(Closed) Printer Questions…gimmie your suggestions, ladies!

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Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We bought an Epson for wedding DIY projects and have really been happy with it, though we haven’t put it through all its paces yet!  The photo quality is excellent and it does well with cardstock (as you say, it loads cardstock and specialty papers through a back slot, rather than pulling from the underneath paper tray).  The wireless printing is really convenient and I have used the scanner quite a lot.

I think we have this one: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/jsp/Product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&sku=C11CA80201

But it may be one model more expensive or a similar model that they aren’t making anymore; I don’t have it in front of me to double-check the model number.  Got ours last September and so far, so good!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Ms. St. Louis: The ink is expensive but you can get individual colors separately, which means if you use a lot of one color but not all the colors, you don’t have to replace ALL the cartridges.

I’ve had mine almost a year and actually haven’t replaced any cartridges yet; we don’t print all the time but we’ve printed photos which typically are your ink suckers, so I guess I feel pretty good about how much ink the printer uses per page.

When I’m home, I’ll double-check which printer we have.  We went back and forth on which of three we would get, and now I’m worrying I even gave you the wrong brand name.  We looked at an Epson (maybe the Artisan), an HP, and a Canon, and wound up with one of them. I know it’s not the HP but we may have gotten the Canon; I’ll check when I can!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Okay, I have a Canon Pixma…so all the good things I said about my printer? Not an Epson, but it’s still a great printer.  I think it cost about $120 and we haven’t had to replace ink yet, which is pretty good for almost a year.  Loads many sizes of paper easily, from the paper tray or from the back.

We do our simple black & white printing on a laserjet to conserve the ink.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@BunnyBrideToBe:

We have an Epson Pixmas as well as i LOVE it!!!

the ink is cheap (like $20 per colour here in Australia) and it seems to last a long time.

It also scans, photocopies etc. Its definite the best print I’ve ever had.

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