Windows 10: Printer question

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  1.    03 Jun 2018 #1

    Printer question


    Currently running a Canon Pixma m925. We like it because it has AirPrint and up until today has worked well. But now it spits an error b200 code which seems to be print head related. I guess itís clogged but we tried cleaning it and still get the issue. I am mulling over ordering a new print head but they are about £80 and itís a bit of a punt as cannot be certain that will fix the issue. Ordering the same printer again is not really feasible as itís an older model and whilst we can pick one up they are very pricey pushing near £200

    so we are possibly in the market for a new printer. But we want one that is Wi-fi and plug and play with regards windows 10. So no need to install the bloated disc that comes with it just to get the driver or have to surf the net to download the driver. It needs to be capable of printing to photo sized paper, scan/copy and probably most importantly support Apple AirPrint technology for convenience of printing from our mobile devices and our Mac. Are there any recommendations to a printer that is plug and play with windows 10 that supports those functions? Hopefully one that doesnít break the bank.
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  2.    04 Jun 2018 #2

    I've been in your shoes one day buying the best and the most expensive printers hoping they serve me well , only to realize that it became a global trend to make newly produced units mandatory replaceable within 3 years tops weather they are their flagships or their economicals , they do it simply by stop providing spare parts / inks / drivers / support etc where even if the hardware works , is still crippled by lack / rarity of consumables . so no one can actually recommend you something with the hope its long lasting . But then the only advice i can give is to go cheap since you'll be buying every now and then and to go HP , because they clone it in china so even after HP themselves start legacying it out , copy / cloned components would still be available for an additional couple of years giving you time extension for your money value .
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       04 Jun 2018 #3

    nIGHTmAYOR said: View Post
    ...even if the hardware works , is still crippled by lack / rarity of consumables..
    I had a trusty Lexmark for which I keep an XP machine running just so I could still print/scan with it. The OEM inks long ago became difficult to find, even the 3rd party 'refilled' ones are hard to find now. It's probably just as well that after decades of use it has finally developed terminal hardware faults.

    I have just replaced it with an Epson EcoTank, which came with 3 years supply of ink. Not the cheapest printers, but then you don't have to keep buying ink cartridges.

    Epsonís EcoTank printer has an ultra-high-capacity ink tank system, that completely removes the need for cartridges.
    https://www.epson.co.uk/for-home/ecotank
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  4.    04 Jun 2018 #4

    Bree said: View Post
    after decades of use it has developed hardware faults.
    The good old days ! they dont make em like they used to bro :)

    Bree said: View Post
    I have just replaced it with an Epson EcoTank, which came with 3 years supply of ink. Not the cheapest printers, but then you don't have to keep buying ink cartridges.
    https://www.epson.co.uk/for-home/ecotank
    14000 pages per refill . Woo love that , sadly is still not available in my region , would have to wait .
    You think the hardware would survive the print out of 14000 page ? it still looks like a cheap plastic desk jet that'd melt at the print of a 100 pages .
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       04 Jun 2018 #5

    nIGHTmAYOR said: View Post
    ...it still looks like a cheap plastic desk jet that'd melt at the print of a 100 pages .
    Well, early days yet - but I went for one of the 'business' models which has a 150-sheet paper tray, so I'm expecting at least 150 pages before it melts (300 if I print double-sided, which it can do automatically)
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  6.    05 Jun 2018 #6

    See here https://www.lifewire.com/best-airprint-printers-4143574

    Unless you need a high quality photo printer, I would just buy the cheapest inkjet printer with the features you need on offer from Canon / Epson / HP. I've bought some good offers in the past from Tesco for c. £30.

    If you don't need colour, Brother do a good range of laser printer / scanners which are faster and cheaper to run with full duplex printing from £70.
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  7.    05 Jun 2018 #7

    You still need printer drivers even with WiFi connection. Photo printers use large amount of ink, professional ones have large ink reservoirs connected to print head by hose but are expensive. If you don't have to print on photo paper, consider color Laser printer. their cartridges print many more prints but in the end are cheaper per print and are not much more expensive to start with. Cartridges don't dry up and no heads to clog.
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  8.    05 Jun 2018 #8

    I agree with CountMike here. Modern laser printers yield a very nice printout quality and nowadays are pretty affordable. I still have got an ancient Laserjet 1200 which works just fine albeit being pretty slow (almost 20 years old).
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  9.    05 Jun 2018 #9

    I still have couple of ancient ones HP 4L and HP6 and both work.
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       06 Jun 2018 #10

    CountMike said: View Post
    Photo printers use large amount of ink, professional ones have large ink reservoirs connected to print head by hose but are expensive. If you don't have to print on photo paper, consider color Laser printer...
    But printing photos at A4 is my main reason for owning a colour printer. That's why I went for the Epson with its ink tanks. The base model can be found for around £170 in the UK.
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