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    I need a new wireless printer for home use. If possiable I would like the printer to have a card reader, printing speed should be good aswell as the printinf quality. Im not looking for any specific brand so any will do.

    Budget wise anything up to Rs15,000 is fine.

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    Before I suggest you anything, let me ask one basic question - how many pages are you going to print per day/per week/per month? In other words, how frequently are you going to use the printer?
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    If you dont mind me asking Just4kix, why are you asking that question? Whats that got to do with Ramjet wanting to know about a wireless printer?

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    It (the question) has got lots of things to do with the printer itself (wired or wireless). Let him answer it. I don't want to spoil the suspense.
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    You can choose from the following:

    Canon PIXMA MG5370 Multifunction Inkjet Printer which costs Rs9745

    HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 6525 e-All-in-One Printer which costs Rs11990

    HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 e-All-in-One Printer which costs Rs8100

    HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 3515 e-All-in-One Printer which costs Rs5559

    The budget which you have given is quite high and a wireless printer will come under Rs15000

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    Before I suggest you anything, let me ask one basic question - how many pages are you going to print per day/per week/per month? In other words, how frequently are you going to use the printer?
    I will be printing between 2-6 pages which will be done 2-3 times a week max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamJet View Post
    I will be printing between 2-6 pages which will be done 2-3 times a week max.
    Inks are costly. Modern inkjet printers come with chipped cartridges that have an expiry date built-in. These cannot be refilled. Ink dries out when printer is not used. I understand that you wish a wireless printer. But I would like you to weigh that requirement carefully. I suggest the ink-tank based printer from Epson. You could consider the Epson L-350 which is priced at Rs. 13,200 MRP (retail price may be lowered after bragaining). If wireless is extremely important, consider the Epson-L355 instead (Rs. 14,200). I have the Epson L-210 non-network printer that I purchased for Rs. 9,200 that I am extremely pleased with. The advantage of the ink-tank system is explained here: http://www.indiabroadband.net/comput...artridges.html
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    Wireless is not neccessary but something which I would have preferred! Thanks for the suggestion Just4Kix, will have a look into the suggestions you have given.

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    If you have an ethernet printer, you can easily connect it to the wireless router via RJ-45 cable. Then the printer is a networked device available over the wireless. My previous HP-6280 AIO printer (junked because of high cost of 10 ml cartridges lasting no longer than a year - used or not), was connected to the wireless router the same way and it was available as a networked printer.
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    If you're willing to spend 5000INR you can get a wireless networking bub from Belkin and you can make not just the printer, any USB items wireless. I'm using one, which I connect to the printer and the Companion 5 Bose speakers.

    http://www.belkin.com/networkusbhub/

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    I have given up the idea of keeping a printer at home after using different printers for the last few years. The problem is they never tend to work when you need them the most. The local photo copy shop charges me Rs10 per printout and my requirement is not more then say 15-20 pages a year and for that buying a printer does not make any sense and then you have another thing to keep clean.

    If you have a shop near by and dont print as much then it is economical to get print outs from the shops and also easier because in my case I just e-mail the documents and then collect the prints as and when I have time or our dear kaam wali bai gets them for me some times Some times the guy who irons our clothes gets them as they all have mobile phones these days

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    Thats so true that a printer just sits on your desk and hardly gets used, unless your going to be printing out something at least 3-4 times a week. Even the scanner or photocopier dont get used much, although it has three features not even one gets used properly.
    Its a good idea to get photocopies from the local shop, but then there is so much hassle, because you have to go to shop yourself, and I think the nearest shop near my house is about at least a 7 minute walk, not everyone has services like you Admin...

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    I think a wireless printer is only really necessary if your going to be printing a lot every day. Otherwise I think a normal wired printer will be fine if like you said your only going to be printing 2-3 times a week, it would also cost you less.

    Just4kix - what you said about ink cartridges that they can not be refilled is this with the new inkjet printers or some other printers.........im not quite clear on this, can you please explain. I have an old inkjet printer and I get the cartridges refilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenTikka View Post
    Just4kix - what you said about ink cartridges that they can not be refilled is this with the new inkjet printers or some other printers.........im not quite clear on this, can you please explain. I have an old inkjet printer and I get the cartridges refilled.
    New inkjet printers have cartridges that have electronic chip embedded into it. The chip is imprinted with an expiry date. So when the date arrives, the cartridge refuses to work inspite of having ink in it.
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    Smart technology hey!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by just4kix View Post
    New inkjet printers have cartridges that have electronic chip embedded into it. The chip is imprinted with an expiry date. So when the date arrives, the cartridge refuses to work inspite of having ink in it.
    Ah.. they have found another way to keep milking the money.

    Like Admin I've left my 3 in 1 Epson Stylus CX5500 printer in a wardrobe at my native place. I prefer to use the Printing services from the internet cafe just behind my house. I scan the documents using my Smartphone with the help of CamScanner. It's a pretty nifty App!

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    Actually Admin and itsmemad your right, if your only going to use a printer once or twice a month then its not worth purchasing a printer. Best thing is just go to the local internet cafe.

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    If you dont mind me asking Just4kix, why are you asking that question? Whats that got to do with Ramjet wanting to know about a wireless printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishkhal View Post
    If you dont mind me asking Just4kix, why are you asking that question? Whats that got to do with Ramjet wanting to know about a wireless printer?
    Wasn't the question asked already? And, haven't I answered the question already?
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    The idea of wireless printers is good, but only when it comes to laptop or tablet users or when there is more than 2 computer users in he house.

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    Ethernet printer connected to a wifi router does a much better job than a so called "wireless" printer. We use HP-1606dn at office connected to the wifi router which is shared by about 10 persons. I have also run workshops with 40 laptops and 3 HP-1606dn printers connected through ethernet cable to the wifi router without any problem.

    But for home, a scanner may be more relevant than a printer. Our local photo copy shop charges only Re.1 per page of black & printing and the print quality is much better than a home printer.
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    It would also depend on the type of printer you get for the quality of prints, and these days even the best quality printers are not so expensive.

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    From experience I would like to suggest that only get a wireless printer if you really need it, otherwise stick to the normal old fashioned way of printing using the cable connection.
    A wireless printer is only needed if your house is really big and you wish to keep the printer or wish to work in another room from where the printer is located or there is a large number of people who want to print from their devices.

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