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I will be starting a new job in April and will be home based.I have always been office based prior to this. New company has told me to go out and buy a 4-1 one printer (printer,****,fax,copy). I am overwhelmed by the choice and would appreciate any advice. I will need a colour printer when printing company logo headed material.
I have looked at the HP Officejet 8500a Plus - this has some really good reviews on various websites.................but also very bad ones. I will be given a HP Laptop for my work aswell so I am erring towards same manufacturer printer,
Thanks in advance for your help
Have you been given a budget?
Thanks for reply, between 2 and 300 quid but the chepaer the better. The HP seems to tick all the boxes , Good reviews highly praise it but the poor reviews put me off. Running costs seem good on the HP aswell. Many thx in advance
The 8500A Plus is a good bet. I've used a previous generation of these and had no real problems. The only drawback is that it is a bulky beast but if you want all the functions (ADF etc) than that is a necessary evil. There are alternatives with top of the bunch probably being the Canon MX870 - which is also pretty good. Can't see you going wrong with either of those.
You can always take reviews with a pinch of salt (wow I felt like I aged 30 years after saying that), people don't review things unless there is a problem because if it works you just don't think about it. I have the HP 7500 A3 printer and it has a few negative reviews but there really is no problem with it at all the amount of prints per cartridge is way better than my old Epson quality is flawless, I was tempted by the 8500A but decided I needed A3 for the odd poster.
The first thing I would not worry about is getting something that is the same brand, other than nice matching logos there is no reason to. Secondly, when looking at reviews, look at what the majority of people say because pick any product you like, look for a review and there will ALWAYS be some negative ones.
Ok I'll throw a little curveball in there. Most people will throw inkjets at you but as you have decided to allow a budget of up to Â£300 let me throw in a colour laser printer for your consideration.
If you are pretty set on inkjet or a lower price I would also consider Canon
Many thanks to all for your advice. Now narrowed down to 3 and both the Canon and Samsung lets great....I'll check my budget with the new boss !!! Cheers