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My 6 year old canon three function printer has died :( and have no idea what's the haps in the printing world these days.

I'd like to spend as little as possible on the printer - as well as cartridges - although I don't print a lot so cartridge cost isn't a deal breaker.

Needs to be able to scan.

Would prefer wireless.

What's the recs?
 

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yes color. no photos. i guess inkjet (cheaper, no?)
 

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yes color. no photos. i guess inkjet (cheaper, no?)

no, laser costs are significantly cheaper over the long term, what with refillable toner cartridges and no color to buy. even remanufactured toners are far cheaper and it'll bring your costs WAY down. the flipside is that inkjet printers tend to be more expensive upfront. not significantly, but still.

sadly, your printer has some seriously shitty timing. you missed all the real good black friday deals. keep an eye out for tomorrow's savings.
 

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is there just some random printer that will work ok and costs like $60?
 

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is there just some random printer that will work ok and costs like $60?

with wireless and a flatbed, not unless its a complete *************.
 

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last year, we spent like $100 in Best Buy on an ink jet with a scanner and wirless. It's awful. So awful that I just print off everything at work and only use the home one if it's an absolute emergency. Even so, the emergency printer is only running a 50/50 completion rate.


Laser all the way, really. Either spend the extra or print at Kinkos or something until you can spend the extra.
 
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I'm following this thread. Printing is rather expensive at my University (0,05€ per page... I'm 100% sure they could cut down the cost to 0,02€ per page without making a loss). So keep the suggestions coming.
 

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If you don't print alot you can get one for under $100 onsale at various places.
 

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I can print for free on campus so I'm not in a rush.
 

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I hate buying printers more than any other piece of technology... that said, anyone have a good laser printer recommendation for home office use?

I could probably get away with black and white, but might check out color options as well.

It doesn't need to scan/fax, though wireless is important and auto-duplex would be a huge plus. Looking for good print quality, reliability, and reasonably priced toner refills over the long term (would rather pay more for the printer up front, etc). It'll mostly be used for text, some graphics, but not photos.
 
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