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Folks I am after recommendations please.

 

Inkjet inktank home printer.  Light work only.   No photos.   Must be a multi version with scanner and printer.

 

If possible, Lan connection and wifi.     Under $450 if possible.

 

Epson Eco ET-2850 looks okay.   

 

Regards Cazzesman

 

 

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If you’re not wanting colour I recommend a monochrome laser printer.

99% of my printing was documents so ink is a PITA when you only want to print black and white and your printer holds you hostage because you’ve run out of Magenta.

Since I switched it’s been a godsend. 
Replace the toner every 5000 pages 

https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/brother-mono-laser-mfc-printer-l2800dw-brl2800dw

 

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I bought a Brother Full Duplex Colour laser as I found I wasn't using enough ink before it dried up.

I paid $399 for it a year ago and am just replacing the toners now.

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3 hours ago, Batty said:

I bought a Brother Full Duplex Colour laser as I found I wasn't using enough ink before it dried up.

I paid $399 for it a year ago and am just replacing the toners now.


one of the biggest issue with ink!   It’s a double whammy:  if you don’t use it, it Dries and solidifies,  if you just have it on,  it periodically does a a head clean,  and you guessed it it uses ink to do a head clean!   The ink head  jets need to cycle to remove stale ink, otherwise it gets blocked.   

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7 hours ago, Batty said:

I bought a Brother Full Duplex Colour laser as I found I wasn't using enough ink before it dried up.

I paid $399 for it a year ago and am just replacing the toners now.

 

3 hours ago, Addicted to music said:


one of the biggest issue with ink!   It’s a double whammy:  if you don’t use it, it Dries and solidifies,  if you just have it on,  it periodically does a a head clean,  and you guessed it it uses ink to do a head clean!   The ink head  jets need to cycle to remove stale ink, otherwise it gets blocked.   

Love our Brother Laser (MFC-L3750CDW). Only issue is that it won't scan automatically - you have to load each page individually. But what can you expect for under $400.

Laser cartridges are expensive (although they will give you a good deal at The Good Guys, if you ask nicely) but they are tax deductible (so buy them every June) and they don't dry up as they're already a powder.

And we're never held hostage, as we always keep at least one spare on hand of each colour (and twice that for black).

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14 minutes ago, Cloth Ears said:

. But what can you expect for under $400.

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This is the point,  they are disposables,  not worth fixing in this price point.  
If you see discounted genuine inks or toner cartridges buy them,  sometimes it’s cheaper to buy a new printer/scanner that’s on discount at this price point then to get replacement inks!   They loose money to make money on supplies,  what we need to do is beat them at there own game,  unfortunately it just adds to landfill.   There’s a discussion if you google it that ink/toner supplies are the highest grossing income for these players,  it also benefit middle man such as Office Works or Good Guys.

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14 hours ago, Addicted to music said:


This is the point,  they are disposables,  not worth fixing in this price point.  
If you see discounted genuine inks or toner cartridges buy them,  sometimes it’s cheaper to buy a new printer/scanner that’s on discount at this price point then to get replacement inks!   They loose money to make money on supplies,  what we need to do is beat them at there own game,  unfortunately it just adds to landfill.   There’s a discussion if you google it that ink/toner supplies are the highest grossing income for these players,  it also benefit middle man such as Office Works or Good Guys.

Agreed, but the cartridges are recyclable. And the price can be knocked down on the replacements. And then you have to consider that the ink supplied with the new printer is barely enough to print one ream of paper...

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On 05/12/2023 at 7:57 AM, Full Range said:

I have an Epson ET 4700 it’s an ecotank model ( no cartridges )

Hasen’t missed a beat for 3 years and the refillable ink tank black has only just run out on the black tank a month ago 

 
https://www.epson.com.au/products/ecotank/ET-4700.asp

 

Folks I did the assorted research and finally settled on the Epson (Tank) Eco ET-2850 (Multi)

 

Inkjet over Laser based on the wife's preferences.     She just thought the cost of the Laser parts was not worth it.    Inkjet bottles are reasonable in price.     Landed at the door for $416.    Set up went well.

 

Thanks for the input.

 

Regards Cazzesman

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