need suggestions for a new canon printer

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Puck, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Puck

    Puck Guest


    looks like i can not clean the waste ink tank afterall in my old s520.
    so i am in the market for a new canon printer.

    i need something that has seperate ink tanks for all the colours, is
    not too noisy, prints relatively fast text and graphics. i don't print
    photos much, maybe one or twice a year.

    i do a fair bit of invoice printing, around 50-100 invoices (mixed
    text and graphics) and equal number of envelopes being printed each
    week. plus essays printed out now and then.

    i am looking at the following printer -
    canon i560
    canon i865

    ebuyer seems pretty cheap for i560 and the other one seems same spec
    but new design? is this a good buy for my needs? i always use cheap
    compatible cartridges. the printer must last two years.
    Kindest regards
    Puck, Jul 16, 2004
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    Morgan Guest

    Why would you want a Canon printer above any other brand....?
    Not that they aren't good but for your printing needs I would have thought
    that a cheaper Epson printer (a lot less than half the cost of the Canon
    i865) and very cheap replacement cartridges might suit your needs...?


    Morgan, Jul 16, 2004
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  3. Puck

    Puck Guest

    because the replacement cartridges for my canon i865 would be £1.27
    each. they have four seperate ink tanks. it comes with a paper tray
    that can hold 150 sheets. it prints directly to cdrs and comes with
    the attachments.

    plus, epsoms suffer from ink clogging. the 680 i have used doesn't
    give as good print quality as my old s520 gave.
    Kindest regards
    Puck, Jul 16, 2004
  4. Puck

    Puck Guest

    the only problem is when it comes to cleaning the waste ink tank! if
    that is filled the printer is gone unless you are under guarantee.
    Kindest regards
    Puck, Jul 17, 2004
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    Doug Ramage Guest

    Unless something better comes along, I shall be opting for the i865.
    Doug Ramage, Jul 17, 2004
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