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    Printer advice?

    Well it's almost time to bite the bullet and see about a new printer. The old one, Hp Photosmart is getting old and ran down... and non-vista compattible and it likes to chew up the paper before its finished printing. I've been looking around but im not sure what to do or what options I wanna go with. Anyone have a wireless printer? and how hard is it to use and or setup? I'm guessing I'd be using the wireless network in my house to get the signal from my laptop to the printer? I'm looking at a Cannon printer right now... Canon PIXMA MP480 and at Costco it is a bundle deal where I also get a digital camera... A Canon PowerShot A1000 digital camera. It's $200 for this combo deal... I'm checking reviews but if anyone has any advice or something... ill take it into mind before I make my dession. I just dont have much free time to shop around and compair features like it would like to do.

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    I have a wireless Lexmark all-in-one printer, and it was very easy to set up, as long as you follow the instructions.

    For a new setup you need to plug the printer to your computer via USB, run the printer software and follow the setup instructions, then detach the USB after it's done. That's all. I imagine it must be similar for other brands.

    The only draw back for me is that I had to install the Lexmark printer software. Perhaps there's a way to avoid it but I couldn't be bothered to find out how.
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    I have an older Canon Pixma and it's been good for a few years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    I have an older Canon Pixma and it's been good for a few years now.
    Is it good on ink? That is does it run out fast or is pretty good? I see the replacement cartridges are pretty cheap but it makes me wonder how fast you go through ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloud23465 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    I have an older Canon Pixma and it's been good for a few years now.
    Is it good on ink? That is does it run out fast or is pretty good? I see the replacement cartridges are pretty cheap but it makes me wonder how fast you go through ink.
    Hard to say. I know Mrs. c prints lots of coupons and stuff, but I really don't keep track of how much. I know I've replaced both carts twice, but that's all I can say. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by campy View Post
    I have an older Canon Pixma and it's been good for a few years now.
    Is it good on ink? That is does it run out fast or is pretty good? I see the replacement cartridges are pretty cheap but it makes me wonder how fast you go through ink.
    Hard to say. I know Mrs. c prints lots of coupons and stuff, but I really don't keep track of how much. I know I've replaced both carts twice, but that's all I can say. Sorry.
    It's cool, Thanks for the input... I think im going to go with the cannon and as long as the camera is nice to i'll keep it. If the camera or printer bomb out then it goes back. Costco stands behind what it sells.

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