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#1 Maura

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 10:14 AM

I am thinking about buying a new inkjet printer in the next few weeks because I am going to print my civil ceremony invites (ony 6), menu cards (100ish) and ceremony programs (100ish) at home plus some other small DIY stuff. I currently have an HP PSC 2210 all in one printer, but the ink colors dont look sharp, even with a new ink tank. I don't care if my next one is all in one, because i can keep the old one for using the scanner when i need to.

Can anybody recommend an inkjet printer that's not too expensive (I would like to keep it around $100 + or - $25)?

My only criteria other than price is that I don't want the kind of printer where there is only 1 color cartridge. I want something that has at least the 4 separate CMYK cartridges (makes for sharper colors, and can easily replace one hue when you run out instead of having to buy an all new cartridge even nif all the other colors in there are still not close to running out).

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 11:26 AM

Maura I think this is the one we have
Buy an HP Officejet 6310 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier (Q8061A#ABA) from HP
its an HP all in one (scanner, copier, printer, fax). It uses about 6 cartidges, two shades of pink, a yellow, two shades of blue and a black.
We have been really happy with it and I made all my wedding stuff on it.
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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Maura
My only criteria other than price is that I don't want the kind of printer where there is only 1 color cartridge. I want something that has at least the 4 separate CMYK cartridges (makes for sharper colors, and can easily replace one hue when you run out instead of having to buy an all new cartridge even nif all the other colors in there are still not close to running out).
i wish we had thought about this as well, but we got our HP all in one free with our computer so it didnt even cross our minds. now we run out of one, and the damn thing wont even let you print in grayscale!
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It uses about 6 cartidges, two shades of pink, a yellow, two shades of blue and a black.
wow that's a lot or cartridges, but the good thing is, it must save you from having to replace a lot at a time, since it's probably only 2 or 3 that get used the most. something for me to remember when our craps out!

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:26 PM

my dad has a 6 cartridge inkjet for printing photos, and he only likes canon printers so he is pushing me to get a canon too. the one he currently wants next has 8 cartridges. the individual ink cartridges cost about $11-15 depending on which model you have. but for me since i plan on using a lot of blue, that mostly uses the cyan tank.

#5 Jenn3878

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    Posted 27 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

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    Maura I think this is the one we have
    Buy an HP Officejet 6310 All-in-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier (Q8061A#ABA) from HP
    its an HP all in one (scanner, copier, printer, fax). It uses about 6 cartidges, two shades of pink, a yellow, two shades of blue and a black.
    We have been really happy with it and I made all my wedding stuff on it.
    Oh that one is pretty nice Christine. Mine is ancient and prints like crap. Can you adjust the settings in the printer? You know how they have best, normal and draft??

    #6 Christine

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    Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:29 PM

    each cartridge only costs about $10 and yes you only have to replace the ones that go out, usually the magenta and cyan go out for some odd reason
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