input needed: printers

input needed: printers

lexmark.jpgAbout 3 years ago, I got a cheap Lexmark inkjet printer. It died two years later and we have since been printer-less. However, we’re getting to the point where not having one is extremely inconvenient, and so we’ve decided to get a new one. We’re not necessarily in a rush (like I said, we’ve been without a printer this long, we can go a bit longer), but sooner is better than later.

So, if you have a printer that you like (or one you don’t like), could you let me know what you think of it? Where would be the best place to buy a printer? We’re trying to balance cost and quality. We’ll go with cost over quality, but I’d rather not have to buy another printer two years down the road.


  1. It needs to print in both black & white and color.
  2. We don’t need a fancy photo printer or fax machine.
  3. It would be great if it had one of those copiers built in. We already have a scanner.
  4. The cost of the ink is a definite consideration. Does it take generic brands? Does the cost of the ink exceed the value of the printer?

So, any recommendations from those of you who have printers?

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