Epson printers - recommendations?

anyankaSeptember 6, 2006

My Epson Stylus C84 appears to be dying; it has had a lot of use for at least 3 years, so I probably need to replace it.

I need something with a reasonable trade-off between achievable quality and price of inks; it also needs to have light-fast inks. I am an artist and writer, and use the printer to produce small greetings cards from my paintings, but also print out lots and lots of text.

I liked the C84 because it has 4 separate ink cartridges, good quality and reasonable speed. Anybody able to suggest the best follow-up?

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urlee

Why don't you get the C88 if you were satisfied with the C84?

Epson Stylus C88+

$79.99
Fast Black Text printing- up to 23 ppm ¹
Prints borderfree photos (4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and 8.5x11)
Up to 5760 x 1440 optimized dpi

    Bookmark   September 7, 2006 at 8:46AM
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anyanka

Thanks. I checked that one out on Amazon (well, the D88 which I assume is the same thing), and while the reviews are mainly favourable, it appears to be quite an ink-guzzler. Of course people have different ideas of how much ink they feel is reasonable...

Have you got personal experience with this one, Urlee?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2006 at 8:53AM
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urlee

No I don't but at the time, I was considering the C86 but decided on getting the Epson R320 Photo printer which was a mistake for it really is for photo's and wasted (used more) on regular print outs which I do more of.

Urlee

    Bookmark   September 7, 2006 at 7:20PM
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