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#1 minnimu

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:10 AM

Where do you have color printing done? I've heard there are websites that print color pretty cheap but I haven't seen them. I normally just print everything on our black and white laser but I have a workbook I need printed where the color actually matters.

#2 Julie of KY

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

We bought a color printer.  :closedeyes:


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#3 regentrude

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:05 AM

Color laser printer at home.

(Much better for occasional color printing than ink jet, because the ink cartridges dry up if you use them only every now and then.)


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:54 AM

Color laser printer at home.

(Much better for occasional color printing than ink jet, because the ink cartridges dry up if you use them only every now and then.)

 

:iagree:

 

We did this years ago and it has been a great choice for us.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:54 AM

I just recently upgraded my black and white Canon to this color Canon: https://m.staples.co...cMaAmtJEALw_wcB

I love it. I buy generic toner refills on Amazon. I did have to figure out how to calibrate the color, but it wasn't that hard once I took the time.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 02:55 PM

In the past I have used bestvaluecopy.com but I recently came upon this site and will probably try them the next time I need something done. https://thehomeschoo...tingcompany.com

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

We too have a color printer at home.  It seems to be worth it in the long run.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

I used bestvaluecopy in the past when I have multiple things I want printed and spiral bound. Generally i find that I need at least 5-10 things to make it worthwhile to pay the shipping.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:48 AM

I bought a brother inkjet for color. I have a laser black and white.  I have printed tons of color pages(about 1000) this month on it.  I use the ink from Amazon(generic).  The printer was under $100 and I have spent maybe $10-15 in ink this school year to prep.  It have auto duplex(that is a MUST).  It's a little slower than my laser, but for the cost, it has been terrific. 

 

http://www.officedep...-Inkjet-All-In/

 

Wow!  It's $60 on sale right now.


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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:35 PM

I rarely print color. Most things don't need it (for us) and so it makes sense to have a regular laser printer. If I need anything printed in color, I print at FedEx Office or Office Depot.



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:23 PM

My husband's office uses HP color laserjets which does scan and print in duplex. We are considering getting one since our kids outsourced classes will have more scanning and printing this academic year. I have not have any luck with long term use of generic ink for Canon, Brother and HP so I budget printing costs by assuming I have to pay premium for name brand refills.

I bought a brother inkjet for color. I have a laser black and white. I have printed tons of color pages(about 1000) this month on it. I use the ink from Amazon(generic).


My Brother inkjet won't take generic ink after a firmware update that wasn't even recent. It has been a white elephant for almost a year. Looks like the same model. My husband picked that because it was cheap at $60, has duplex and we used it for scanning sometimes. It was also very slow and I am not patient when I need a printout. My nearby library has faster wifi enabled printers if I am willing to pay and can't wait.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:04 AM

My husband's office uses HP color laserjets which does scan and print in duplex. We are considering getting one since our kids outsourced classes will have more scanning and printing this academic year. I have not have any luck with long term use of generic ink for Canon, Brother and HP so I budget printing costs by assuming I have to pay premium for name brand refills.


My Brother inkjet won't take generic ink after a firmware update that wasn't even recent. It has been a white elephant for almost a year. Looks like the same model. My husband picked that because it was cheap at $60, has duplex and we used it for scanning sometimes. It was also very slow and I am not patient when I need a printout. My nearby library has faster wifi enabled printers if I am willing to pay and can't wait.

 

Hm.  I've had mine for a year now.  I have only used generic refills.(on all my machines) for the last 5 years or so.  No real problems. Sorry you have issues.  I guess I just got lucky!

 

It can be VERY slow if not on the right settings like "normal" paper instead of "best".  Found that out the hard way!



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Posted 15 August 2017 - 01:47 AM

Hm. I've had mine for a year now. I have only used generic refills.(on all my machines) for the last 5 years or so. No real problems. Sorry you have issues. I guess I just got lucky!


My husband buys the cheapest generics he can find on Amazon which makes it hard for the printer to read the ink level on the inkjet refills. I had used name brand generics without issues other than a small leak now and then.

Ironically I had worked in HP's and in Fuji Xerox business color laser printers divisions. Refills are good revenue streams for them.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 08:51 AM

My husband buys the cheapest generics he can find on Amazon which makes it hard for the printer to read the ink level on the inkjet refills. I had used name brand generics without issues other than a small leak now and then.

Ironically I had worked in HP's and in Fuji Xerox business color laser printers divisions. Refills are good revenue streams for them.

 

I have had great luck with this ink.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:16 AM

Library. I get 25 color or 75 b&w prints per card per week. We have 5 cards.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 09:37 AM

Library. I get 25 color or 75 b&w prints per card per week. We have 5 cards.

 

That's awesome.  Our library does not offer that.