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    Decent cheap printer?

    Hey Im looking for a printer for my house. I'll use it pretty infrequently, so it needs to be able to sit for weeks in between uses. Needs to be color. And it needs to be reasonably priced.

    Now that being said I havent bought a printer in probably 10 years, so any advice on whats good nowadays and whats not will be much appreciated.

    Thanks!!
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    It really depends on what you want out of the printer.
    If it's for printing the occasional document, then there are sub-$100 inkjets that will do you well. Personally, I'm not a big fan of Lexmark. That's just one man's opinion.
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    Im going to do a lot of printing on 'iron'on' paper to make t-shirts (hence the need for color) and the occasional document.
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    there is a lexmark at target on clearance for $12.48

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    Inkjets/BubbleJets/liquid printers die quickly if you don't use them. The ink dries and the jets become useless.
    Lasers might be a better option, but you're talkin more moola.

    You might want to weigh the cost between a printer (and new cartridges every couple of months) and Kinkos.
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    I buy brand new laser printers from staples for less than $20, using coupons, price matching and rebates. If I need ink, I refill them myself buying toner off ebay or just toss it and buy another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatO
    Inkjets/BubbleJets/liquid printers die quickly if you don't use them. The ink dries and the jets become useless.
    Lasers might be a better option, but you're talkin more moola.

    You might want to weigh the cost between a printer (and new cartridges every couple of months) and Kinkos.
    Thats actually a good idea, I didnt even pondering just going to kinkos with my own paper...
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    Lexmark is the **** that get's ****ted on by other ****....

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    ****ty **** ****!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bosstone74
    I buy brand new laser printers from staples for less than $20, using coupons, price matching and rebates. If I need ink, I refill them myself buying toner off ebay or just toss it and buy another one.

    Brand NEW LASER printer for less than $20? If you need INK you buy TONER from ebay and REFILL it with that?


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