I’ve purchased and been annoyed with a series of basic printers over the years. All have disappointed until now. I’m not talking about a photo printer for printing fine art photos, I’m talking about a printer that can print web pages, letters, etc, fast. One that can scan and fax and copy (low volume), has an ethernet jack (and WiFi) so it can sit in a closet, instead of right next to the computer(s).
And did I say it should print fast? When I want to print a google map, I don’t want it 1 minutes from now, I want it right now. And I want to print on plain copy paper that I can buy for $0.01 per sheet.
The printer I’m sold on and I’ve been using for six weeks is the Epson Workforce 600, about $199 at B&H, and even less at Amazon.com. No doubt there are other good alternatives out there, but darn good is close enough for my needs.
My only gripe is that it’s hard to find the high capacity ink cartridges; Epson is usually out of stock on them. But since I’m not printing photos with it, ink lasts a reasonably long time.