Epson gal but I am not married to it. My most recent printer was an Epson stylus photo 500 my sister gave me when she upgraded. I love the slides and negative film copy/scan feature it has. I am also looking maybe at upgrading to wifi printer instead of USB. I do not do a lot of printing, mainly eBay shipping labels, some game walkthroughs and the occasional news story to show the family. My guy bought me a Canon TR8520 for Christmas that I am packing up to return because of a few issues I have with it. Can I pick your brains for some recommendations to narrow this choice field down some? My budget is $100-$150 but if there is a printer that everyone says is a must for a little more I want to hear about it ;) So there we have it...have been an Epson girl but am willing to switch...loved the slides and negative film scan/copy feature of the ES 500 ....print quantities are low but love quality, thinking wifi instead of USB and budget of $100-150. . What are your recommendations and personal preference in a printer?
     
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    Emulator

    Emulator Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    I have noticed in the past that whenever someone asks for advice about printer purchases - they rarely if ever get a reply. So it does not reflect upon you that you have not had a response!

    I think that @Ink stained Fingers is one of the best members at giving such advice, so with luck he might suggest something.:)
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2019
    Stormyme

    Stormyme Printing Apprentice

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    Thank you Emulator. I wonder why no one has any recommendations? Maybe asking which ones not to buy would be easier? That would be helpfull too. ;)
     
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    I could have piped in too, but I’m a Canon man with no exceptions even dough the new Canon desktop printers are getting harder to refill successfully, so any of my contributions would count for nothing.. :hu

    Epson 1 Canon nil...
     
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    It helps if you include your "country" in your personal details as availability and price of printers vary considerably. There is a basic choice between Canon and Epson, the Canon Pro 100 for ink based printing and the Pro 10 for pigment. There are so many Epson printers of which I know nothing, that I will not mention any.

    ISF is a professional in the field, particularly on Epson, as is The Hat although I think now retired.:bow

    So I should wait and see what happens. :caf
     
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    Stormyme Printing Apprentice

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    I could have sworn I did. It is updated now. San Jose CA
    And I am interested to hear about any brand printer if that is what is recommended. The Canon I have here that I am taking back is slow at times. I will tell it to print and if a window doesnt pop up telling me to turn it on (which is annoying as hell) then it thinks about it for a minute before printing.
     
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    @Emulator what gave you the impression that I was retired... :hu
     
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    The things you say in your posts! Am I wrong?
     
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    Anyone familiar with these three printers, anything I should know?

    Epson WF Pro-3720 WorkForce Pro All-in-One Printer

    Epson Expression XP-6000 Expression Premium All-in-One Inkjet

    Canon MAXIFY MB5120 Wireless Small Office All-in-One Printer


    What is the overall opinion about wifi printers? Should I stick with Ethernet? Not sure which will tie up my network speed more or if it will affect it at all?
     
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