Switch Theme:

Help me buy a printer... pls. :)  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in us
Evasive Eshin Assassin






So my printers keep ending up being money pits.
I only print once in a blue moon, maybe every other month or so.
What i find happening is that the ink dries out and then when i replace it the printer head has dry ink and it never works right again.
If im buying a new printer id like one that can print banners and signs for games.
Price point is not much, maybe around 100, 150.

Any recommendations?
   
Made in us
Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

If you print that rarely, do you need one? 100-150 will get you a lot of trips to and office/copy place of your choice.

Another thought is do you need color? A low end laser printer has a MUCH lower cost per page, and won’t dry out like inks do.

   
Made in ca
Fireknife Shas'el






I went to a Brother Laserjet for my non-color printing needs (like 99%). Cartidges last forever and don't dry out.

To heck with inkjet printers.

   
Made in us
Evasive Eshin Assassin






I thought about price on my way to office depot tonight and sometimes the convenience of printing at home is just worth it.
Laserjet is unavailable in color or just a lot more expensive?
   
Made in us
Ship's Officer





Dallas, TX

what you want is a multi laser printer/scanner/fax(is that even relevant?), I currently have canon MG6220 and love it, no more smudge ink due to long time in between prints.
   
Made in au
Anti-Armour Swiss Guard






Newcastle, OZ

I use a colour laser printer at home.

Cost me a couple of hundred. And a couple of hundred for new toner carts when I need them.

My previous printers were inkjets. They all uniformly shat themselves then died. So I upgraded. I can do decals and transparencies and not have to worry about waterfastness.

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Heroic Senior Officer





Gone-to-ground in the craters of Coventry

I got a 2nd hand colour laser from a mate for £50.
It has cost ~£130 for the toner since, but that will last for years.
And they will, last for years. Toner does not dry out.

4000 pts - 3500 pts - 3500 pts - Harlies: 1000 pts - 1000 ptsDS:70+S+G++MB+IPw40k86/f+D++A++/cWD64R+T(T)DM+
IG/AM force nearly-finished pieces: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-38888-41159_Armies%20-%20Imperial%20Guard.html
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw (probably)
Clubs around Coventry, UK 
   
Made in us
Evasive Eshin Assassin






Thanks guys.
I looked in to it some and it from what im reading it looks like the only bad thing about lasers is that it says they don't print pictures that well.
Are they talking about professional grade pictures?
Could i print a picture for something like a school report or a picture for games with no problems?

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Heroic Senior Officer





Gone-to-ground in the craters of Coventry

I have some posters for scenery to print off later. I'll try them and see how they come out.

4000 pts - 3500 pts - 3500 pts - Harlies: 1000 pts - 1000 ptsDS:70+S+G++MB+IPw40k86/f+D++A++/cWD64R+T(T)DM+
IG/AM force nearly-finished pieces: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-38888-41159_Armies%20-%20Imperial%20Guard.html
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw (probably)
Clubs around Coventry, UK 
   
Made in au
Grizzled Space Wolves Great Wolf





People still buy printers? I haven’t printed a thing for myself in months, and when I need to I just use work’s printers or worst case go to the library. If I need to print a picture I go to a printing place as they’ll do it cheaper than the cost and upkeep of a decent printer for home.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Heroic Senior Officer





Gone-to-ground in the craters of Coventry

Lots of printing is last-minute stuff. The library near me opens 2 hours a day, and not when I need it.
Printing places are not really a thing here either.

A neighbour called a while ago, asking to get 400 pages of an example for a job application, at 8pm the day before. Job done, happy neighbour.
Not everyone needs a printer, if you know who does.

And, whoops. I forgot to test the print quality on mine.

4000 pts - 3500 pts - 3500 pts - Harlies: 1000 pts - 1000 ptsDS:70+S+G++MB+IPw40k86/f+D++A++/cWD64R+T(T)DM+
IG/AM force nearly-finished pieces: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-38888-41159_Armies%20-%20Imperial%20Guard.html
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw (probably)
Clubs around Coventry, UK 
   
Made in gb
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut




Southampton, UK

Colour laser printers struggle with image quality if you're trying to print photo-quality images. They're fine for printing non photo-realistic colour images like presentations, clip art etc.
   
Made in us
Last Remaining Whole C'Tan






Pleasant Valley, Iowa

AllSeeingSkink wrote:
People still buy printers? I haven’t printed a thing for myself in months


I own a laser printer. I use it for printing amazon return labels, but mostly, my wife uses it to print coupons and recipes she doesn't make or use, and lets accumulate into a thick sheaf onto the printer.

You gotta pick your battles in marriage

 lord_blackfang wrote:
Respect to the guy who subscribed just to post a massive ASCII dong in the chat and immediately get banned.

 Flinty wrote:
The benefit of slate is that its.actually a.rock with rock like properties. The downside is that it's a rock
 
   
Made in us
Evasive Eshin Assassin






 Ouze wrote:
AllSeeingSkink wrote:
People still buy printers? I haven’t printed a thing for myself in months


I own a laser printer. I use it for printing amazon return labels, but mostly, my wife uses it to print coupons and recipes she doesn't make or use, and lets accumulate into a thick sheaf onto the printer.

You gotta pick your battles in marriage
lol...
   
Made in gb
Monstrous Master Moulder





Essex,, England

If I could give bit of advice, get an HP printer and sign up for instant ink, works out so very much cheaper than almost every option


 
   
Made in nl
[MOD]
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Cozy cockpit of an Imperial Knight

I'm going to lock this due to some thread necromancy and botting going on here.




<YOUR AD HERE>
 
   
 
Forum Index » Off-Topic Forum
Go to: