>I have used three (3) printers >- cheap Canon >- cheap Epson >- Epson 2880 > >The canon worked well, no serious ink problems. The cheap >epson was nothing but trouble, constantly having to run the >cleaning process and using way too much ink for nothing. > >The cheap canon and epson produced "ok" photos, but >both used dye-based inks, and both had ink-run problems even >weeks after printing. > >Based on advice from this forum, I purchased the 2880 and in >coming up 2 years have had no problems of any kind. If I >were purchasing now it might be the 3000 which uses larger ink >cartridges, but the 2880 has been great and only cost me $400 >(with end of life mail-in-rebate). > >I constantly get comments about "great prints" and >"where did you get the done", which I never got with >the cheaper printers. > >I print at home because I can, because I can have it >"now" and because its fun, and because I hate >walking around the big stores that do printing locally! > Thanks for the input.
By "cheap" you mean the Artisan style which are about $300 retail (but often sold for less) and not the $100 disposable printers with just two cartridges.
I'll have to take a harder look at the Epson 2000, 2880 or 3000. The first two both are listed as $499 Direct from Epson, the 3000 is $649. I did see them on for half price a London Drugs in the summer, wish I had bought one then, but sales come and go and I'm not in a hurry.
Maybe I'll pick one up on a big boxing day sale. I'll have to see who carries them.