Greetings fellow "Camels".
I'm in the market for a new printer. I currently have a 5 year old Canon i550 and it's just about given up the ghost. Prints come out terrible now. Text is OK but photos are horrible.
I originally wanted to get an A3 printer but I find the cost of ink refills too high. Plus, it would be nice to be able to scan things in, which is possible with some modern A4 printers.
My biggest problem though is that I'm a cynical old fa*t. I can't really see how a printer which is also a scanner and copier can possibly be as good at printing as a dedicated printer alone. Jack of all trades, master of none springs to mind.
So with a budget of £200 at the max what would you guys suggest? So far the best rated printer seems to be the Epson Stylus Photo RX640 at exactly £200. It sounds as though it's the answer to my prayers (I especially like how it will enable me to put my old negatives onto the pc) but is it? Will it be any better than the printer I already have was (when it worked properly)?
Thing is, these printers all seem to come laden with "features" I know I'll never use. Pictbridge anyone? 3" LCD screen? I don't need any of that stuff but it seems there's little choice but to have it.
Finally, should I maybe just take the plunge and buy an A3 printer instead? It would be nice to have A3 prints of some of my photos to frame and hang on the wall.
Anyway, here's the link to the Epson. See what you folks think.
http://www.epson.co.uk/printers/claria_ ... rinter.htm
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