Just as the title of the post says, I was on the market for a new printer. My old printer ran out of ink, and after pricing things out, I realized it would be worth it to upgrade to a newer printer since the cost to replace the ink was so high.
Although I paid more for the new printer than I would have paid for only new ink cartridges, I was happy with that decision because I think I got my money’s worth!
I had always heard good things about Epson, HP and Canon printers so that’s what I was looking for at my local Staples. Turns out, the sales person convinced me to buy a Brother printer/scanner/photo copier/fax machine. I honestly only needed a printer so I really hesitated when he suggested the Brother printer. But since I had told him my printing needs (coupons pretty much!) he told me not to bother with the “photo” quality printers.
Here are some of the features that I love about my Brother MFC-J415W Wireless Colour Inkjet All-in-One Printer:
- Wireless (it was actually really easy to set up!)
- 4-cartridge ink system (means I only change the colour that needs to be replaced)
- Energy Star certified
- Since it’s wireless, I don’t have to turn it on every time I want to print something. It automatically turns on once I hit the print button on my computer.
- The cost to replace each cartridge is quite reasonable at about $11. I’m sure I can get them even cheaper if I bought them online.
I was also looking for a printer that was less than $100. This one was on sale for $69.99 regular $109.99. I was quite pleased with that price!
What kind of printer do you use? Any helpful advice for those looking to buy a new one?