Canon Inkjet - Copies in Color w/out PC - Posted by raelynn mitchell
Posted by raelynn mitchell on February 23, 1999 at 11:24:02:
I have Canon’s all-in-one fax/copier/scanner/color printer. Works great; haven’t had a single down day in the past year since I bought it. The C5000 or C5500 will scan and copy in color as well as black and white. The C3000 or C3500 will only do black and white.
What I like most about the C5000 I have (C5500 is this years model, really no big changes) is that I can make a color photocopy without the computer being on, which is not true about the Hewlett Packard models. And I was really impressed when I tried printing color photo business cards.
If you happen to find a C5000 still in a store, it should be on clearance. A friend of mine who wanted a color printer found one about a month ago for $220 or so (I paid closer to $450 a little over a year ago for the same machine!). If not, the C5500 is just as good if not better.
By the way, ink cartridge refills on the Canons mentioned above run about $7-10 on black ink, $20-25 on color refills which have all 3 colors in one cartridge. Or if you do mostly black and white, you can get a larger black cartridge that lasts 6-7 times as long as the smaller $7 black ones for $30-35, depending on the store. (Office Depot and Staples on the lower end of the spectrum of those prices mentioned above.)