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Printers -wireless or plug in

(11 Posts)
Hattie64 Fri 27-Apr-12 20:06:22

I have a dell printer and their cartridges are very very expensive. Tempted to dump and buy something more economical, if so what are wireless printers like? and can anybody recommend a printer with more economical cartridges.

whenim64 Fri 27-Apr-12 20:36:10

I've got an HP from John Lewis - bought online - it's wi-fi, scans, copies and prints - only cost about £60 last year and works great. Easy to install - comes with a CD.

Ariadne Fri 27-Apr-12 20:39:24

We have a small wireless Epson all purpose printer and the cartridges are available from Amazon (isn't everything?) and are reasonable.

jeni Fri 27-Apr-12 20:45:40

I have finally got computers talking to printers! BIG grin
I have bought a 2nd printer that will talk to my iPad and my original printer talks to my Macpro!
I know I could just have one printer but I prefer it this way!
It's because I'm too lazy to keep swapping from photo paper to plain! smile

shysal Fri 27-Apr-12 20:50:08

I also have an hp all-in-one wireless, which I am very pleased with. The set-up was a bit troublesome, but saw complaints on line, so expect the kinks have been ironed out by now. Unfortunately the ink cartridges are expensive, but the colour one for photo quality is not necessary, the basic colour one gives great results. I usually bulk buy on line, taking advantage of special offers for multi-packs. I do go for the genuine hp ones, have been disappointed with budget alternatives.
I believe Kodak printers have cheaper cartridges, but have no experience of them.

tanith Fri 27-Apr-12 21:16:23

I have a Kodak printer we paid £69 its excellent the cartridges are very cheap I think OH paid £6.99 for the black and £9.99 for the colour bought in Tesco , the printer we got from Comet.. Its very easy to use and the printing is fine but then I'm no expert but it does everything I need. I used to pay £50 for cartridges for my old HP printer which is now sitting in the loft..

tanith Fri 27-Apr-12 21:23:20

Oh and its wireless by the way forgot that bit... and if I can make it work anyone can.. this is the one we have..

tanith Fri 27-Apr-12 21:24:03

Sorry the link doesn't work.. but its the ESP C310

MrsJamJam Sat 28-Apr-12 11:39:14

We have a canon one, bought with advice from DS who works with computers as a network manager. We buy the replacement cartridges through Amazon and get very reasonable prices that way.

I love the wireless printer as I can print from the laptop on the sofa, but am very taken with jeni's idea of having two, one for photo paper and one for plain. It would save lots of trips up to the study!

Hattie64 Sat 28-Apr-12 18:17:55

Thanks for all the info. The cost of two cartridges (colour and b/w) on dell are over £50!!! Actually my daughter has a canon and recommended it, and ;buys her replacements from Amazon or Ebay.

tanith Sat 28-Apr-12 18:46:35

Hattie I noticed Tesco have the Kodak printer on sale this morning also an Epson one.. both around £50ish pounds ..