@TheGreatNico we sacrifice the trees to the great lord, Satoner. Glory be printed unto him. Our bodies are merely his vessel, cartridges, if you will, to bring an end to the CO2 emitting enemy trees. He will bring us out of the dot matrix.
Brother laser printer, mainly for work. I deal with many-paged proposals and RFPs (200+ pages sometime) and you just can’t review those coherently on any screen. And I produce reports and proposals of equivalent size, and it’s surprising how receptive people are when you can hand them a printed version, point them to the relevant sections, and avoid having to say, “as I said in the email …”
I have one because my one and only IRK gave me one. I got the HP instant ink thing. It’s kind of cool. Plus I moved and I don’t have a staples near by to print out my stuff so I actually need it now occasionally.
@kalma for HP Instant Ink.
It is a joy to have that new cartridge sitting on a shelf when your printer runs out at 10pm on a Sunday night and OfficeMax/Staples, Sams/Costco, BestBuy/Microcenter are all closed.
ProTip: You can buy discounted Instank Ink prepay cards at Costco to save even more.
I have a Dell color LED printer, which I wish my daughter hadn’t figured out how to use from her school iPad, but its biggest task recently was printing off 1200 sheets of cardstock to make door hangers for girl scout cookie season. Despite covid, we managed to sell a few hundred more packages than last year and in slightly less time, so thanks little guy for printing all that cardstock (once I figured out how to turn up your fuser temp, anyway!)
A Brother wireless laser and an Epson EcoTank. Love the EcoTank as it uses large reservoirs of ink that last forever. I fill them once every couple of years and the ink is super cheap. I never hesitate to print in color like I used to.
I own two!
An old HP all in one that won’t feed the paper properly so I have to coax it to take one sheet at a time. I only use black ink since I print work orders and invoices for business.
I have a new HP all in one still in the box because I just replaced the ink cartridge in the other one and I’m refuse to throw it away!!!
Also have a portable scanner which I use most of the time. The HP is only for things that won’t go through that.
@sanspoint Is it an HP laser-that is the only type I will ever buy and use. The x cartridges now last for 9,000 pages and for some reason you can get new unopened ones on ebay for 2/3 the cost of Staples so the cost per copy is extremely low. And since most of the moving parts are in the cartridge, the printers last forever since every time you replace the cartridge it is like getting a new printer.
@sohmageek Um… you know that there are FREE FAX sites on the internet that you can use - FOR FREE? And you don’t need to pay for that old-fashioned land-line anymore! Think of all the money you’d save just by cancelling that landline! Probably enough to justify the purchase of the neat-looking printer!
Yep, two. An HP printer scanner combo that is mostly used for scan-to-email functionality but does do some prints. Then a cheap Canon using cheap third party inks that gets used all the time. School stuff for the kids, Amazon label returns, etc. We could not get by without a printer.
I’m embarrassed to say this - but I use my color laser printer to print my New York Times Crossword puzzles - and sudokus. I know I can do them online - but there’s just something about holding a pencil and actually “pencilling in” answers to the puzzles I’m at that “old school” age…
@c00leen I have to use the Apple Pencil with my iPad to fill out my nonogram puzzles, and if I didn’t have that, I’d probably print them out, because I just can’t get used to the feeling of finger-tapping them.
I print stuff. I had to print out my covid vaccine appointment info and insurance card yesterday. The day before I printed the registration for my sons summer camp so I could sign it. The day before that I printed out some stencils of a dove and cross for his 1st communion banner. The day before that I printed a few medication instructions for my mom because paper is easier than looking at her phone and she can check it off.
I have a wireless brother laser printer that sits upstairs and it’s super easy to just send whatever to it.
Brother MFC-7420. That I am pretty sure I bought refurbished for a good price, and I want to say it was 2004 but maybe a little later. For college cause I bought a “nice reliable” epson ink jet when I built my first computer that was a constant pain and dumped ink and just no. It’s still on it’s original drum and toner cartridge. I think I even sent a fax last year. The fact that ancient systems still force you to do faxes. Well that’s a different issue.
Yes. How else would I print return labels for Amazon & eBay?
I have a Brother b&w…which reminds me – I better buy some toner online or I’ll have to leave the house.
(I bought a color inkjet just for photos a couple years ago but never unboxed it.)
I also use scanners a LOT … both my old flat-bed and the multifunction one on the Brother.
Yes. I have a 1992 HP laser printer that is still functioning (although the paper tray is broken so I have to prop it up with books since it won’t stay glued together). Fortunately they still sell the toner. I got it when it was already old - 2007 when the department was throwing it out due to the broken paper tray. Before that I had an early apple printer and before that a dot matrix. A friend gave me her old jet ink with a scanner and fax. It is kind of big and I mostly use only the scanner. Ink costs more than toner and I don’t like that the ink runs.
We currently have an HP inkjet, with the “instant ink” $5 a month 100 prints option. Went through multiple printers before, with living in low humidity environment, I think the ink may dry in the cartridge faster, especially with low volume printing. Between that and maybe dust clogging the heads, seemed like we weren’t getting close to the number of prints we should. Now: $5 a month, and they ship ink before it runs out, have had it over a year, haven’t had to run print head cleaning or anything so far.