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Recommended A4 printer?

I've used a Canon Pixma iP4850 printer for a few years now, and it's giving trouble. It's probably getting to the end of its useful life.

I've been using it with a CISS and wouldn't buy another printer that was unable to use one - printing costs are so low using one.

I've been looking at:
Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories Canon PIXMA iP7250 Colour Inkjet Printer: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories



which looks like it would suit (wireless is also a plus) and the price is reasonable. .

Any thoughts or suggestions, please?

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Re: Recommended A4 printer?

I've got one of those. It works very well and even runs on Tesco ink

It is a bit slow to start up but quick once it's ready. Also a bit noisy but has a quiet mode.
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Thanks Graham - an opinion from you counts a lot for me.

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Re: Recommended A4 printer?

I only use it for general printing and "proof" prints, but the quality even with Tesco ink on Costco paper is reasonable.

All my competition/ exhibition prints are done using an Epson R2400
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Re: Recommended A4 printer?

I bought a Canon Pixma iP7250 in the end. It seems OK but sound's like a concrete mixer when it's initialising = pumping ink into the waste tank.

I have it connected to a USB port on my router, rather than use its wireless capability. It took me five minutes to get it working from my Linux wireless laptop, but over 24 hours on my desktop running the truly hideous Windows 10. Why is it with each iteration of 'Windoze' it becomes more difficult and convoluted to do the simplest things?!

I truly believe that if I couldn't have the more straightforward Linux, I'd rather go back to CP/M than use Windows on any flavour!

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Re: Recommended A4 printer?

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I bought a Canon Pixma iP7250 in the end. It seems OK but sound's like a concrete mixer...

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I has a "Quiet Mode" that takes the noise level down to that of a food mixer filled with ice cubes...
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Re: Recommended A4 printer?

Probably means that it's quieter, whilst still surreptitiously pumping ink into the waste tank!

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