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#1 le0o37

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:46 PM

I have only used the Epson R260, and although with the CISS installed it is the cheapest way to print, this printer is just a headache once worn out.

Please I beg for your help. I need to buy a new printer.
Can you suggest me two printers that print on cd/discs.

1. One high end, expensive one $$
2. And one reasonably priced

They need to work with the CISS systems or must have a way to use cheap ink with.

I feel like throwing the r260 out the windows and setting it on fire and running it over with my car, and taking a piss on it after.

Also are any printers faster than others, I have always thought of the r260 being relatively slow when printing a disc, my r260 takes an average of 2-3 minutes per disc (that is 2 and a half minutes) it just dances back and forward before it begins to print.

I only need the printer to print on disc's/cd's, I don't need to print on paper or scan, disc is the priority.

Thanks for your help guys, I will pass along and share the knowledge.
I print on discs for company promotions and sometimes I print demo's on the side.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

I have only used the Epson R260, and although with the CISS installed it is the cheapest way to print, this printer is just a headache once worn out. Please I beg for your help. I need to buy a new printer. Can you suggest me two printers that print on cd/discs. 1. One high end, expensive one $$ 2. And one reasonably priced They need to work with the CISS systems or must have a way to use cheap ink with. I feel like throwing the r260 out the windows and setting it on fire and running it over with my car, and taking a piss on it after. Also are any printers faster than others, I have always thought of the r260 being relatively slow when printing a disc, my r260 takes an average of 2-3 minutes per disc (that is 2 and a half minutes) it just dances back and forward before it begins to print. I only need the printer to print on disc's/cd's, I don't need to print on paper or scan, disc is the priority. Thanks for your help guys, I will pass along and share the knowledge. I print on discs for company promotions and sometimes I print demo's on the side.


I Use the Canon IP4850 I think it's a good printer for discs and its easy to get Canon compatible inks. Have a look a prices.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

Ohh cool, I will look into it.
How long does it take to print an image on a disc ?
And can I start printing on a second disc right away after it is done with the first ?
Thanks

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

Only takes about 20 to 30 Seconds depending on how much colour has to be printed and yes you can start printing your next Disc righr away.
Hope this helps.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:18 PM

Hey the Cannon IP printers are really hard to find in the US, recommend any others ?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

the cannon pixma is a good printer the only layback is it takes a while to start printing,but once it starts it is vey fast and efficient and can print the discs as fast as you can change them.compatable inks are quite cheap and print well.but i can`t understand why the cannon printers are hard to find in the U S A.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:30 PM

epson p50 i use with ciss if you liked the r265 then thats the one
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

i use the epson artisan 835 and have the ciss system installed and word very well with good quality. just a little over a $100..so not bad...

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

should be works very well

#10 cydock70

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

I have used the Epson p50 for quite a while now, with no problems.
Compatable inks are a good save too, and have always worked for me.

In fact I got two of the same, just in case, but it's not been neccersary as yet,
and has been in regular daily use, with no problems.

But is this model still availeable I wonder !! :eek:

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:54 PM

The Epson P50 is quite rare at the usual price when it first came out. I have seen in the Uk them going for £120 - £150.00 so getting one for cheap money might be a problem. I run a R285 with CISS, works great but because there isn't a reset utility for it i have to go to a epson retailer.technician to get it reset which is a pain in the ass. He knows me now so only charges £10. I would go for Epson every time to be honest, if i was to replace mine i think i would find a decent secondhand P50. Hope this helps



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 11:01 PM

Have you read this about resetting the R285 yourself............... http://www.pcadvisor.../?ob=datea&pn=1