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Canon PIXMA Home All-In-One Printer TS5160BK $59 @ BigW

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My old printer's printhead died and sadly it is cheaper to buy a new printer than try to replace the part. Was going to get a cheap HP for $34 at BigW but found this one instead. Print quality is as good if not slightly better than my previous printer which was 3 times the price. This one has duplex printing and dual paper feeding which the HP doesn't. Wireless connectivity works well and the printer can be woken up from a deep standby state via WiFi for printing/scanning. Replacement cartridges are expensive, like all inkjets, but it sounds like it is pretty straightforward to reuse the existing cartridges by refilling them.

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    That's actually a decent price. Distributor prices are virtually the same to resellers. Around $40 for Black (600 pages) and $40 for Colour (400 pages).. not bad if you're printing a few pages a week.

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    Wow no stock

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    I was going to replace my Canon Pixma MP610 with this model but didn't want a model with an all-in-one colour cartridge, ie. if one colour runs out, you have to replace the entire lot (black is independent). Nothing was wrong with my old printer but the driver support has ended and it can't print PDF's properly from Win10… bloody companies forcing upgrades…..

    Anyway, PIXMA line of printers from Canon are good for the duplex/multi-feed not to mention the occasional photo-quality prints it can do.

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      I must have the old version of this all cartridges are seperate.

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        Do you mean 2 seperate cartridges (i.e black and colour) or 4 (black, magenta, cyan, yellow)? This has the former

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          2 blacks and 3 colours. This one in the deal seems to take different cartridges, different numbers.

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            @heavyoctopus: I think yours must be a different model. My old printer had the same setup

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              @spurf: Mines 5060……….so the older model
              looks like the new model is worse now lol

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    New printers often come with half ink. Inkjet printers are a scam. Get laserjet!

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      For what it's worth, the printer says that both cartridges are full after I inserted them. I thought about laser but I need colour and print only a few pages a week. Also, my understanding is that lasers chew up more power on standby due to needing to keep the drum warm and turning it on and off constantly to save power would not please SWMBO!

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        yeah unfortunately thats a scam too. the same way it'll say its empty when its not, it'll say its full when its not. the actual levels are determined by a chip, not the actual levels. =/

        I know i sound like a conspiracy nuthead.. but it is true. I don't know how these business practices are legal.

        I still have a laser printer from 6 years ago which I had not yet need to change the toner…. was about … $99 i think. but black and white.

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          I used to get around this with using refillable cartridges + a chip resetting too (off eBay).
          These days I use laser printers.

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        No offence I believed that till I opened the cartridges when they quickly run out. The foam in the cartridges were about 1/5 soaked by ink for both black and colours. But it could be the same for all genuine cartridges.

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    I’m using the same model grabbed from jbhifi for 69. Very satisfied with it. Features I like all the time include auto double page, WiFi and Bluetooth enabled, cloud printing enabled, scan/print from phone.

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      Hardly anything on that website has a decent review. For electronics don't go to productreview for constructive feedback.

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    Print head died on my 10 year old canon so I bought a replacement head for $30. The newer printers seem to have worse resolution and I couldn't see 3rd party inks for them.
    I pay like $10 for a full set of 5 inks on eBay for mine.

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    I don't know why anybody would buy an inkjet. They are a scam for selling over-priced cartridges - nothing more. Get a cheap monochrome laser and you're good to go!

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    yep, i found this to be great and also in terms of the refilling the ink, it's super easy and economical. I bought 5 generic bottles for 25$ delivered from ebay and it comes with syringes. to refill, simply invert the cartridge upside down and inject directly into the pads, slowly and gently. done!
    also the fact that canon printers allow you to disable ink monitoring, you can do this unlimited number of times as long as you use the genuine cartridges.

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      Thanks for the helpful info…I'm planning to do the same. How do you disable the ink monitoring and do you just refill when it starts skipping lines or do you have another system? Thanks again

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        the printer will let you know that the ink has run out, remove and refill.
        once you reinserted the same refilled cartridge, it will advise you that you are using a genuine cartridge and it will ask you if you want to disable the ink monitoring. it will ask you to press Stop button for 5 sec to disable it.
        that's it.

        here a link explaining bit further.
        https://www.inkbank.com.au/page/instructions/canon-ink-monit...

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          Awesome, thanks! With no ink monitoring after refilling, do you just wait for the print quality to deteriorate or do you top it up periodically?

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            @spurf: yeah when it deteriorates, i guess if you have accurate digital scale, you can weigh when empty, fill it up and see how much it can fit, then just weigh regularly and top up.

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    Move to laser you'll never think about inkjet again. If you want to print pictures best to do at a store, quality and longevity will be greater than a home job. Brothers are the best

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      Went to a Xerox MFP many years ago. No more fiddling with PITA inkjets, just turn it on and it goes.. Only had to buy one refill and generics are available and work well.
      Inkjets are landfill.

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    I bought two (as per my comments in this post, and thanks to a comment made about a better deal). After cashback, I paid around $19 each. I can't remember how exactly, cashback must've been involved, but my invoice says I received a $10 Amazon New Customer Offer credit on each one. Cashback was quite swift as far as I recall.

    Someone else in the comments bought them for "under $10". Nice going!

    It's an okay printer. A study workhorse. It seems to take a while to "think" sometimes, and paper has become stuck three times (once quite badly but I managed to get it out). The PC interface is not so great. A lot of fiddling and failed scans or slow scan activation. Printing quality is good and, once it gets going, pretty fast. I buy the XXL ink (640 & 641) which seems quite efficient (forgetting the fact about the whole ink scam sitch). I use Keji paper. All in all, I'd recommend it.

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    Here's a $5 printer if you can find any in stock - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/canon-pixma-home-mg2560-a...

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    Canon is the worst for printers. Never again.

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    OOS