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Title: Printer help please
Post by: little babs on April 16, 2019, 03:23:05 pm
Know most of you prefer Canon but I have always had Epson
Can any of you suggest a printer that is NOT wireless. Neither of us are technical.
Don't really want an all in one either


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Jennie on April 16, 2019, 04:23:24 pm
Sorry Babs - I am a Canon wireless girl, so would not know where to start with Epsom.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Doreen on April 16, 2019, 05:10:00 pm
I use Canon too but there is an option to have it wireless or use a usb cable if the Epson has the same option's you could chose the usb option


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Lynnspain on April 16, 2019, 07:41:06 pm
Doreen is right, you can choose whether or not to have it wireless. Hope you find the right one for you Babs. Im also a Canon girl.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: little babs on April 16, 2019, 07:50:26 pm
Would consider Canon if I can get one can any of you tell me your model numbers


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Doreen on April 16, 2019, 08:06:24 pm
Mine's an MG 3000 although it's an all in one


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Jennie on April 16, 2019, 11:05:51 pm
Mine is a MP560, but it is quite old, so maybe not current.  Chris' is MG5300 and is slightly newer.  Both have a rear tray and have 5 inks all of which we can refill.  I hope this helps. :)


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Lynnspain on April 17, 2019, 07:06:42 am
Chris in Spain has just ordered a TS 5050
It is an all in one though Babs.  
If she's happy with it , I'll be ordering one as a spare. She should have it by now so give her a pm?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M06KK9D?aaxitk=Y0sa99DKvW9FperNBtx-fQ&pd_rd_i=B01M06KK9D&pf_rd_p=43547a03-036e-464c-bd74-c44b837875db&hsa_cr_id=3117433600802&sb-ci-n=asinImage&sb-ci-v=https%3A%2F%2Fimages-na.ssl-images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F71p2G-RthQL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B01M06KK9D


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Lynnspain on April 17, 2019, 07:26:53 am
Also just looked and it is so hard to find a single function printer theses days.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Jennie on April 17, 2019, 08:26:58 am
Lynn please let me know if Chris gets on with hers and then I will order one as a replacement.  Can't be without my Canon!


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: little babs on April 17, 2019, 09:42:57 am
Thanks Lynn have PM'd Chris to see if she likes it. It's a good price isn't it


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Pamela on April 17, 2019, 10:35:06 am
My 'new' printer is a Canon TS 5050. It stopped working a few days ago when we were having problems with the internet. It really needs to be in the  same room as the wireless router, as we don't get a strong enough signal for it to be in the craft room. I've moved it into the living room, and set it up again, which was very easy. I tried it out yesterday and it worked fine. I have some spare ink cartridges for it, but I think I may get in touch with City Ink Express, to see if they do refillable cartridges for it.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: little babs on April 17, 2019, 10:58:24 am
Thanks Pam. Would use USB as printer is under computer on a desk.
Amazon on the printer site list suppliers of compatables lists one for 20 cartridges for under 20 which I know is good .
Thank you for all your help. Think I will order one as have missed a printer more than I thought


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: SeñoraChris on April 17, 2019, 11:47:00 am
Morning Ladies.
Just a quick line to let you know I am at this very moment in the process of setting up the new TS505 printer.  I will report back very soon!


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Jennie on April 17, 2019, 11:51:22 am
Hello Chris - how lovely to see you.  I will wait for your verdict with interest. :)


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: SeñoraChris on April 17, 2019, 12:59:52 pm
Me again.  Struggling to connect wirelessly.  Can't believe it, have never ever had a problem.  Martin is just downstairs searching in our store room for a USB cable, which you need to buy separately if you don't want to do the wireless route, and I'm going to have to leave it for now as we are due out this afternoon. 
Will report back later.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Pamela on April 17, 2019, 05:10:20 pm
I struggled to set mine up the first time. It took all afternoon and evening, but I did manage to print from my computer and Brian's ipad. Didn't need to use it for a few days, but the next time I tried I couldn't get it to work at all. Not even with a usb cable. We have had a few problems with our internet service though, so I think that upset things. Yesterday I decided to bring the printer into the Living room. I opened up my laptop and pulled up the canon TS 5050 manual. Followed the steps to set the printer up and it now has been working perfectly, wirelessly. Fingers crossed that's the end of the problems.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: SeñoraChris on April 18, 2019, 11:13:24 am
Good news, girls!  After approaching the point of throwing the new printer out of the window (you know the feeling no doubt) I turned it off and went to meet friends, over for Easter from Bury, for a swift gin and tonic!  Felt better after that and this morning have managed to sort it quite easily.  I did it through the printers keyboard with absolutely no problems at all and all is now well.  I haven't yet printed anything, but if my experience of my other Canon printers is anything to go buy, it'll be up to standard. 
Don't be put off by the problems I had with the wireless connecting, Babs, it really is very easy - usually - and frankly if it doesn't go well the first time a gin and tonic solves the problem it seems!
Will report again when I've printed.

Nice to be be Jennie,  hope you are well.



Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: little babs on April 18, 2019, 04:56:26 pm
Have ordered it with a USB lead from Amazon should get it on Weds
Thank you for all the help given to me


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Carole on April 18, 2019, 09:14:04 pm
I've looked at the ink refills on cityinkexpress. Do they come with instructions , syringes etc?


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Lynnspain on April 18, 2019, 09:17:34 pm
Val is the one to answer that question Carole. I daresay though that there are options. 😁


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: val090 on April 21, 2019, 04:04:47 pm
I've looked at the ink refills on cityinkexpress. Do they come with instructions , syringes etc?

Sorry Carole, only just seen this.

The answer is not sure. I would imagine so. The best thing to do is ask.
I ordered refillable cartridges, but I'm sure I already had syringes anyway from the other system I'd bought from City ink express.
They are really helpful, if you telephone them or email.


Title: Re: Printer help please
Post by: Carole on April 26, 2019, 08:56:25 pm
Thanks Val