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Old 07-26-2016, 05:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Lasers will save money in the long run. I'm two years into my Canon LBP model and only changed cartridges once.
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:51 PM
 
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Saw this today

Canon PIXMA MG2520 Inkjet All-In-One Printer - Slickdeals.net
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Old 07-27-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Brother
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Just be aware that this model doesn't have wifi.
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:16 PM
 
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A note on used office grade laserjets: companies lease their tech, often on 4 year cycles, judging from when things get replaced at several different jobs. The used gear usually goes on ebay, with pretty good deals, especially for tech built to last. I've purchased two printers and a professional grade photo monitor this way with great results.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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Just be aware that this model doesn't have wifi.
Nice catch
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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$50

Brother Wireless Color Inkjet All In One Printer Copier Scanner Fax MFC J480DW by Office Depot & OfficeMax
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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Note on ink costs: The cheapest printers will invariably have a BW cartridge and a color cartrdge. When one color is used up, you get a new cartridge, which means throwing out the remaining ink for the other two colors. Slightly up the price scale, you find printers with a cartridge for each color. Cheaper in the long run.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm probably the worlds worst at researching something to death, then buying it and hating it. When the hate sets in, the whatever is gone. I've had lots of printers, several HPs, Canon, Dell, Okidata, Brother, and the one I'm absolutely happy with is a Brother 2280W laser printer, copier, fax, and scanner. NO, it isn't color and frankly, I've not missed color capability. The HPs are a lot like the Canon crap, the ink is water based. The cartridges dry out regardless if you use them or not. I replaced cartridges in the Pixma I had twice and not one cartridge had ever printed the first piece of paper- the cartridges were dry. Unless you use a printer a lot, none of the color printers are worth the cost. Get a decent laser and then sit back and relax. There's nothing to dry out and I get about 1500 copies out of a laser cartridge. Copies and print is razor sharp and considering I'm not having to replace color cartridges every month and half at the cost of 60 bucks, it's FAR cheaper to own and use. Love my Brother 2280W and if black only will work for you, here's yer printer.
https://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL228.../dp/B004QM8J8S
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:38 AM
 
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Thanks Everybody for more recommendations, input, and advice. I greatly appreciate Everyone coming to my aid. With the wealth of information that you all have provided to me, I have a lot of homework to do before I buy my next non-Epson printer. However until I can afford to get a laser printer, I have to stick to my $90 printer budget.

Thanks a MILLION to each and every one of you for your help!
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