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Printers
« on: November 09, 2013, 11:26:34 AM »
We're looking at buying a new printer for home use.  Requirements: Must be a printer/copier with wifi and the ability to print off of an ipad. 

Budget: I'm willing put down a little bit of money if it's a quality product that will last, but I'd prefer not to break the bank. 

Any recommendations?
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Re: Printers
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 01:59:10 PM »
Ours is an HP Officejet 6700 premium. It works great and I use it to print from my iPad all the time. We haven't had any problems with it and we've had it for almost 2 years. About $140 at Best Buy.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 04:29:41 PM »
Unless you absolutely need to print in color, put out the money for a laser printer. It's cheaper long-term and more efficient. The toner cartridges last at least a couple thousand pages. We put this one on our wedding registry and someone actually bought it for us and it's been perfect for our needs. The one we bought for my father for Christmas last year (I forget the make and model) was maybe slightly more expensive but is wifi-capable. Now, a color laser printer is significantly more expensive, but really, how much color printing do most people need to do?
 

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Re: Printers
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 02:38:57 PM »
Ours is an HP Officejet 6700 premium. It works great and I use it to print from my iPad all the time. We haven't had any problems with it and we've had it for almost 2 years. About $140 at Best Buy.

I love HP printers. Ours was slightly cheaper (around $100) and it also scans files and connect to wifi. We also got it from Best Buy.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 04:22:20 PM »
Ours is an HP Officejet 6700 premium. It works great and I use it to print from my iPad all the time. We haven't had any problems with it and we've had it for almost 2 years. About $140 at Best Buy.

I love HP printers. Ours was slightly cheaper (around $100) and it also scans files and connect to wifi. We also got it from Best Buy.

Second this.  HP printers are, in my experience, quality products.  I'm still using an HP Officejet 4200 that I got prior to my senior year in high school, which means it's been going strong now for over eight years.  And with heavy use at that!  I'd recently purchased a Canon MX340, but it quit working within six months of purchase.  So, back to the old stand-by.  Once I decide to upgrade, I'm definitely going with another HP.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 11:46:54 AM »
Thanks guys, I'll check those out. 
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Re: Printers
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 11:52:42 AM »
Update:

I ended up buying this Brother printer.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DHJ8QLQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It had the features we wanted, affordable ink cartridges, and received good overall reviews. 
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Re: Printers
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2013, 06:24:15 PM »
Second this.  HP printers are, in my experience, quality products.

Tell me about it!  Mine is a very basic HP color printer but I've been using it for just over 13 years now with no problems whatsoever.
 

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Re: Printers
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2013, 07:33:31 PM »
I have a Brother laser printer at home that has been going strong for close to 10 years.  My Brother at work has been running since 2006.  I will buy Brother in the future.

HP is a good brand.   It comes down to price for me.
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Re: Printers
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2013, 04:48:12 AM »
At home network I use old HP LJ 1010 connected by USB to D-link DNS-232 RAID file server, both visible from home WiFi. Additionally for colour printing I use Epson BX305FW (scanner + printer + fax). It has WiFI connectivity by default.
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