June 12, 2018 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #1538178
I’m trying to help out somebody buy a new home printer. Printing needs are pretty minimal, basic, for someone who is not exactly tech-savvy, but would like an all-in-one color printer, copier, scanner. There is no need for mobile printing, as all printing will be done from a laptop that sits in one place, even wireless is really not needed. All the reviews I have read online describe the wonderful features of mobile printing, instant ink programs, high quality photo printing, etc. None of that is really necessary in this case, and I am getting the feeling that “more” will turn out to be “less”. What is really needed is an “old-fashioned” basic inkjet printer that can print out nice pictures (plain paper) that is affordable, both in terms or purchase price (under $100) and ink replacement. Any suggestions? I’ve seen a couple of cheap simple Cannons, could that work in this case?January 31, 2019 11:23 am at 11:23 am #1671620
The Canon PIXMA MG2522 Color Ink-jet – Multifunction printer is on sale at Best Buy for $30.
I don’t know ink prices, but you should check aftermarket brands (e.g. LD).January 31, 2019 11:55 am at 11:55 am #1671630Yserbius123Participant
DO NOT LISTEN TO @DaasYochid. Any printer (and I emphasis any) that costs under $100 is simply not worth it. Those are ink-based printers whose cartridges only last 100 or so pages and cost about $50. You’re not buying a printer, you’re signing up to a subscription service for printer ink.
Get a laser, preferably Brother, and expect to spend at least $200 up front. $300 if you want the all-in-one.January 31, 2019 11:55 am at 11:55 am #1671629JosephParticipant
that is affordable, both in terms or purchase price (under $100) and ink replacement.
That is usually the trade-off. An inexpensive printer will have higher ink costs, whereas a higher costing printer will often have lower ink costs. This isn’t always the case but it is often the rule.
You could take DY’s advice and get grey market ink. That’ll save a bundle but you need to be sure you aren’t getting ink that’ll ruin the printer.
(Didn’t you post a few minutes ago that starting a thread isn’t your thing?January 31, 2019 4:40 pm at 4:40 pm #1671801
Note that I posted this back in June. I think it was the last thread that I started. Note that it did not get any responses for more than 7 months, and by now the info is no longer relevant. Which could explain why I don’t start threads very often…January 31, 2019 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #1672102Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Best to shop on Amazon. U can compare and read reviews.
Although there are some fake reviews,u can usually tell them apart.
Also if u subscribe to Dan’s deals u can really cash in wellFebruary 1, 2019 7:27 am at 7:27 am #1672285
@ Joseph, grey market ink.
But they’re not as good.
( oops… you used Daas Yochid’s italic style of quoting others, you use regular quote marks.. Be more careful)February 1, 2019 7:27 am at 7:27 am #1672286YanklParticipant
Just bought myself an HP ENVY 4527, all in one, ever so happy, priced at $50,
I till now had the BROTHER big mama printer, I wasn’t happy with it,February 1, 2019 9:04 am at 9:04 am #1672313JosephParticipant
ZG: I thought everyone knew by now that me and DY are one and the same.February 1, 2019 10:11 am at 10:11 am #1672379
🤣😂February 1, 2019 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #1672409
Joseph, why are you giving away our secret?February 1, 2019 1:05 pm at 1:05 pm #1672410
(Didn’t you post a few minutes ago that starting a thread isn’t your thing?
That’s what made me bump it. 😁February 1, 2019 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #1672452
Say guys, whadda think of this idea?
We book a Pesach gig in one of the hotels, we’ll put on skits for the guests and we get ourselves a free week with family. I’ll be your manager. We ‘ll come up with something between the 3 of us, I’m sure. Word on the street is people are getting tired of the same ‘ole boring entertainment.
Let’s not be batlonim, but we gotta work quick.February 1, 2019 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm #1672471
We ‘ll come up with something between the 3 of us
2February 1, 2019 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #1672476
They’re out there but the hardest part will be to make up your mind after reading the features and the reviews.
Try B & H. You can call and have a sales rep talk to you direct, and they ship.February 1, 2019 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1672492Little FroggieParticipant
First of all I don’t think you need a printer to post here in the CR. So even if you didn’t’ have a printer, you still could have been posting away…
And now, second point… we were doing all that research… which is the best printer… I takes a long time to decide… There are thousands of models to look at, investigate, probe, ponder… I don’t think seven months is enough,,,,
..back to work… model xxppxxjjxx443366, paper intake unit…February 1, 2019 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #1672512👑RebYidd23Participant
A frum household needs an expensive printer, because after the first two weeks of use, a cheap one only works if you kick it and curse at it.February 3, 2019 2:24 am at 2:24 am #1672695
Froggie, I was asking advice for someone else wanting to buy a printer. Thanks for taking the research so seriously though, how much more time do you need? By then, the printer the people bought will probably have broken, and they’ll be needing to buy a new one.
Daas, thanks for bumping the thread- you actually generated responses! So how about, whenever I feel the need to start a thread, you just bump it right away. Or better yet, just start it for me. After all, I’m just a silly old bear with a complex…February 3, 2019 9:09 am at 9:09 am #1672777
Or better yet, just start it for me. After all, I’m just a silly old bear with a complex…
I’ll give it a shot.February 3, 2019 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm #1672962
Thanks Daas for adopting a bear.
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