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    Printer Scanner Copier All in one recommendations

    Looking for something with good scan and print capabilities at a reasonable cost.
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    I have an Epson Photo Stylus RXS850 that's really nice. It was a gift to me along with a bunch of ink (6 color) so I don't know how expensive it was. Plus it's a year or two old so I'm sure it's obsolete.
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    I'm using the Brother MFC-260C for a number of years ... it is an printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. It is an ink jet printer. This model may not be available anymore because they have come out with newer models.

    It also have another useful feature a few slots on the front of the printer that accept SD, xD and CF cards. Because I can never find where I keep that camera's USB cable when I need it. So I just pull out the memory card from the camera and stick it in and view the pictures and select the ones I want to save on my computer.

    If you have the USB cable that connects the camera to the printer, you can use the camera's LCD screen and select the picture that you want to print, and print it on photo paper. I would not recommend doing this because it takes some time and you have to leave the camera connected while it is printing. It is faster to save the picture onto the computer and print from the computer.
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    i have a epson to i love it i got it for 70 bucks it was the xp 600

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    It has to be laser due to my volume of printing
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    I have an Epson Stylus NX625 that my Mom bought for $60 and paid me for approximately $200 worth of work with. The ink costs more than the printer.
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    I just bought this today. Canon MG6320. Close runner-up was the Epson NX600, but better reviews on Canon plus no one carries the XL size ink cartridge except Epson. Costco carries the XL size ink cartridge (set of 5) at about a $15 discount to retail - but this one does take a 6th cartridge. Best Buy has on sale at $149, but pricematched Amazon at $127. Also, Staples has on sale at $129, both white and black models, and regurally $129 at Costco, black only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I have an Epson Stylus NX625 that my Mom bought for $60 and paid me for approximately $200 worth of work with. The ink costs more than the printer.
    Printers are sold with the same marketing strategy as cartridge razors. They sell the hardware at minimal markup and sell the consumable parts at a huge markup. It costs about $120.00 to re-ink my photo printer.

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    itsbest if ya have a cartridge for each color

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    It has to be laser due to my volume of printing
    Sorry, don't know laser printers at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    It has to be laser due to my volume of printing
    Just saw this after post above. I currently accomplish the same with 3 units. Best scanning, hands down is a freestanding scanner and currently using the Epson V300 which has the advantage of slide/film scanning. When they put scanners in the all-in-ones, they tend to cut down on scanning resolution, however, it is in a range that would typically use. My laser is an HP 2600n, but the next time I have to buy 3 cartridges, seriously considering getting this brother. http://www.brother-usa.com/Printer/M...w#.UdDbMmfD8v0 Use the laser for most printing, particurally brochures, newsletters, and the like. Where the laser fails is in photo printing. It will do it, but... That is where the HP6540 comes in even though not a 'photo printer'. The Canon in the other post was purchased for my wife - and it has scanning capability. While I know Brother has some all-in-one lasers that add scanning capability, you may want to cost compare a 2 unit system like the Canon and the Brother that covers all needs.
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    I would say not a Brother because it is a little bit of a pain to find the Linux drivers. But this may not be an issue for you.
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