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Wireless printer recommendations please?

My ink cartridges are an extortionate price (£82 for duo pack) for my HP printer. I have been thinking of getting a wireless printer for a while. I did try a short time ago but when I got it home you needed a smart phone to operate some of the functions! Just need a basic printer that can also scan.
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Yes Pat, after reading a recomendation on Computer Active I bought an Epson WF-3620 as the inks were for buttons.
Sadly it stopped working about 2 years later and I moved onto another Epson WF-3720 but the inks are FOUR times the price.

So see what the replacement inks are first as I'm sure all printers will do the job.

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This printer is really old. I think the new ones hardly use any ink or you can get the cartridges refilled by the seller or something like that.
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£5 set of six is not the same as £28 set of six Pat. Compatible.

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If you dont need to print in colour then get a black and white laser printer. More reliable and the toners last for ages and can cost less than a set of inks for an inkjet.

If you have to have an inkjet Epson do an EcoTank range where you just refill the cartridges at a fraction of the price of a set of inks. Im not that familiar with them though but did set one up for someone and filled it with ink. Seemed ok.
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I have a normal Epson printer (not an ecotank one) which can be wireless but was pretty pants at that so I have it wired in now. When I came to replace the ink cartridges a full Epson set was nearly the same price as the bloody printer!

Luckily I have a French fiend who is a big fromage in Epson over there so when we last hooked up a few years ago I got a load of cartridges off him for only 25% of the price.

When they ran out I just bought non brand replacements off Ebay. The printer warns me that they are rubbish and I should buy proper (i.e. expensive) ones, but they work just the same tbh and are maybe 25/30% of the price of the original OEM ones.
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Another vote for a b/w laser.

I never found the colour very good on previous printers.

We have a Ricoh SP211...........which I think can be made wireless..............if still available
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I rarely print in colour. The existing printer has just had a new colour cartridge so I could keep it for colour printing and get a laser printer for everyday use. Once the self build is finished the usage will go down a lot.
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I switched to lazy printers years ago, 8 had colour at first but now I have a wireless mono laser, had it 4 years now cost 50 quid still works fine it needs a new toner cartridge which it needed 2 years ago but apart from a couple of blobs when printing it is still going, and if a page happens to get wet, it doesn't run.


They used to be mega xpensive when 8 was selling them in the 90s, but cheap as chips now.
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I rarely print in colour. The existing printer has just had a new colour cartridge so I could keep it for colour printing and get a laser printer for everyday use. Once the self build is finished the usage will go down a lot.
Agreed Pat, 'rarely' but quite important for us when the odd one is needed. Copying passports, ID cards, medical cards and some utility docs need colour here. So I probably get through 3/4 large black carts to 1 set of colours.

And yes G, connected wirelessly always makes me wonder if it going to work. Seems to be a long hesitation of maybe 10 to 15 secs before it staggers into life.

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