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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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    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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    Thanks folks, for your views and suggestions. Will get the MFC-L2713DW , which carries 48 months warranty as suggested by wratterus.

    One final question: when replacing the toner, do I need to replace the drum as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bk T View Post
    Thanks folks, for your views and suggestions. Will get the MFC-L2713DW , which carries 48 months warranty as suggested by wratterus.

    One final question: when replacing the toner, do I need to replace the drum as well?
    No, only need to replace the drum if it gets damaged or once wears out.

    The drum is rated at 12,000 pages, the toners depending on which ones are either 1200 or 3000 pages, or 24 reams of paper.

    These are only rough figures on life span.
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