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    Recommend an A3 Printer?

    Please can anyone recommend a good (not too expensive) A3 printer to be used by the fabric teacher. She uses Speedstep.
    Currently it doesn't need to be a networkable machine but the option would be nice.
    Thanks

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    we use HP BusinessJet 2800's in our textiles rooms. Cheap inks and stuff... expensive to buy though at around £580. Thats for the dtn model though...

    but good!

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    The HP K850 take the same consumables. Not as good build quality but can be had for about £250.

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    Also using a HP 2800dtn in our textiles room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    we use HP BusinessJet 2800's in our textiles rooms. Cheap inks and stuff... expensive to buy though at around £580. Thats for the dtn model though...

    but good!
    NNNNNOOOOOO!!!! We hate them. They are always jamming and run out of ink way to fast.

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    wow... ours don't print reams off ours though... because they have a cheapo black and white laser for that!

    Think it's only jammed twice in the last 2 years we've had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by button_ripple View Post
    NNNNNOOOOOO!!!! We hate them. They are always jamming and run out of ink way to fast.
    You might want to try a different brand of paper and see if that helps cure it. A lot of HP printers have paper feed issues but many users have reported that a little experimentation with paper media has produced better results.

    As I understand it the rollers can pick up a lot of residue from some papers (something to do with the way the paper is made) and that tends to create pick-up and feed issues over time.

    Worth a try if nought else..

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    Using print quotas here.

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    Thanks, I had hoped there was an HP which would do the job - I do have a couple of old b&w lasers so I could install one as well which would help the ink issue

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