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Printer Recommendations

Products, prices and specification change constantly. The listed recommendations are for general information only and should not be accepted as accurate at any given time. Always confirm current specifications match your needs.

OfficeMax\OfficeDepot, BestBuy or Amazon have all the printers a home user needs. Click here for a discussion on printers in general along with tips for making a selection that best fits your needs. Things to focus on are inkjet versus laser, paper capacity and daily volume. 

Greatest inkjet printer tip of all time: Run a print job at least once a week in the event the printer is not used during that time. It keeps the cartridges and print heads from drying out. Put a reminder in a calendar if you must. 

What to look for in a printer – the short version

  • If all you need is black and white, buy a laser printer. Less expensive in the long run and less prone to dried ink (They use toner).
  • Try to get a printer with a usable display on the printer itself. Greatly simplifies connecting to WiFi, cleaning print heads, scanning, etc. 
  • Did we mention that inkjet printers must be run at least once a week or they will dry out? Mark your calendar.
  • Do not re-use paper. You can gunk up the rollers or cause paper jams.
  • Store paper in a dry place. Try not to open a ream of paper until needed.
  • Wired is more reliable. Wireless is nothing special other than it works through walls and allows printing from phones and tablets, if the stars align correctly. 
  • Ink and toner are ridiculously expensive. Depending on the model of printer, using third party, refilled cartridges may trash the printer. 
  • Most consumer printers are not economically repairable. Recycle it and buy a new one if it fails.
  • Don’t stock up on ink or toner unless you use a lot of it. If the printer fails, chances are all that spare ink and toner won’t work on the replacement printer. 

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Check Out Our Recommendations!

HP Envy 5012 InkJet

Home

Basic, low volume, color Inkjet
A few pages a day. 
Paper tray holds 100 sheets.
Usable Touch Display
USB/WiFi only. No network cable
Good fit for simple home use.
Very inexpensive
$49.89 (Varies)

HP Envy 5055 InkJet

Home

Basic, low volume, color Inkjet
Paper tray holds 100 sheets.
Second tray holds photo paper
Usable Touch Display
USB/WiFi only. No network cable
For those that print photos
$129 (Varies)

HP Envy Photo 7155 InkJet

Home

Higher volume, color Inkjet
Paper tray holds 125 sheets.
Second tray holds photo paper
HP ePrint, AirPrint, Google Cloud
Usable Touch Display
USB/Dual Band WiFi. No cable
For those that print photos
$179 (Varies)

HP Officejet Pro 9015 InkJet

Home/Bus

Business, high volume, color Inkjet
Paper tray holds 250 sheets.
Two sided printing
Automatic, 35 page top feeder.
HP ePrint, AirPrint
Usable Touch Display
USB/Dual Band WiFi/Ethernet
$159 (Varies) Currently on sale.

Brother HL-L2370DW Laser

Home/Bus

Home/Bus, moderate vol, B&W Laser
Basic B&W laser – no frills
We use these with good results.
Paper tray holds 250 sheets.
Two sided printing
No display. Wireless setup is a pain.
USB/Dual Band WiFi
$152.99 (Varies)

Brother MFC-L2750DW Laser

Home/Bus

Business, high volume, B&W Laser
Usable Touch Display
Paper tray holds 250 sheets
Top 50 Page Document Feeder
Two sided printing
HIgh speed
USB/Dual Band WiFi/Ethernet
HP ePrint, AirPrint
$152.99 (Varies)

Bigger! Better! More! 

Businesses may need more capabilities and capacity than the suggestions on this page. Things to think about:

  • All large scale printers eventually require support. We no longer offer for sale or service printers. If your business or organization needs a large capacity, expensive printer, make sure it’s backed by a servicing dealer. 
  • Be prepared for high consumable expense – specifically toner and ink. It’s just a fact of life.
  • Never, never, never purchase third party or re-manufactured toner and ink. Always go with factory original toner and ink.
  • Store paper in a dry place and in it’s packaging until needed.
  • Never, never, never re-use paper. Re-using printer will gum up the internals. 

Contact us with any questions!