What kind of printer

United States
January 18, 2008 8:09am CST
do you use? Is it good for pictures? Or for printing color graphics? I'm in the market for a new printer, and I would like to get one that can print better pictures than the one I have now. Even when the quality is good, the pictures look discolored after a few months. What kind of printer do you recommend?
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
18 Jan 08
Apparently Lexmark is not the way to go. I have one and haven't found any problems with it but a little a while ago I had big dramas with my computer and the computer guys told me it was because of my Lexmark printer. If anyone else has heard of Lexmark removing windows operating files please let me know! I have had the same issues with the fading especially if they are not in a picture frame, behind glass. There are special photo quality inks that are supposed to be fade resistant on the market now but I have not used them as I am sure they cost a lot!
• United States
18 Jan 08
I used to have a lexmark and, while I didn't have problems like you describe, it was a piece of junk. I won't ever buy another one. I'm sure the good ones do cost a lot, but I hope to find one that's in between that will suit my needs. Thanks.
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
19 Jan 08
yeah mine is a x3550 and is an all in one as well. Apart from the rubbish this computer guy was going on about I have never had any dramas with it either, in fact I think it is a great little machine
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
We are using HP Deskjet 3940 for a year now. The quality of the pictures I have been printing did not change even now that I am using refilled ink. I think, tha paper you are using also affects the quality of the picture and the pics exposure to air and other chemicals such as the frames you will be using.
• United States
18 Jan 08
Thanks, that's a question I forgot to ask in my original post- about refillable ink. I would like to get a printer that takes refillable cartridges, but I want it to have the same quality.
4 Mar 08
Hello there! nowadays..as time pass by, technology keeps evolving every minute, every second a day.. theres no doubt that when you buy printer this day, they can guarantee you that your expectation you want from the printer meet and satisfy your needs especially printing high quality pictures and would stay last long/forever..yes, pictures is the most precious memories in our lives it cannot take it back... If i were you, i would prefer the top of the line brands of printers that offers great features like, hp, lexmark, canon, epson...
@SViswan (12071)
• India
19 Jan 08
I have two printers....a black and white laser printer and a colour inkjet printer. I'm quite happy with what I have ....the colour printer is usually used for school projects and the other times we use the laser one because it is a printer/scanner/copier. I've never noticed the discolouration...but that might be because I haven't checked anything in a few months besides the school projects that are returned and that seems to be fine. My inkjet is from HP and laser is Samsung.
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
18 Jan 08
My husband preferred HP printers because the heads are in the cartridges and not in the printer. This prevents the printer from being damaged when the refilled ink is not that compatible with the printer. As of now, our HP printer hasn't malfunctioned. We used epson then but after refilling the cartridge twice, the quality of the printer was a total mess. Actually printer manufacturers don't advice refilling ink cartridges but we all know that cartridges are non-biodegradable so to be nature-friendly, we should refill our cartridges instead of buying and throwing it when used.