Summary: I have owned this printer for around 3 years now and purchased it from Argos for around the £40 mark. At the time I opted for an Epson printer as I new it was easy to get hold of compatible ink cartridges. The set-up of the printer was extremely easy with it basically being plug and play on most of the windows operating systems. The printer looks fairly stylish in its black and dark grey finish and the print quality on both normal and photo prints is very good.
Summary: So I had this printer for around 3 or 4 years. It was bought whilst on offer from Curry's I think. Since then it has been used excessively, mainly by 2 high school/college girls both for work and personal pieces. It was very easy to install, even for my Dad who is not computer literate. All it took was putting the CD into the computer, following the setup wizard, and inserting the USB cable into the computer.
Pros: Cheap to buy, and produces decent text and image documents.
Summary: I have had this printer for around three years now. It was bought from Comet for around £36. The main criterias I have for a printer is that it is extremely easy to install and operate, that it prints decently and that the cartridges don't cost an arm and a leg. I tend to buy this sort of thing after a brief foray into the specifications in the shop. Then I get bored and buy it if it is half decent.
Pros: Easy to use neat little printer
Cons: The price of the Epson cartridges are ridiculous when bought in shops (Tesco ones are cheaper)