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Posted: 11/25/2014 6:23:03 PM EDT
My home printer/scanner/copier is broke and I need something reasonable. Suggestions?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 6:36:29 PM EDT
I recently bought an Epson WF 2540, ( about 3 months ago) printing it works fine, I don't use it for wireless printing but it is an option. I have not used it to scan since I have a dedicated scanner as well.

I used to use a laser printer but I just don't print enough stuff to justify a new laser printer. I also think the Epson is about $10-$15 cheaper now than when I bought mine.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 7:53:33 PM EDT
Thanks, I'll check out the Epsons.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 7:56:58 PM EDT
consider Brother, relatively inexpensive and bulletproof
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 7:58:02 PM EDT
This place is filled with printer repairmen, just get one to fix it. I can't right now. I'm watching SpongeBob.

Jim
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:00:28 PM EDT
Whatever you look at, consider the cartridge replacement cost.

Some cheaper printers have cartridges that cost nearly as much as the printer did new.

People get a real shock when they buy a $100.00 printer and replacement cartridges cost $97.00.



Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:02:41 PM EDT
Staples is running a deal on an HP office jet these couple weeks. Half off, I think

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Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:04:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Whatever you look at, consider the cartridge replacement cost.

Some cheaper printers have cartridges that cost nearly as much as the printer did new.

People get a real shock when they buy a $100.00 printer and replacement cartridges cost $97.00.

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I don't print much. So on the last 4 ink jets I had every time I went to do the 2nd print job my cartridges would be all dried up.

I got a Konica Minolta "magicolor 1600 W" laser printer for around $120 IIRC. I'm still running off the starter toner carts. A new cart will cost $75 (x4, it's a color printer) to replace. The can be replaced singly.

If I'd had the extra cash the WiFi version of the printer is $200.

Seriously, it's worth ever penny to go laser instead of ink jet.

ETA the model number. Model in quotes because it's all lower case.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:06:55 PM EDT
If you're OK with refurb, check out the Dell Outlet website.

Warranty same as new and better prices. My Dell laser printer has been bullet proof. Had it for 7 years now. I don't run it real hard, but it has paid for itself a few times.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:07:04 PM EDT
Just got an Epson WF-4630 a month ago from Staples

$180 sale price
$50 trade in
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$130

Couldn't be happier. Fast, wireless printing
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:07:38 PM EDT
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A. Repair the old one
B. Win a used one with a bad toner cartridge
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:10:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By losscolinas:
consider Brother, relatively inexpensive and bulletproof
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NOT their 9340 laser, it's a POS, I'm on the 3rd one in less than a year, it's crappin out now as well

My advice buy the CHEAPEST one you can buy,
throw it away whe the ink runs out , ( a new cartridge will be within $15.00 , or more, of what you paid for the COMPLETE printer)
start over.

Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:28:22 PM EDT
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As soon as Sponge Bob is over one of us can probably fix your old one.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:30:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:33:07 PM EDT
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Brother.

I run an entire law office around an MFC-8910DW with the extra paper feed tray underneath. Duplex scanning, etc., etc.

They make a color version if that's your thing. Great performance and just reliable as can be.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 8:36:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By losscolinas:
consider Brother, relatively inexpensive and bulletproof
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This. Laser jet for the win. Don't buy the cheapest.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:41:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By WildBoar:
As soon as Sponge Bob is over one of us can probably fix your old one.
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Well, the Epson NX400 is eating paper. I've reset or zeroed out the settings and nothing works. Still shredding paper. We changed the settings last week to print with heavier paper (card stock), but I've since changed it back and it worked well for a few days. I think my wife may have pulled some paper out the wrong direction when she was frustrated with the card stock (before I changed the settings) and this may have damaged something mechanical. Just a hunch.

Our other printer, A HP PSC1350, will not print, do a cartridge alignment or test sheet. Nothing. We haven't used this printer since getting a new computer and moving from Windows ME to Windows 8, so I think there may be a compatibility issue. I read something while digging through troubleshooting threads on computer sites about HP not supporting this printer any longer and that Windows 7 would not work with his.

So at this point I give up.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:46:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TontoGoldstein:


This. Laser jet for the win. Don't buy the cheapest.
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Originally Posted By losscolinas:
consider Brother, relatively inexpensive and bulletproof


This. Laser jet for the win. Don't buy the cheapest.


The "consumer activist" on one of our local news stations rated the Brother very high. They also mentioned (as have others in this thread) to pay attention to ink usage and cost.

Are the laser printers really worth it? Which model specifically and best place to buy?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:57:27 PM EDT
amazon or Costco. I get the 7xxxcdw series for our execs at Costco. they turn around and buy the same models for home use.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:02:20 PM EDT
Brother was what I bought last time. Laser, all in one, wireless shit from Staples.

HP will never see a dime from me again.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:08:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By losscolinas:
amazon or Costco. I get the 7xxxcdw series for our execs at Costco. they turn around and buy the same models for home use.
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Is that a color printer?
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:38:17 PM EDT
yes, 4 cartridges
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 10:44:50 PM EDT
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Thanks! I'm not seeing it on the Costco web page though. I'm not seeing a 7xxxcdw. Maybe they no longer carry that model.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:00:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:32:48 PM EDT
I just bought an HP 8610 from Best Buy for $129. So far a nice printer and it qualifies for their Instant Ink program....I think that will save money but we will see over time.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:36:43 PM EDT
Brother multifunction lasers have served me well.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:42:13 PM EDT
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Get a laser printer.


Inkjets are for suckers.

Link Posted: 11/25/2014 11:49:25 PM EDT
If you're ok with refurb and big, get an old HP. I've got a Laserjet 4 plugged into my wireless router. My toner carts last 10k pages and the last one was under $30 for an OEM cartridge through one or another amazon seller. The print quality is impeccable, I did my wedding invites on it six years ago.

The old HPs are made to be rebuilt and have service manuals available that assume only moderate intelligence and skill.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:11:12 AM EDT
They all screw everyone on toner/ ink. with some of the brothers(you can search the interwebs),with a series of ctl panel entries,- you may get up to 40% extra toner use after the replacement light comes on
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:19:27 AM EDT
I hate HP's inkjet printers. They are cheap crap with huge software installs. We like our canon all in one.
It works every time, wireless even. Never an issue with it in 2 years. Brother is good too.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:25:19 AM EDT
After our last HP went belly up in less than 2 years, I will never buy another HP. Went back to brother. Also have a canon inkjet that was cheap but works well. Ink is about 18/cartridge for the brother.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:28:26 AM EDT
I beat the shit out of all my stuff, including electronics.

I've been through multiple printers.

My wireless epson has survived 3 moves and my general abuse. Before this printer, I assumed that all printer, no mater the price, were garbage. This printer proved me wrong. Epson makes good shit.

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:29:33 AM EDT
I would get a Brother. I just got one about 2 months ago off amazon and it has been great. Amazon should have some good deals on one coming up...
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:35:18 AM EDT
I'm a firm believer in Samsung stuff.

Printers on sale here.

Laser multifunction $99
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