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Inkjet or something else?

Inkjet or something else?

Inkjet or something else?

I've been reading this forum lately and it's really great with lots of information and tips.
Hope you can answer my question you guys! :D

I'm looking to buy a printer and I'm a little confused.
I will not print much - about 10-30 pages a month. I want to buy a 3in1 device so I can scan also.

My choice is Canon MP520. It has a lot of ink offers around the Internet and the reviews are quite good.
I want excellent text printing and good quality photos (occasionally).

I'm worried that the inkjet printer might get clogged. I can buy a cheap laser printer but will I get the quality (the scanners on them are 600x1200dpi and printing is also limited to 600x600 or 600x1200dpi)?

I hear different opinions about ink refills. Is it true that using not original Canon inks will damage my printer? In what way? There are companies like IncTek which say their inks are with high "quality"? Can I damage my printer by using these inks?

It's really important for me to choose the right printer cause I'm not gonna buy another one any time soon.
I thought about laser printer and a good scanner but it costs more for me that way?

Soo can you give me some advice and sorry for the long post!? :P

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