It’s not enough to be just a “cheap printer.” What are the ongoing costs of operation? What about the ink cartridges?
Canon PIXMA MX860 Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer (Refurb, Wifi, Duplex, ADF) $69.99
Newegg has the Refurbished Canon PIXMA MX860 Color Inkjet Multifunction Printer/Copier/Fax/Scanner for a low $69.99 after coupon code EMCYVNN49 (Exp 7/28). $3.99 Shipping. Tax in CA, NJ, TN, PR.
9600x2400dpi; 2.5″ color LCD; card reader; USB 2.0, ethernet, 802.11b/g wireless connectivity; automatic duplex (double-sided) printing; 15-sheet automatic document feeder (ADF)
This is a good deal for several reasons – this printer is loaded with features. The print head for this printer is valued at $50.00, and the cartridges that are included are worth at least $50.00 (if purchased separately) – so this printer pays you to take it home. Good feature set, and reliable operation. We have looked at this printer, and it is *not* a good candidate for a continuous inking system – there is not much clearance, and if you do decide to go CIS, CISS, some serious surgery will be required on this printer.
The warranty on refurbished Canon inkjet printers is only 90 days. The print head included with this printer (QY6-0073-000) will also work in the Pixma iP3600, PiXMA MP620, and Canon Pixma MX860.
Want A New MX860?
Click here for a *new* Canon MX860 is available from Amazon for $30.00 more, plus free shipping ($99.99 delivered). The *new* Canon MX860 includes a full 1-year warranty.
The Canon MX860 uses 5 individual ink cartridges – the “larger” PGI-220 black cartridge is for text, and the CLI-221 photo black gets used only when photos are being printed.
New Canon OEM cartridges will run $14-black, and $13-colors. Compatible cartridges can be had for $3-$4, and refilling is also an option on these tiny ink cartridges.
You can take a look at the PGI-220/CLI-221 cartridges here:
Canon Specifications Page:
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