Time for a new printer.

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  1. Moe Sizlack

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    I went to print some pictures this morning using my hp7960 and the color was way off. This is the first time I have used this printer since upgrading to windows vista so I checked if the driver was up to date. Turns out it is a reduced functionality driver and they are not going to update it any further. Thanks a lot HP!

    I've had this for several years now so it's probably time for a new one anyway. Anybody have any suggestions for a decent inkjet photo printer. Cost is fairly important, I got this one refurbed for like $79 if memory serves. If anybody has come across any deals lately I'd love to hear about them.
     
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    Why do people upgrade to vista? honestly?


    if you've got an XP cd, just revert back to that and have pretty much everything be compatible.

    As far as prints go, I stopped doing my own long ago becuase I was spending way too much money doing them at home and it's just cheaper to get much higher quality prints form Costco.
     
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    The canon ip range produce pretty impressive results.

    I got the pixma ip4200 with no hassles (even with vista). Ink cartriges are a little pricey since all the colour ones seem to run out at the same time.

    But overall, pretty impressed.
     
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    Yup...I like my Canon iP5000
    Had mine since they first appeared and I would imagine that newer Canons are good as well. All manufacturers are working on this so check out on-line comparisons of the big three in printers: Canon, HP, and Epson.
     
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    Are you guys having a problems with your Epson printers clogging or chip error messages with refillable cartridges, and aftermarket ink? Any suggestions for a printer-ink-paper set up for a fairly high production need?
     
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    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In regards to Epson, the yellow clogs on my 4000 pro once in a while. Real pain since it takes a lot of ink to clean it. Geat printer, expensive ink. CIS is definitley the way to go. If you are going to print a lot from home, make sure the printer you choose has a Continuous ink kit available.
     
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    I've never even heard of these continous ink systems... I'm sure going to be looking into it though. Sounds interesting...
     

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