I need to replace the printers in my home office. I currently have an HP 5000 LaserJet and an Epson WorkForce 845 color inkjet.
I've had the HP for over 15 years and I love it. The manual feed tray and the straight-thru paper path is fabulous for forms and labels. But it is not wireless and the LAN card failed. The tech I talked to said a new LAN card would be almost as much as a new printer. So now it can only be connected via parallel cable to one PC. And it's 15 years old.
The Epson is OK, but the paper feed is unreliable and the forms handling is mediocre. It is a multi-function device with copier, scanner, and fax. The copied and scanner function are just OK and, again, the paper handling is mediocre at best.
So, a couple of questions:
- If price is not a major consideration, what's the best printer I can get for a home office?
- Should I get a laser printer or inkjet or both? I mostly print documents. I don't print photos much anymore because online photo processing outfits like ShutterFly are so cheap and quick.
- How does the printing cost for a color laser printer compare with a B&W printer when printing B&W documents?
- I'd really like a better scanner. Should I get a dedicated scanner or is there a multi-function unit (scanner, copier, fax) that actually works well?
Any other considerations that I should be aware of?
PS: I don't need super high volume. I probably print about 10-100 pages a day.
Edited by Cynthia Moore, 05 March 2017 - 01:54 PM.