hp 5520 here too. easy to set up (apart from sprint) and works really well. cheap as chips (£65 from john lewis) connects to iPhone, mac
Wireless printers - any real life experiences and recommendations please?
I have a Canon MP800R all-in-one wireless that I no longer use. If you can get to Teddington or Fulham to collect it's yours for £20.
Let me know,
HP Officejet 8600 Pro Plus all in one here, had it since beginning of August. Very pleased.
Cost around £120 (saw it 2 months later on offer in Costco for about £80, gutted)
Very fast on draft and sees very good on ink.
so far 635 pages printed - roughly half n half B&W/colour - and still on original cartridges. B&W on around 55%, colour carts on around 70-80%
Has an ADF (top feeder) for scanning/copying. Works well
Can be set upon USB or wireless (I'm using it wirelessly).
Does the ePrint thing so I can print from my phone or tab downstairs.
Potential Downsides (depending what you're after)
It's fairly large.
The driver is basic - you can't really play with colour density/saturation etc. but all the other usual features are there.
It is not a photo printer. I's an office printer. I'm sure it would print photos but that's not it's role. If you need something to print photos then make sure you get a photo printer.
There are cheaper options if you don't need all the functionality this beast has.
Whatever you do don't buy a Lexmark. Eats ink and the WiFi is crap unless you get up and reset it every time which defeats the point. Also doesn't like being connected by wire and WiFi so gets confused.
Anyone else got an Epson XP-205 printer?
Cant get the bleeding thing to print via wifi with my Talk Talk router/s.
If I cant sort it I might be looking for another printer along with the OP.
Had a Canon Pixma MX350 for a year when I moved out of the country. Good little unit. Quick to print and scan wirelessly
Bought my mother a bigger Pixma, and even she could get it set up.
But I use a venerable old Canon wired printer, plugged into an old Mac Mini, set up as a shared printer and as a google cloud printer. It takes an age for it to start printing, but as I have walk upstairs anyway it's hardly an issue.
I've had HP inkjets until recently and they've been OK, apart from creating about six extra background processes on the computer, even when not being used. But my mother's was damaged in a house move, and I bought her a HP3070 - it was rubbish! Noisy, difficult to set up, and after 3 months it insisted there was a paper jam when after 4 hours cleaning I was quite sure there wasn't. It went back for repair - and PC World just gave a refund of the original price. Bought a Canon PIXMA MG3150 and it's been fine.
Then mother-in-law's HP stopped working, so she has a PIXMA MG3150 as well, no problems.
The HP frustrations were increased by a useless support page; the second step you had to do was to print a test page and then use that to decide the next step - not helpful when the problem the page is supposed to be addressing is that it won't print anything!
All wireless - as above, the wireless part hasn't been a problem.
Epsom stylus office all in one here, got it from Currys for about 60 quid
iprint app on my devices and it works great
About two years old but would look at these bearing in mind your last Epsom did ok
Had a HP wireless inkjet for 7 years, used daily and it still works like new. Really has been one of my most reliable purchases.
Also got a Samsung wireless colour laser printer, about a year old, this has also been flawless and a lot cheaper to run than the HP inkjet.
I would recommend looking at the 'business' range of printers, as while more expensive up front, they are generally cheaper on consumables (ink/toner) - so work out cheaper in the long run.
Johny Panic the photos on my 8500 are really very good. If you know what to look for you can tell they are nor from a photo printer. But yo hvae to know what to look for. Better than most pictures or magazines
I recently bought an Epson printer as I wanted a specific wireless printer, it's a pile of poo, you have to down load apps onto everything to get it to half work. I just wanted a simple wireless printer that linked into the hub and job done like my old Kodak.
I'd go either HP or Canon if I had to do it again!
hP something or other here. Work seamlessly out of the box with windows 7 and ubuntu.
ampthill - I've not tried with mine yet but good to know :-).
If you're buying a printer specifically for photos then there are better choices.
If you're buying for general printing duties then they're very good
My HP Envy E120 has been great for the 4 months vied owned it with my iPhone, ipad and PC.
I went of this model as it's very small - the flip side is it prints a little slower than the bigger versions.
Printer cartridges work out to be very cost effective and great prices if you have or know anyone with a costco account.
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