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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:20 pm    Post subject: HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-One Reply with quote

Hi there,

I have an old, outdated HP psc 2175 all in one, and the mac intel compatibility is very poor, thats why im considdering a new printer, and the HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-One looks very good.

The HP printer i have now has been excellent, so i would get a HP printer again, and this one takes my interest because it has built in network conectivity, and considdering it works with both macs and PC's, which is what i have in my home, it seems a good choice.

Only thing is, It uses 5 ink cartridges, one black, cyan, magenta, yellow and light magenta and light cyan.

The black is priced reasonably at £19.99, but for all the colour inks, its about £30! Which is too expensive, although they sell the 3 main inks in pack, so what im wondering is, are the "light" colours optional? Because if i were to use only the 3 main colours, its only about £17 which is fine.

If anyone can give advice then that would be very appreciated!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say the light colors are optional for photo printing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say you are making the wrong choice. By a printer that does not require so many colors.

With HP you'll probably be okay other than every time you print you will likely get a message that indicated you are low on ink. Some manufactures purposely cripple their devices when a color is low. The entire unit stop printing and believe it or not in many cases the thing stops scanning as well. I've heard of models that do a self cleaning process each time the thing is used. People were using the device for scanning only and were no longer able to scan just because the thing empty itself doing self cleaning processes.

Do your homework before you buy. I have an HP 880C it is an older model that still looks good and works great. Try to get an older 800 series if possible. Make sure it has USB.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that, I think you're right, ill have a look arround before.
I was drawn in by its built in network port, but ill look for others.

My current one is HP and its been great, and it has akways allowed you to print even when the ink is said to be low, and only warned me once about it, although i think they may have made their new ones like what my epson one did - ceases printing when there is supposidly no ink left.

if anyone can reccomend anything, preferebly an all in one with built in network, that'd be great.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bandit Bill wrote:
I'd say you are making the wrong choice. By a printer that does not require so many colors.


It depends on his needs. desklamp, I bought this exact printer/scanner. I loved the fact that it has built in networking. I have a D-Link wireless-to- ethernet bridge that I use to put in on my wireless network. Then my PC laptop and my Mac Mini and my PowerMac G4 all can share the printer.

Personally, I was amazed at how good the HP drivers are for this device. Seriously, it's the best integrated application suite I've seen yet. Just a beauty. And that encourages me to see companies out there still developing for smaller market share OS's.

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Do your homework before you buy. I have an HP 880C it is an older model that still looks good and works great. Try to get an older 800 series if possible. Make sure it has USB.


I did my homework before I bought. And my homework is apparently radically different from your homework, as I arrived at a completely different conclusion.

Some people have different needs than you. I had an HP 960 and a Canon scanner. I wanted to consolidate devices, plus get a better color printer for photo printing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iRob wrote:

I did my homework before I bought. And my homework is apparently radically different from your homework, as I arrived at a completely different conclusion.


I'm not the one looking to buy a new printer, so my needs are completely irrelevant to this discussion, other than the fact that I can share what it working well for me.
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