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Harvey Norman Canon Printer Pixma MG2560 $18

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First time poster, hope it work well.
When u look for a printer, don't go anywhere but straight to Canon, as I had tried all other brands. Good price with good quality, heavy duty, cheap ink replacement. I had another Pixma all-in-one similar model at home,very cheap to run as the black ink cartridge is very friendly with ink refill. Every time I inject 5mls, it could print or copy nearly 200~300 pages. What else u could ask for by paying less than $20 for a printer like that.

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  • +38 votes

    Teach us printer senpai

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    Time to stock up… the ink will break the bank.

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      Canon are good printers but I'd never use the phrase "cheap ink" around one.

    • +4 votes

      I've got this printer it's basic but fantastic. I've been able to top up the ink with a refill kit from eBay - I got this one, but any will probably work. I also got these squeezy bottles make it easy to fill but the cartridge holders and drill bits are useless just use your own.

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    fantastic thank you,
    what ink refills do you use and where to buy ???

    • +2 votes

      sell the printer and buy another ;)

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      refills are 2 or 3 times the price of the printer so
      1) Use and throw away
      2) Buy half a dozen printers
      3) Google "how to refill print cartridges" and get yourself some ink, syringe and needles

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      Ask the ink shop. I bought a 100ml ink bottle, draw up ink with syringe. Use a sharp needle injet it thru a little hole on top of the cartridge. If not sure, watch a Youtube.

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      Here's a good place to start with the refill kits
      http://www.ink-king.com.au/printer-ink-refill-cartridge-kits...
      Should be able to do this model Canon easily enough

    • +1 vote

      Look on eBay, sooooooo much cheaper

  • +18 votes

    First time poster

    Pretty sure it's only A4…

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      Oh man…

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    very cheap to run

    Only $2950 per litre !!!

    http://www.inkjetonline.com.au/canon-cl-646-colour-ink-cartr...

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      Pretty sure he meant it's pretty cheap just to run, as in physically run with your feet. He's not wrong, fill left over water bottle with tap water and run outside on the footpath. Cheap alrite.

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        Instructions unclear; ran into busy intersection with a printer and tripped over a speeding motorcyclist. Printer is now on the back of someone's ute.

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          LOLOLOL that's alrite, ute people are probably used to such activity and end up with random additional items when they get home!

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      But how many litre will you need?

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        you only get 180 pages per cartridge, so it's not cheap to run…

  • +1 vote

    Don't forget ink dries up around a year unused..

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      If you're not going to use it, don't buy it…

    • +5 votes

      Just wrap it in a plastic bag and drop it in hot water

      Works all the time for me

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        …that's what she said?!

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        Wow man I've learned so much about ink here, thanks for this I hate when the ink dries up.

        You guys refill ink with syringes and use hot water and a plastic bag to use dried up ink. Pros.

        And some just stock up on 20 printers.

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          Yup, also remember all ink has exp dates on the back of the boxes, some shops even forget to dispose of the expired one, so check before you buy.

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          @DEvok: Ahh yea thanks for the reminder, I always forget to check the dates, maybe that's why my ink dries up more often. Thanks!!

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          <And some just stock up on 20 printers.>

          … or just buy a printer with large cartridges & low running costs (eg the better HP Officejets)

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        The whole printer, ok will try today

  • +5 votes

    Bought one. Thanks OP.
    Great for printing my airline tickets 3-4 times a year.

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      That's what my work printer is for, amongst other things i.e. Tax statements, Groupon vouchers etc :)

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    Thanks OP!!

  • +2 votes

    I still fondly remember Dell's $9 printers.

    • +4 votes

      My old printer died last week, and so i finally unpacked and setup my $9 dell printer!

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        Don't get your hopes up - I got the $9 Dell V525W delivered. It printed like shit until the teaspoon of supplied ink ran out and it met my hammer.

      • +2 votes

        I only use it for scanning things. You're much better off with a simple laser printer - ink lasts forever and can be bough for $15~ on eBay depending on the make/model of your printer.

  • +4 votes

    Gerry needs a few of these at point of sale. Lose the dot matrix, Ger!

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    http://www.productreview.com.au/p/canon-pixma-mg2560.html

    Apparently it doesn't come with a USB cable.

