When comparing Laser to Ink, laser printers are for bulk printing or printing lots of paper per minute as opposed to ink where you can only print 4 or less per minute. That is why mainly businesses use them.
Laser printers are highly affordable now and the quality has improved, however they are not as compact as Inkjets. So unless you dislike waiting for something to print, I would go for Laser. If size is a bigger issue and you don't mind waiting 15-30 minutes for a report to print then I would get Inkjet.
There are inkjet photo printers as well...I'm not sure about the image quality when it comes to preserving photos with Laser.
Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Jun 11, 2007
Right now I have a small Brother that seems to be working well. However, I must admit that half my decision to buy it was based upon the fact that I was walking home and could easily carry it. Otherwise, I say HP. The HP I had before worked amazingly well for over seven years. That's nearly 90 in printer years.
BigJJ (rep: 21.7k) posted Oct 04, 2008
HP for me. I was looking into buying an Epson. After seeing all the different types of ink you have to buy, I didn't want the hassle. Plus you can use Nukote ink cartridges with HPs that cost half as much as HP cartridges. Nukote is more suitable for casual printing and not for photo prints.
Eve15 (rep: 45.4k) posted Oct 05, 2008
We had an HP all-in-one for a few years and the only reason it broke was because my son broke it! Other than that, it was awesome. We loved it!
We're trying a lexmark now. Now that we're not in school we don't really have any big projects or anything we need to print...so yeah, the one with the cheapest ink works for me! haha!
oooo..idea for a new thread!
dvinegrace83 (rep: 37.2k) posted Oct 06, 2008
I've been pretty happy with the Brother that I have. I also have some Samsungs, and they're alright, but I wouldn't recommend those, as they're little quirky and requiring a good amount of fiddling. And avoid Konica-Minolta printers, they suck.
I still have an HP 5P from 1995 that still works despite heavy, HEAVY use. It's a back-up now because it isn't very fast, but good lord. THAT's a solid printer right there. I don't like HP low-end printers, but their business-class stuff is as solid as it gets.
footprintx (rep: 882) posted Oct 07, 2008
I agree that HP printers are pretty good. You get what you pay for, especially with printers. I would confidently say that any HP, Lexmark, Epson, or even Brother printers that are $100+ will work just fine. I also believe HP printers are one of the most user friendly. But I primarily only use HP or Lexmark printers.
SMoRZ3 (rep: 983) posted Oct 07, 2008
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