Looking to replace a next to useless HP Colour Printer with a B/W Printer, I don't need colour however I do need to scan. Am thinking either Epson or Canon, advice gratefully received.
I have to agree with the laser printer suggestion. I've got a black and white laser printer made by Samsung which I have had for years (somewhere between 15 and 20 at a guess) which I only use to print a few pages a month. I have replaced the toner cartridge I think only twice, most recently just last year.Depends on budget for an MFD....how often will you be using? if infrequent printing then an inkjet is probably not worth it - although cheaper you can end up spending more on ink as they dry out really quickly if not usd for a while. What sort of volumes for scanning? If it's jusst a couple of pages then a flatbed would be fine, but if you are talking multiple pages then an auto sheet feeder is a huge time saver.
Colour laserjet aren't as expensive these days. Do you need wi-fi conectivity, or just usb connection? Will you be the only user?
Canon iSensys series have had excellent reviews. I just bought one of those a few weeks back.
Agreed - I had an Epson Inkjet/scanner for about 15 years, but over the last 5-6 years or so printing a lot less than just the odd page here and there (usually a return label or somesuch stuff). EVERY BLOODY TIME I would have to replace the cartridges after two or three pages as they had dried up. Nothing wrong with the printer, just didn't use it often enough. Glad I've got the laser now.I have to agree with the laser printer suggestion. I've got a black and white laser printer made by Samsung which I have had for years (somewhere between 15 and 20 at a guess) which I only use to print a few pages a month. I have replaced the toner cartridge I think only twice, most recently just last year.
I am much happier with this than I was with ink jets. Although an ink jet was cheaper to buy, cartridges were expensive as they tended to dry out and clog up even if not used much. I was even keeping the ink cartridges in plastic bags when not in use to help make them last longer, and even that had its limits.
Consumer grade ink jet printers are typically sold at break even or even at a loss because the printer company knows that the real money is in selling you replacement ink cartridges.
This isn't a problem with a laser printer as the toner is just a powder anyway and so won't dry out. A single cartridge can last for years if you don't print much. Generally the replacement toner cartridges will have several times as much toner in them as the originals that came with the printer.
So, a black and white laser printer can cost more to buy than an ink jet printer, but you make that back fairly quickly on savings in ink / toner even if you don't print very much.
I've read somewhere that my Samsung laser printer was actually made by Brother, but I can't confirm that. If my current printer dies then if I couldn't get another Samsung then my second choice would be Brother, based on what I've read about them.
Fed up buying cartridges so I bought an ecotank printer. Has small tanks you fill up with a big bottle. Quite a few around, I bought 2nd hand so cheaper. Has worked out really well for me, doesn't dry out quickly either.
If you have some sort of photo-reproduction printer that needs special paper then I can't help you there. But for bog standard printing of letters and the likeWhat paper do you use with a laser printer