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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Sheesh!!

    Why not just take a photograph with your cell phone and then file the photos on your PC?

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    I've used Canon for years and wouldn't bother changing.

    THESE work great for my needs
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    A few years ago I got frustrated with my Epsom inkjet always being out of ink when I wanted to use it. I maybe print 1 or 2 pages in a typical month at most and the ink was just disappearing in between times.

    So I bought a brother multifunction mono laser with an ethernet connection. Cost something like $300 and is still on it's original toner and hasn't got through the half ream of paper I put in it. It's at least 3 years old, probably more. Wakes up and prints whnever I need it to. Point being for occasional use laser is king. And if the toner is too expensive or hard to find when I eventually need some, I'll just replace the whole printer.

    By comparison my inkjet is a colour photo printer I bought because it can print on printable disks (used to burn a lot, don't any more). It takes 6 cartridges (or 6 + 1 not sure now) that were up to $28 each when I stopped using it. I was buying cheap knock offs at about $10 most of the time but they did dry up even faster than the proper ones. And why the actual !@#$ do you need all the colour cartridges to have ink in them to print a black and white page?

    I do sometimes regret getting a multifunction, it's large and bulky and I rarely use the scanner, plus I have access to a better one at work. But every now and again it does come in handy.
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    you wont need a scanner untill a you get rid of it, then one day you'll have a urgent need for it .
    Modern cheap print/scan machines can be quite small .

    You could buy a cheap laser , and keep your old printer just for scanning , bring it out when you need to scan.

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    Recommend Brother - I would go a step up from the one you linked to though and get the MFC-L2713DW. Document feeder and cheaper per page to run.

    I disagree with the comments saying scanners are old school - I use mine more than I ever have and wouldn't own a printer now without an ADF.
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    I have a flat bed scanner but seldom use it now as Office Lens from MS on my android phone to scan documents works fantastically for most scan jobs.

    For printing we have a Brother HL-3150CDN networked colour laser would never go back to inkjet now
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    you wont need a scanner untill a you get rid of it, then one day you'll have a urgent need for it .
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    I never had multifunctions...for years and years.

    Then, just because it was the one with the best pages per cost, I did.
    And it has been handy. Making copies, not just scanning.
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    Default Re: Printer recommendations

    Here is something you would love to check out https://www.fabcartridges.co.nz/prod...egory/printer/

    You may opt for any printer within your budget.

    But in my opinion, you should go for either HP or Brother.

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