Printer choices

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Maxington, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Maxington macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    Currently I use a Dell laser printer at home, but it's time to replace the ink cartridge so I feel I should consider other options.

    I have been using laser printers because I appreciate the durability and ability to print a large number of pages etc with out replacing the ink constantly (most for MBA classes etc, and work).

    My question is are there other printers that work and print like a laser printer or do other find ink jet adequate?

    What are your suggestions for a home printer (now done with classes so I won't need to print as much)?
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

    Bye Bye Baby

    Sep 15, 2004
    i(am in the)cloud
    Printing is all about content.

    If you want images and photos then you need an inkjet. If you want text then a laser.

    I have both. Since my printing needs are both.

    Another thing to consider is the total cost of printing. Some printers are good value out of the box but when you factor in printing costs they are hugely expensive.

    I like HP inkjet printers as their total costs to output quality has been consistent. I like Xerox for laser printers for the same reason. Both play quite nicely with 10.6.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I've stuck with Brother Laser printers for the past 7 years, but I almost only print text. The cost of printing photos at Wal-Mart off an SD or CF card has come down to the point where it's not worth it to me to own an inkjet.
  4. Maxington thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2007
    Oshkosh, WI
    Any good suggestions for color laser or ink jet?
  5. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2009
    Boston Mass.
    i have the canon pixma mp560 for a home printer and its nice and quiet and does a good job its a ink jet printer
  6. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
    I have an old Epson inkjet printer and the ink prices were killing me 6 separate cartridges at $20 a piece. They only lasted me a month at most with not that much printing. I went on ebay and looked at a CISS (continuous ink supply system) for $50 and haven't added any ink for a year and officially the best thing i have ever bought.

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