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Excellent prints, but astromic ink consumption,
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This review is from: Canon PIXMA MG6250 All-in-One Colour Printer (Print, Copy, Scan Wi-Fi and Auto Duplex) (Accessory)
I have had this printer/scanner for around 5 - 6 months and have the following comments:
1. the prints it produces are excellent
2. The scanner is good, but it does take some time to work out how to control it properly
3. Ink consumption is astronomic - I estimate its consumption of ink is 3 - 4 times the amount of ink that an older pixima 4000 uses for a similar volume of printing. I appreciate that the cartridges for the ip4000 are around 25% larger, however, given that a set of ink costs around the same for both printers, the real life cost of printing on this printer is very much higher than on the older printer.
4. Ipads & this printer - this is a whole world of pain.
If the ink consumption was OK, it would be a four or five star printer scanner, but it is not. The cost of ink used by this printer is far too much in my opinion - and it is expensive - £60 for a set of ink that does not last. For the majority of users you would be far better looking at a printer/scanner that has a lower real life cost of ink.
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Initial post: 24 May 2012 17:15:17 BDT
It's not that the printer consumes more ink, it's that is uses cartridges that contain less ink. Prices have come down a bit over the last few months, but as we all know, printer ink prices are just scandalous.
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2012 23:18:54 BDT
a) The cartridges are pretty small
b) Every time I print just one sheet of paper it goes through a long cleaning cycle.
I check the ink levels before I start, then I do the printout, then the levels are low.
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2012 16:59:20 GMT
J. Henwood says:
you over simplify the problem. apart from the smaller ink cartridges, the printing and cleaning process is poor and consumes ink at an unbelievable rate
Posted on 25 Mar 2013 22:28:52 GMT
Allan Burrows says:
Try getting compatibles I have them and you can't tell the difference in quality I can get a full set for £10 delivered
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