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[Canada Computers] Canon PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Printer with extra Black Ink - $169.99 ($130 off)

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[Canada Computers] Canon PIXMA G1200 MegaTank Printer with extra Black Ink - $169.99 ($130 off)

I am after a new printer, and as we all know, the price of replacement cartridges are often more expensive than the cost of the printer itself. Whilst this is not the cheapest printer, it's the lowest price i found for a supertank printer and should mean lower running costs during the lifetime.
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Seems a good printer but no WiFi means no sales for me. I'm presently looking for a new printer also but for me, WiFi is a must. I had this feature on my Canon MG5320 that is 9 years old so for a printer today to not come with this is mind boggling.
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Not just wifi.. It doesn't have any networking whatsoever.
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If it’s hooked up to a PC, it cannot be found on a network?
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gmark2000 wrote: If it’s hooked up to a PC, it cannot be found on a network?
It could, but the PC has to be set up to share the printer and the PC has to be turned on to print through it, of course.
One possible remedy is to buy a stand alone print server, cost about $35 for a wired one or more than $100 for wireless.
Or buy a printer with a built it network print server and then buy a Continuous Ink System for it, if you don't want to keep buying cartridges.
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Leyogi wrote: Seems a good printer but no WiFi means no sales for me. I'm presently looking for a new printer also but for me, WiFi is a must. I had this feature on my Canon MG5320 that is 9 years old so for a printer today to not come with this is mind boggling.
So true. I'd get it at this price if Wi-Fi was there.
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Does Canon or anyone make a megatank printer that "does" have Wi-Fi ?
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slomoo wrote: One possible remedy is to buy a stand alone print server, cost about $35 for a wired one or more than $100 for wireless.
I mean... I'm not sure how some people use their printers or set up their networks, but most people already have a wireless network.
To me it'd be silly to set something up with Wifi for more money when you can just wire it in and utilize existing wifi.

Then again... a Pi is cheap and some models have wifi.
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got g3200 from amazon for $229.. much better deal with Wifi and copy function
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death_hawk wrote: Then again... a Pi is cheap and some models have wifi.
Setting up a wireless Pi as a print server connected to the printer's USB port maybe the cheapest option. I have no experience with it though.
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tabishz wrote: got g3200 from amazon for $229.. much better deal with Wifi and copy function
This one was tempting me but from the reviews that I've seen, it seems that the WiFi is a hit and miss and that some people could not even set it up to work so I'm still on the fence about it. My MG5320 has given me so many years of good printing so this is why I am tempted in buying another Canon. I have gone through over 75 cheap eBay ink cartridges over the 9 years that I have owned it and never had a single problem with these.
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slomoo wrote: Setting up a wireless Pi as a print server connected to the printer's USB port maybe the cheapest option. I have no experience with it though.
Obviously it's not for everyone since some people have troubles setting up a printer natively, but if you're even remotely technically inclined you can load up Raspbian fairly easily and install CUPS.

Source: A lot of my label printers are set up like this.
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It is worth checking that if your router already supports USB printers.

Apple airports did and my old rogers modem/router did too
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Shaq encourages you to buy this printer!

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