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Suggest me a printer

by MichealHarris / February 16, 2014 7:33 PM PST

pretty please Happy

Should I go for a laser printer or an ink-jet? What's better - wireless or non-wireless? Hp or Epson? Or maybe Canon? Or Samsung? .....

Anyway, I need it for my office. It needs to be set up for the four of us to use and we print quite a lot during the day.

I would like it to be easy-maintenance and durable.

Now, acording to this website, the answer to my question is Epson wireless printer, but I would very much appreciate if someone would assure me that I won't make a mistake with it. I could use some a bit more specific info about it, before I go and spens cash Happy


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Be honest. A 90 buck DURABLE PRINTER?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2014 8:28 PM PST
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I have a few bridges for sale. If these last a year or two that is a fine VALUE solution.

The problem with color printing is the cost. And why I would get a black/white printer. If they need color, estimate the printing cost at ONE DOLLAR PER PAGE to cover all the costs from printer, ink, paper and fiddling.

Get the wireless WorkForce and accept that for 90 dollars what it is and plan for yearly replacement. If it lasts longer, great!

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How long will it last?
by Willy / February 19, 2014 9:24 PM PST
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4-users, then get a wireless, even if not used it will be there. Next, I suggest you look at Canon for cost per page use and supplies are decent and best all around and has some robustness build into it.

Now, forget all that and checkout Konica brand. They have what I like to call, " didn't know it could do that" option or basically its a darn good printer. It costs more to run and buy but the result is you have a well-oiled machine ready for about anything, visit the maker website. Okidata is a brute of a printer and you may find it in just about any labor intensive operation like a shop/store or remote location, visit maker website, enuff said. Next!

tada -----Willy Happy

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You might look at the HP laserjet M451
by Steven Haninger / February 20, 2014 12:18 AM PST
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Depending on whether or not you need auto-duplex, you find these from about $300-$350. These do color if you need that. I'd say the price is right for small workgroups such as you seem to have. We just put two of these in a school to replace some aging 36/3700 series HPs with lots of years on them and many reams of paper passing through. If heft is any sign of ruggedness, you'll find these to be sturdy. Your grandmother won't carry it out of the store. Good luck .

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by Chooopy / April 23, 2014 9:23 PM PDT
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Have just installed an Epson wireless printer. I installed the drivers, etc. from the printer CD on the MAC side. Works great!

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