Looking for advice for budget photo printer

Hi and Merry Christmas, I have accumulated a lot of photo's on my cell phone, mainly 6x4" and my parents cant get their head around the idea of a picture frame, I was wondering if someone can please advise a good robust printer able to print in bulk cost effective with materials and able to be sourced and supported in New Zealand.    Looking to pay < NZD200.00 if that's doable.  I look forward to your reply.
Andreas HagenAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The cost of the consumables (ink and paper) will outweigh any printer cost. On a cost/print any of the Epson Ecotank but the initial cost is more than your price range.  The Canon Pixma series or lower end Epson printers will do the job at a much higher cost/print.  It might be cheaper to just go to a photography store / major retailer and have them printed there.  I've seen deals of less than $0.02 for a 5"x 6" which is far less than your printing costs will be. In the US Walmart does it for $0.99 1-100 prints.

If you have the time then Amazon has several print services that are very reasonable.
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hdhondtCommented:
Amen to that, David.

Get the photos commercially printed. The end result will be better quality at a far lower price. A typical 4" x 6" inkjet print will cost the better part of $1 (in Australia), including ink and special photo paper. Commercial printing is typically less than 10 cents here, less for large quantities. Try Officeworks or Harvey Norman; I have used both in Oz.
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BillDLCommented:
I agree with David.  Printer ink is price-rigged by manufacturers and is an absolute rip-off, even compatible cartridges and aftermarket refill ink.  I'm a bit of a technophobe, but found the process to be very easy using a USB Flash Drive containing some old photo files and a kiosk at the supermarket.  It leads you through the process of viewing and selecting thumbnails, choosing the photo paper size and quantities, and touching "print".  It was cheaper than it would have been had I used my own printer ink and 6 x 4 pre-cut paper.  The more you print the less you pay per print at those kiosks.
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Andreas HagenAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your advice
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