- Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am
A little trick / tip
Anything that uses a single cartridge will use more ink than separate cartridges, as will run out of one colour before another, necessitating an early change.
If you have a power cut/blip - THIS IS ANNOYING, as often the printers go to reset and do a clean/deep clean cycle and seem to take 5 mins odd to sort themselves out before can print again. This also uses ink pointlessly. Deliberate and if you have power that trips, annoying! You can work around with a UPS back up power supply.
Before you buy, get on ebay and make sure you can get cheap compatible cartridges, with a chip for your model of choice - this is key for saving as ink your key cost component.
For home use, I use an Epson Maxify MB2250 - probably a new model available now, does scanning, photocopying has a 2 paper storage trays, which is handy of you need to print volume, does double sided and pretty quick - I think any of the main manufacturers are fine, check Amazon reviews etc - AS LONG AS YOU CAN FIND THE CHEAP CARTRIDGES!
Also if buying ink sets, double up on the black.
I did consider laser printer for home, but looked at the drum/head replacement costs which were not incosiderate, nor were the availability of cheap cartridges (or cheap enough) when I looked, seemed to make more sense (economically for home) to use an all in one inkjet.