whats the best printer for cheap ink?

Im looking to buy a printer i have a budget of around £50.

I will be printing lots of photos and documents therefore i need a printer with fairly cheap cartridges.

It doesn't have to be excellent quality im more concerned with the price of ink cartridges than print quality to be honest.

i look forward to your replies thank you.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Which ink is cheap is like asking what flame throwing wont set you on fire.

    They are all much of a muchness but they say Kodak's ink is about the cheapest.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can't beat a Kodak Easyshare printer for quality and cheapness of inks. They are a bit dearer than £50 but the inks are the cheapest on the market, £15-70 approx for a black and color combi pack. I know that a lot of people say buy a cheaper printer and use compatible inks, but this can be dangerous as those inks can burn out your printer heads and they don't always tell you when the cartridges are empty as they always seem to show full when using the printer. I know this to my cost as I have used these inks in a Lexmark and an Epson and they have buggered up the Printer. It is best to go for quality over cheapness. The back up service by Kodak is second to none as well. I had a faulty printer head on the printer I bought, I phoned them and they had a new one at my door the next day along with a combi pack of inks as an apology.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have just bought a HP photosmart C4580 wireless printer a week ago to replace a similar lexmark printer that stuffed up after three weeks when I decided to save 20 pounds and get my cartridges filled at smart cartridge. This proved a big mistake as it cost 55 pounds at Tesco for a new printer.

    Having had HP printers before I am not a lover because I thought the software took over my laptop and slowed it down, but this printer is really good. You can also buy ink cartridges (351 xl and 350 xl) which will print 5 times as much as an ordinary cartridge but are less than twice the price of the standard cartridge. The quality of the printing is excellent, I don't print many photos but I did try a few and the colour quality was first class.

    Tesco also do a non wireless version which I think is 40 pounds. I grudge the cost of ink but with the hp xl cartridges its not bad value, and Tesco do their own brand of cartridge a couple of pounds cheaper to fit the hp printer.

    Be watch-full of buying from Curry's, Dixon's or pc world as that's where i bought my lexmark from then realised that particular model number was exclusive to them and the gun was held to my head with the cost of the ink cartridges !!!

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  • 5 years ago

    Whats the best printer for cheap ink?

    The best place to buy cheap Printer Ink online is at Amazon.com

    Amazom sells ink and toner for just about every printer ever made including all the popular brands like Epson, Brother, Canon, HP and more.

    http://www.amazon.com/Printer-Ink/b/?ie=UTF8&node=...

    One way to save money when shopping for printer ink cartridges is shopping for it online. You should find genuine and non genuine ink and toner options to choose from.

    They stock original, remanufactured, genuine and refilled ink cartridges, so you can find the quality you want at the right price to suit your budget.

    You can find individual cartridges in black, yellow, cyan and magenta, or buy a multipack containing one of each. You can even get an all-in-one ink cartridge that contains all four colours. Make use of our Ink & Toner Finder to be sure you’re getting the correct cartridge.

    Keep your printer running with printer ink cartridges and toner from the worlds biggest online retailer. They’ve got thousands of items in the Ink Cartridges Store, so you’ll be sure to find the right ink cartridge for your printer.

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    Source(s): Buy Printer Ink Online http://www.amazon.com/Printer-Ink/b/?ie=UTF8&node=... .
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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Epson SX200 is £40.00 at Comet, and the inks are £10 for the four colours at Birmingham Rag Market

    Source(s): I know it, cause I have done it
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    GO FOR THE EPSON RANGE BUT DONT BUY OFF EPSON THEM SEVLES AS THEY TOO EXPENSIVE SHOP AROUND I GET MY CARTRIDGES FOR £8.00 A SET COMPATABLES AND HAVE THE EPSON STYLUS SX100 ALL IN ONE SCANNER PRINTER COPIER AND THE EPSON CARTRIDGES GENUINE RANGE FROM 7QUID BLACK ONLY TO 16 QUID FOR FULL SET OF 4 BLACK AND COLOUR AND DONT BUY FROMPC WORLD AS THEY ARE EXPENSIVE STUPID PRICES THEY CHARGE USE ON LINE PEOPLE THAT GIVE YOU COMPATABLE INK OR GO FOR A CONSTANT INK SUPPLY SYSTEM FROM MEDEA IN DUNDEE TELL THEMWHAT MAKE MODEL PRINTER YOU HAVE IF IT EPSON YOU WILL HAVE NO TROUBLE FOR A C.I.S.S KEEP OFF H.P THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE FOR INK AND REPAIRS AND LEXMARK IS ACTUALLY DELL IN ANOTHER NAME AND THEY ARE ALL MOTHER F. ING STUPID PRICES SO MY ADVICE IS EPSON CHEAP INKGOOD PRINTING AND SECOND BEST FOR MAINTAINENCE REPAIRS AND HELP

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you believe me that low or say entry level printers are cheaper but their printing is very expensive comparing to at least mid-range Printers.

    so go for that ,

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  • gerard
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    epson printer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Avoid Lexmark ..Pay peanuts get monkeys

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