Multifunction printer


#1

Hi Community!

While waiting for ordering the V :slight_smile:, I am looking for a suitable multifuntion printer for my Home Office.
I do not need the printer so often, printing approx. 50 pages per month, sporadic scan and copy.

As far as I know, laser printers are better for less frequent users, as there is no toner drying out.

Also, color prints should be possible.

Can someone recommend a good model? :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance!


#2

HP M277dw. I use it and it works really well - never had an issue with the printer ever. Color laser prints come out very well.

If you were interested then make sure to buy a new model, the very early ones had a scanning hardware flaw in them.


#3

I am using the Dell C3765DNF at my Office. It works great for me. And there are cheap aftermarket toners for it.


#4

1 recommendation: lazer printer


#5

Any HP or Epson that suits your Price and needs.

My best friend is a printer technician.

He won’t use any other than the two.


#6

I have that printer as well, but beware that new ink is about 80-120 EUR per cartridge, and you need all 4 for it to function… So far, I have not managed to find cheap third party ones, and only the official HP ones work


#7

In my experience if you are printing 50 ish pages a month, inkjet wouldn’t dry out. I think for the average person, 50 pages is actually quite a bit of usage. I have a Canon inkjet I sometimes go over a month between prints and it’s never dried up


#8

Check replacement ink cartridge prices. Sometimes the ink cost more than the printers, as it did for my Canon Photo 17" wireless printer. I use a Brother wireless laser for everyday printing, but I print a lot. I have no complaint about either brand except that the Canon ink costs a lot, and third party ink in known to cause severe head clogging.


#9

Thanks colleagues! yes, I heard about the high prices of the new inks…phuu I have to think about it…as said by @mlivesey , usage is not even 50 pages a month…


#10

Using a rather old HP8600 at home: color print, scan, duplex - works great for me. I’ve heard the driver support under macOS seems to be crap, but for Linux all works well.
Cartridges cost about 80€ (whole HP set) or 20€ (whole NoName set); I’m testing the latter and atm it works quite well.


#11

I use a Dell 1765 nf color printer scanner.
Cartridges from a good no name source.
Works great since 2 years.
Black Friday kind of price: 120 pounds plus an enormous bag to be able to get it added to my plane luggage.


#12

You could just use the FastScanner app or something similar and get away with a much more compact color laser printer. I personally went this route for my business needs, and ultimately it is actually more convenient and seems that even the overall workflows changed to more digital media. Hope this helps :slight_smile:


#13

There is a printer by the name of Canon PIXMA MG2922. It is a wireless scanner/printer that usually goes for under the $100 (USD) range. It also prints color.


#14

Unfortunately, I don’t have any printers I’d recommend. (I’ve used Lexmark and HP in the past - both have their issues.)

I will say that if you’re planning on printing ~50 pages per month, you shouldn’t have any problems with ink drying out. My family usually prints 10 pages or less a month, and we’ve gone over a year before ink dried out - and this only happened once. Usually, we get through both of the HP 61 cartridges within a year.


#15

Thanks you Gregory!

I was informed about both printer versions, both inkjet printers and laser printers. My estimate of 50 pages per month is too high. I also probably print less than 50 pages per month. It will be more or less 10 pages per month. This should prevent drying. And if I know that I will not print for a long time, then you can remove the printer cartridges and store in special cartridges.
In addition, every 2 weeks can make a test print against drying out. The newer models even have a self-cleaning program installed. I heard that HP office pro inkjet printers are very good in this regard.

The main reason AGAINST a laser printer are the harmful fine dust particles. I have two small children and I do not want to unnecessarily expose them to this fine dust particles and I do not want to have the printer in another room either,

What do you think about that? Is that “just” scare tactics?