Printer Buying Guide

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I would really like to get some help with purchasing a new printer.  Can
anyone please recommend a printer buying guide.

I have seen the CNET website, which has been helpful, but I would really
appreciate a second opinion!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

- Paul.

Re: Printer Buying Guide

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Re: Printer Buying Guide

On Mon, 12 May 2008 14:25:26 GMT, "Paul L"

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A buying guide that tries to be comprehensive about _ALL_
printers available at any given moment would be a monumental
undertaking.  They tend to be hit or miss about narrower
categories of product type, it might be better to focus on
the aspects you already feel you need which segregate you
from other printer buyers...  

- Cost, initial cost and total cost of ownership, whether
you prefer the pricing model where you pay more  for the
printer then more economical operation or pay less for the
printer but more later for the replacement cartridges.

- Printing volume

- Print Engine Tech (ink, laser, dyesub, etc)

- Color or B&W

- Quality of support and expected lifespan of printer vs
manufacturer track record for suppling newer OS drivers,
repair parts

With these factors determined you can find several models
available at the most popular brands' websites and web
search for reviews.  You might also search ebay for toner or
ink refills for any prospective candidate to see if they're
available as it would lower your per page cost, though with
some models there is a lag between entry into the market and
later 3rd party ink/toner supply for the model.

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What are you going to be using the printer for???

That will help narrow your search.

VIZ:  For photos...see===> Epson printers

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