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Mar 06, 2011 15:26 |  #1

I've been reading alot of reviews on all in one printers and finally bought a Canon PIXMA MX882 printer.Some poo-poo it but others say it's great.I basically wanted a copier/scanner/fax/pri​nter.All these type of printers seem to eat ink and most complaints are directed to that issue.What says you?? I hope I don't want to destroy it after while.


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Mar 06, 2011 15:41 |  #2

canon rookie wrote in post #11967945 (external link)
...All these type of printers seem to eat ink and most complaints are directed to that issue...

Why do you think the printers are so cheap; they make the moeny of the expendables!


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Mar 06, 2011 15:48 |  #3

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Why do you think the printers are so cheap; they make the moeny of the expendables!

You are correct.

Some are even free :) For example, sometimes Apple offers free printers when one buys a Mac, and so a lot of other companies. Printer manufacturers make most of the money by selling inks for their printers.


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Mar 06, 2011 15:57 |  #4

Well I do have a HP deskjet 842 so I'm well aware of the ink/price issue.I guess HOW the thing works that I was hoping for some comments on.
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Mar 06, 2011 17:31 |  #5

If you're wanting to print photos I suggest getting a canon pixma 9000 printer. They can be had for under $200 because they come as bundles with cameras sometimes. If you want generic ink, swiftink.com sometimes has two for one sales, but the usual disclaimers for generics apply.


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Mar 07, 2011 10:01 |  #6

canon rookie wrote in post #11967945 (external link)
I've been reading alot of reviews on all in one printers and finally bought a Canon PIXMA MX882 printer.Some poo-poo it but others say it's great.I basically wanted a copier/scanner/fax/pri​nter...

Well, if you wanted just a cheap home office device, you got what you wished for. Of course, each component of it is a poorer performing compromise as compared with buying individual components.


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Mar 07, 2011 12:49 |  #7

canon rookie wrote in post #11967945 (external link)
I've been reading alot of reviews on all in one printers and finally bought a Canon PIXMA MX882 printer.Some poo-poo it but others say it's great.I basically wanted a copier/scanner/fax/pri​nter.All these type of printers seem to eat ink and most complaints are directed to that issue.What says you?? I hope I don't want to destroy it after while.

I have no experience with your particular printer, but as a general matter, my view is that one printer that can do all those functions adequately cannot do any one of them really well. In other words, your Pixma is nice for all that it can do, but don't expect it to produce huge images that you can mount in an art gallery.

I believe that knowing how to use the printer properly, which papers to use, and having a calibrated monitor help a great deal. I have an Epson R1900, which is a fantastic printer, but it took me some time to learn how to use ICC profiles, color manage the printer, etc. If you want the best looking prints, it's worth your time to learn these things.


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Mar 07, 2011 13:13 |  #8

I have an older version, MX480 hopefully things have improved. Mine prints documents paper well, scans and copies well enough for my basic needs but forget photographs, they come out striped. That is why I have a pro9000 just for photographs.


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Aug 01, 2011 21:03 |  #9

Get a good continuous ink system (external link), like the RIHAC (external link) ones. I mostly print documents, with the odd album preview on plain paper, the results look good and the ink costs 90% less than OEM.


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Dec 29, 2011 12:04 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #10

I return HP office jet pro 8500 plus to costco, problem with photo print and papper jamp when I print double side or scan double side, also ink refill 940 not available at costco. I Picked up my first Canon Pixma MX882, why choose this printer,because costco has refill 225 and 226 ink.
I take it home and try it, I use at wireless printer, the print slower than HP,but photo quality print a lot better than HP. I know HP design for office use and focust on document, not photo.
I am thinking about which way is cheaper " Print photo from Canon printer or take photo out to store and print.
I would like to know how many photo picture you can print on 1 full set ink come with canon?
How much does it cost for full set oem ink replace?
is ink refill at costco good for photo picture or just for document?
any one use ink refill at costco fo photo picutre?
so far I like this printer because they do both office and photo.
I has been use continous ink system before, if you not print for few days the ink will dry and clog your print head.
I just need some advise from user.


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Dec 29, 2011 12:25 |  #11

woos wrote in post #11968679 (external link)
If you're wanting to print photos I suggest getting a canon pixma 9000 printer. They can be had for under $200 because they come as bundles with cameras sometimes. If you want generic ink, swiftink.com sometimes has two for one sales, but the usual disclaimers for generics apply.

I don't believe in ALL-IN-ONE printers and hoping to expect spectacular results for everything. If you want to print photos, you need a dedicated photo printer.

I just got mine (Pro 9K mkII) from Craigslist, brand new - unopened, for $150..I've seen some for less. There are big rebates for people that but a DSLR and the Pro 9K. Alot of people don't want the printer and sell it..and it is an awesome printer.


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Dec 29, 2011 12:29 |  #12

Pretty much all MFC's suck.


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Dec 29, 2011 21:29 |  #13

woos wrote in post #11968679 (external link)
If you're wanting to print photos I suggest getting a canon pixma 9000 printer. They can be had for under $200 because they come as bundles with cameras sometimes. If you want generic ink, swiftink.com sometimes has two for one sales, but the usual disclaimers for generics apply.

I strongly reject this suggestion. I've done it exactly once, and the results were terrible - all color prints came out with an ugly purple cast. Instead of saving some money, I had to throw them away and buy the genuine article anyway. I don't have an expensive printer (Canon i860), but it's always done photos very nicely, and did again as soon as I changed those lousy cartridges.


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Dec 29, 2011 22:51 |  #14

Preeb wrote in post #13618164 (external link)
I strongly reject this suggestion. I've done it exactly once, and the results were terrible - all color prints came out with an ugly purple cast.

Just because you bought from a bad supplier does not mean all generic ink is bad. Lots of printing shops are getting into the biz of refilling carts and more people are happy with generic then those who aren't.

April 2007 review[14] (external link) showed that, in a double-blind (external link) test, reviewers generally preferred the output produced using third-party ink over OEM ink.

An anti-trust (external link) class-action lawsuit was launched in the US against HP and office supply chain Staples Inc. (external link), alleging that HP paid Staples $100 million to keep inexpensive third-party ink cartridges off the shelves.[23] (external link)[24] (external link)

http://en.wikipedia.or​g …-party_ink_and_cartridg​es (external link)

Yep the Generic Ink in Staples was so bad HP paid 100 million to protect it's customers from that junk. :lol:




  
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Dec 30, 2011 05:45 |  #15

If you're using third party inks, you'll probably also need to use third party .icc profiles though…


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