Hey - I noticed a 2017 thread on printers and wasn't sure if it was more appropriate to make a new thread or post in there. Wasn't sure if that consituted necroposting or what. If it's more appropriate to use that thread, please let me know and I'll post there instead. I know the traffic here is lower than other subforums, but I dunno if it's more common to reuse 3-year old threads or not. Just let me know.
I need a new printer. I'm having a lot of difficulty figuring out what to get. I think I want to get a color inkjet that can fit on top of a desk or a table in a common area.
Brands I'm looking at:
Brands I'd rather avoid:
Epson (I have a really bad taste in my mouth from my last Epson printer
What I need/want, minimum, other than the obvious:
- Color printing
- Scanner (auto-feed, though something with a feed scanner AND a flatbed type would be ideal)
- Wireless or even bluetooth
- Digital/screen interface built into the printer
Other features I'd like, but not a deal breaker:
- Memory card reader, particularly SD
- Photo printing
- Paper tray (rather than some flimsy plastic in the back)
Now, I said I have a bad taste in my mouth from EPSON but I do like the form factor of the WORKFORCE printer line, if I'm being honest. I really just hate EPSON's software/drivers and their ink capacity based on the EPSON 410-XP I previously had. It just...wasn't good at all.
I'm fine with spending anywhere from $250-500 as I want a good printer and I do photography (well, I will be after society's lockdown ends) so being able to print out the occasional photo would be a nice benefit. I'm not looking for a professional photo/art printer at this time, though.
Basically, I want a well-constructed non-cheapo printer where the ink isn't going to dry out too quickly from periods of non-use or get consumed fully after printing 10 pages. I want it to print in reasonably good quality at a reasonably fast pace with a reasonably quick feeding scanner feature.