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Offline airboy

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Color Printer
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:31:24 AM »
My wife wants a color lazar printer for her artsy stuff.  I need a reasonably fast B/W printer.  Speed is not essential for the color printing.

Does anyone have a recommendation or a suggestion on how to comparison shop for such a thing?  My last printer purchase was more than a decade ago.

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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2020, 09:56:40 AM »
I have been very happy with the Epson EcoTank series of printers.
Its not a laser printer though, but as you fill the tanks with liquid ink there is a clear view on how much ink is left and it wont dry out in the cartridge as with many other solutions.
Epson claims that ink costs are reduced by a great amount and from my findings I do pay much less to replenish this printer than I did with my previous HP Bubblejet or Deskjet printers.
The Epson Expression EcoTank series seems specifically suited for Art stuff.
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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 10:15:45 AM »
Yeah not sure what your wife is looking to do but my personal opinion is if shes printing out anything hi-Rez or photo quality youre going to be better off with inkjet vs laser.

In all honesty you can get a halfway decent laser B&W printer and a small, slow but functional inkjet and pay less than a color capable laser and get better results.

Also the overall footprint might be less too.
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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2020, 10:32:11 AM »
Inkjet is better for photos but I bought a brother laser printer last year and its been a godsend for all the printed documents I have needed for remote learning for the kids.

Here is the link to the one I purchased
https://www.staples.com/brother-mfc-l3750cdw-wireless-all-in-one-color-printer/product_BRTMFCL3750CDW
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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2020, 03:59:23 PM »
My wife tells me that inkjet printers will not work for the artsy-fartsy stuff that she does.  She has a pretty good inkjet and it does not work for her needs and her art buddies all say lazar is the way to go.

I have had good luck with B/W high speed HP printers.  She has been happy with Cannon.

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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2020, 04:01:41 PM »
Inkjet is better for photos but I bought a brother laser printer last year and its been a godsend for all the printed documents I have needed for remote learning for the kids.

Here is the link to the one I purchased
https://www.staples.com/brother-mfc-l3750cdw-wireless-all-in-one-color-printer/product_BRTMFCL3750CDW

That looks like an awesome printer.  Expensive at $550 but it looks great.

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Re: Color Printer
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2020, 04:43:34 PM »
When schools switched to remote learning I literally had to print reams of lesson plans and text books for the kids. Was never as glad that we could print them in color and fast than then. For 8 year olds badly copied paper in black and white only with fading was tough for them to use.