Uses.. we have one dd in high school, a son who is 9 who will need to print things soon, and a husband who is in school and has been printing at school because our printer stinks.
We had a Kodak printer. Ink was reasonable but seemed to run out quickly. Then it started printing with lines in the page. Now it consistently tells us there is no color cartridge. We called Kodak and they replaced the ink. Umm.. no, we tried that, TWICE. So we have 3 perfectly good color ink cartridges, and can't print.
Wireless would be nice but not necessary.
All we really want is decent print quality, a copier and scanner, and ink or toner that won't be stupidly expensive.
Granted I print and copy a lot due to work/invoices and SI.
There are 5 toner cartridges and they all run out at the same time...YAY! They cost $181.00 per replacement (for all 5) and usually last an average of 8 months.
Our invoices always look beautiful...it's an excellent printer I can't remember off hand what we paid for it, but I can look it up and let you know. We purchased it in 2011 and never have had a problem
"I'm happily indifferent to the ones who have consistently been wrong" ~kd lang~
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"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks
We also have an HP scanner/printer/emailer etc. Silly me thought I'd use it only occasionally as I use the cheaper black print most of the time...but if you don't use the ink too often it dries up. So sometimes I do colour even when I don't really need to.
The 5000 series also does automatic dual-sided printing.
These are monochrome printers. If you need color, Xerox Phasers can print color pretty cheaply, although the electricity bill is a little higher than with other color printers.
Ink lasts a decent about of time and doesn't cost too much.
Never had an issue with it as a printer/copier. But I could never figure out the scan feature.
The printer itself is kind of pricey, but, it used the ink we wanted. The ink is fairly cheap. Like, $10/cartridge for black. Maybe $20 for color? I don't know, we haven't had to buy color in quite awhile. I home school the kids, so I do a lot of printing for their worksheets. Also, I'm in school and print a lot and H has to print a lot of stuff for work. We're pretty happy with the speed it goes through ink.
Also, we had to combine the office/bedroom and we wanted something that didn't look huge and office-y. This was perfect and kind of disappears.
It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end
Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.