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Time to get a scanner, mostly for scanning old photos, one with good resolution so I can enlarge/crop photos.
Question is do i buy a scanner/printer or a stand alone scanner and what is the best one out there [without breaking the bank] ?
 

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I have an Epson Stylus DX4000 printer/scanner, (a few years old now), but it is brilliant for both scanning and printing. The resolution it is capable of is more than adequate for your needs.

It only cost me £35.00 from Tesco.

I would look around for something similar, but not one that uses more than 4 ink cartridges though.

Some more expensive ones can scan slides too, but if you don't need that, go for the cheaper one

Cheers
Ron
 

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i use an epson sx200 scanner / printer it does all that i need but thinking of changing for a wireless one so we can print from the laptop as well..
seen a epson wireless scanner printer at tesco for £39.99 will go abd get one on the way home tomorrow night...

steve
 

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I can confirm that Epson scanners are good. I've got the same model as Ron (THE POP SHOP) above and it's still working well after 5+ years.
 

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Just to buck the trend.
I have had several Epsom printers that died before they should have. After the last one, I vowed not to buy another Epsom product (should have stayed making salts) so I decided to get a combined scanner & printer and went for an HP C8180 (now a few years old and going strong) Ink life is really good, does excellent photos, and will print wirelessly so gets a :tup: from me.
 

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you could go realy cheep and use a bright room and take photos of them behind glass and no flash
 

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I had two hp all in one's and both died . I now have a epson stylus sx425w all in one , so far so good . some of the family have kodak all in one's and are well pleased
 

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I had two hp all in one's and both died . I now have a epson stylus sx425w all in one , so far so good . some of the family have kodak all in one's and are well pleased
Ive got 2 HPs (also got a D1600 that I use mobile. It's just a simple 2 cartridge printer) and both work fine.
Just goes to show-
"Yer pays yer money, and yer takes yer choice"!

Not tried Kodak but their inks are cheap
 
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