03-16-2012 02:30 PM
03-16-2012 07:15 PM
Think about how many pages you plan to print. I purchased an Epson multi-function ink printer. After a dozen pages, I was kinda surprised how quickly I was draining my black cartridge. Instead of buying a second cartridge, I decided to scoop up a laser for about the price of a few catridges. Since then, I noticed color laser printers have gotten cheap as well.
Finally do you have a laptop? Seriously consider a wifi-printer. The convenience is worth the premium.
Also do you have an iPad or iPhone? Look for printers with "AirPrint" features.
Some printers to consider....
- A Canon laser all in one...
- Epson ink-jet all in one...
- A great affordable wireless laser for under $80 if you find your black cartridge goes too quickly.
03-16-2012 07:19 PM
Duplex - Double your print output and halve your paper costs. The Eco Mode features a one touch Eco Button, which conveniently serves as your default setting once activated, and reduces paper consumption with Duplex printing, 2 or 4-up printing and a toner save setting.
03-16-2012 08:13 PM
Are we talking about laser printers or inkjets?
I own a Canon all-in-one laser printer and am very happy with it. Previously I had an HP4S laser which was built like a tank. I love that printer and it lasted me many many years.
Alas, it fell ill to the out-of-date driver syndrome. That, and also I wanted an all-in-one.
Currently my Canon works fine and I use it regularly every day. The original toner cartridge lasts about 2-3 yrs depending on your usage, but I expect a new cartridge to last longer than that.
I really like the top feeder too. I scan many documents so it is very handy.
I would recommend laser over inkjet -- unless you are doing a kid's science project or something like that.
03-17-2012 08:56 AM - edited 03-17-2012 09:08 AM
I think the OP was looking at ink-jet.... however, I wanted to also consider laser when the cost of consumables becomes a concern.
I can't believe how cheap printers are today compared to 30 years ago.
Anyone getting one of these?