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      No printer does.

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        I am sure all the HP printers I bought including inkjet had USB cables with them.

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          I buy HP printers for customers on a regular basis and have done for some years, none come with cables. I imagine there are still a few odd models which are the exception, but typically no printer does.

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        My brother printer came with one..

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          So did my sister's

          Which one did your brother buy?

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        not true, brother printers have a usb, just bought one last week.

        the dick smith sales person tried really hard to sell a cable, saying none is in the box - liar.

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          Typically i have found that printers often don't have cables but multifunctions do.

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          @Gaz1:
          Ah, that may be it, our printers over the years have been multifunction ones - just got one at $49 , on sale now at DS, RRP 149) and had a cable. (brother j552dw wireless) and I see cartridges are $8

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        Wow. Says more about printer companies than me, I think.

  • +5 votes

    Ozbargain rule no 1

    If you can't get generic ink cartridges off of ebay do not purchase the printer

    Ozbargain rule no 2

    See rule 1

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      yep, thats what I checked before buying the Brother last week.

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    I have one of these I bought from HN for $27 a few months ago

    Its great if you don't print much and only want to scan and print black text

    the scanner is shit, white paper scanned in as grey and colours were washed out and dull

    but for $27 who cares :)

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    I just need a Scanner, I guess this is the cheapest option?

    • +2 votes

      depending on the quality needed for the output, I generally just use my camera. Much more convenient than firing up the scanner.

      I do all my receipts/records with the camera, and usually the quality is good enough for OCR software to work if I need the actual text.

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    Will the scanning function still work on this printer if it runs out of ink?

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    Delivered would be unbeatable!

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      Computer says no.

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    How many pages (black and white text) could you print out of the box?

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    If I buy refill ink from eBay, do I need to buy another cartridge as this is a starter one and the chip would register less or something?

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      no need, do not throw away the used up one, need that one to refill.

      source: myself.

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    Just bought one to use when travelling.

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      Good idea, will take one with me on my next trip to Bali.

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    Don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see printers this cheap. It's practical to throw the entire printer away and buy another one rather than get genuine replacement ink cartridges.

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      you think retail or company will lose money by selling this?

      those inks are normal not full at all, more like 30% or 40%. you might still think that is cheap enough, look up ebay for refill ink.

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        No he thinks land fill and waste is not so good.

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    own this for one year, i would say it is ok….(right now i am using HP2620 for 17$ from previous deal from Harvey norman, super happy about this printer, helped me though one whole semester and many printing [100 pages for a normal student]).

    cons: loud.

    for anyone who looking for cheap printing solutions , i recommend refill ink from ebay. now go ahead and type that into google….

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      I have both printers too but I prefer the Canon MG2560 over the HP 2620. It boots faster, no wanky screen, and the HP ink doesn't seem to dry on photo paper leading to smudges. The print quality seems the same on the two.

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    So does it come with ink? Probably a stupid question but I see no one else asking.

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      Yes. Starter kit (~30% ink). Mine lasted ~25 full A4 photo prints, which is probably about ~250 'standard document' pages. You can refill the cartridges.

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        I read refilling cartridges reduces the quality of photo prints?

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          I've had no noticeable change as yet. I imagine the print head has a limited life.

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    I use a Brother multifunction inkjet and unofficial cartridges are literally $1 each off eBay. I love it.

  • -1 vote

    Still have 3 of these left from when big w had then for $15.

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    Thanks OP got one - just to use as a scanner

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    To whoever wants to use printer as scanner, the EPSON NX130 is functioning much better than Canon. It can scan when ink is out, it can scan and save documents in different format. I just love the PDF version, even u could scan as much pages as u want in one PDF file. At officework, they charge nearly $1 for each page if u want to scan and pack all pages into 1file. The only down side is u can't reverse any page u did wrong, u have to do it from the first page all over again. Its quite time consuming sometimes. And this EPSON ink cartridge is not able to be refill, so forget abt it. Just use it as scanner.

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    what is the quality of the scanner like? what resolution etc?

    I was planning to take a box of photos to the local library to use the scanner there but the quality is not that great but I can't afford a high end scanner.

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    nice