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Economical home printer?

It is, sadly, time to retire our dinosaur LJ4 and get a new printer. Our primary concern for the new printer is cost over the total life of the printer. We print quite a bit for home users, I'd guess about 200 pages a month. Low cost per page is important. Probably this means a black and white laser printer, but not sure. [more inside]
posted by mattu on Nov 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Best A3+ printer for printing mockups, wireframes and diagrams?

I'm looking for an affordable home-sized A3+ printer that prints faint colours especially greys well and is relatively fast and not too expensive to run. [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Jun 25, 2014 - 2 answers

Freedom from ink jet hell

Recommendations for laser printers that are affordable and work good? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Mar 21, 2014 - 37 answers

How to install an HP Laserjet 1012 on new Dell w/ Win 7 Professional?

Greetings: Does anyone know a quick work-around for installing an HP Laserjet 1012 printer on a new Dell running on Windows 7 Professional? I have the original set up disk for the printer, but that doesn't work (and I don't get an explanatory error message). HP's website says that it is not supplying a driver for this printer for Windows 7. I am guessing that there is a work-around for this, and that someone out on the green might know what this is. I'd be grateful! Thanks!
posted by cool breeze on Mar 10, 2014 - 3 answers

Computer-controlled typewriter output (with impact, not typewriter font)

I'd like to use my computer to generate output that looks like it was typewritten, not like it's a photocopy of something typewritten, i.e., with some form of mechanical impact printing. What's the cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Zed on Dec 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Still looking for a printer.

I tried this last week but got no response, so I'm going to ask again in a somewhat more general way. I'm looking for a good photo printer that is reliable, takes lots of different paper sizes, doesn't cost a ton, and is relatively cheap to run. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for a small printer for a portable photo booth

I'm putting together a portable photo booth and would like recommendations on a fast, reliable, cheap-to-run, portable printer that will do photo strips. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 6, 2013 - 1 answer

Or we can just mass-order Crayola

Can I get my color printer to only accept color documents in its queue? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 25, 2013 - 14 answers

do young people print photos any more?

do young people (still) put up photographs in their rooms? [more inside]
posted by noway on Nov 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me destroy a printer in the most satisfying way that will not end up in me being arrested.

Help me destroy a printer in the most satisfying way that will not end up in me being arrested. [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on May 2, 2012 - 61 answers

Looking for an idiotproof printer-scanner.

Looking for a printer-scanner that is as simple to use as possible, to use with a Windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Feb 27, 2012 - 4 answers

"Compatible" toner cartridges for a laser printer - false economy??

Printer Ink - Is using no-brand "compatible" toner cartridges for a laser printer a false economy? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Nov 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Anyone Know Where to Find Generic Ink Cartridges?

I have an older Canon inkjet printer (ip8500) that has been very reliable. However, it really gripes my tush every time I have to pay a fortune for replacement cartridges that don’t seem to last much past the time they come out of their wrapper. [more inside]
posted by konig on Nov 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Please to hope me select a new printer.

Please help me choose a new printer for my Mac-based home office. My current printer is a Brother DCP 7020 black and white laser printer I got in, I think, 2005, and it finally seems to be about to go. I need good and fast duplex printing, a decent flatbed scanner, and good/fast photocopying. Should I move to inkjet?? Should I get something with wireless networking?? More specifics within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Oct 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Take this job and ... give it to me!

Help me ace this job interview, where they're looking for someone to "support a bazillion printers and MFDs for a crap-ton of users and offices all over the world." (my translation of the HR-speak) [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on May 30, 2011 - 5 answers

High Quality Super Short Run Printing in New York

Seeking NYC print shop recommendations for nearly one-off prints. I have about 20 pieces of different, mostly standard sizes -- nothing larger than 11 x 17 and B4 -- that I'd like to make a very limited number color prints of (1 - 3 each). I have an approximate budget of 10 dollars per print I'd like to hew closely to and a number of quality and care requirements. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Feb 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Color printer quest

I'm looking for a color printer which can compete with designer and scrapbook papers-- designer papers are the computer paper with preprinted color backgrounds. [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz on Feb 13, 2011 - 0 answers

Can you recommend a good custom printing service?

Graphic Designer looking for a recommended US based printers to print custom size banner and back-lit poster. [more inside]
posted by tokidoki on Nov 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Need recommendations for fast dye-sublimation, 4x6, <$1000 printer.

I'm running a photobooth rental company, and need a new on-site dye-sub printer. I want one with fast prints and high capacity. I'd also like reasonable price (<$1000), and no tear-off strips on the prints. I've seen a few, but I'd love to hear people's experiences and recommendations. [more inside]
posted by jumpfroggy on Sep 23, 2010 - 1 answer

This printer is drivering me crazy

I am trying to make my mom's old Brother MFC-4300 printer/scanner/fax work with my Windows 7 machine, to no avail and with many headaches. I don't care about scan or fax; I just want to be able to print from the machine. [more inside]
posted by prior on Jul 29, 2010 - 6 answers

State of the Union with color printers

Have <$1000 color printers (including inkjet and laser) gotten any better since 2003 in terms of output quality? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jul 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Which Is the Best Printer for Double Sided Black and White?

Which of these printers (or which other one) would be best for a grad student in political science who does nothing but print lots and lots of long black and white double-sided pdf documents? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Feb 5, 2010 - 11 answers

Printer for fashion company

Need help figuring out best option for a printer for a fashion company. [more inside]
posted by ChloeMills on Nov 24, 2009 - 0 answers

help me print!

Help me connect my old printer to my new computer [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Why have my Macbook and my printer broken up?

why won't my macbook and my hp officejet printer talk anymore? Wirelessly, I mean. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Sep 30, 2009 - 4 answers

Where should I purchase business cards for a small company?

Where should I purchase business cards for a small company? [more inside]
posted by davidriley on Sep 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I find a simple, compact printer scanner?

Recommendations for a compact laser printer + scanner? (Am not looking for an all-in-one with fax option.) [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies on Jul 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommendation of a laser printer

What colour laser printer should I buy? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on May 4, 2009 - 9 answers

A blank, my lord.

My inkjet printer behaves as if it is printing, but produces nothing - I'd be grateful for advice. [more inside]
posted by paduasoy on Apr 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Printers that will work with Windows, OS X and Linux?

Looking for a printer that will work with Windows (Vista), OS X and Linux. [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Feb 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Printer in DC?

Good Printer in Washington DC Area [more inside]
posted by zara on Feb 12, 2009 - 2 answers

Thoughts on Epson Stylus Pro 3800

Anyone have experience with the Epson Stylus Pro 3800? I'm wanting to print 16x20 color and B&W photos manipulated in Photoshop 6 running on an XP machine. [more inside]
posted by theroadahead on Feb 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Google, Stop Randomly Printing Your Crap on My Office Printer

Why has Google taken over my computer (and the mind and soul of my workplace printer)? [more inside]
posted by iced_borsch on Feb 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Jan 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Should I go the color laser printer route?

College student looking to buy a laser printer. I've only needed to print papers in black ink during my past two years of college. But what's this - I can buy a color laser printer for the same price as a regular one? Are there any downsides to a rarely-used color roller?
posted by Xere on Jan 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Good color printer for crafting?

My wife is looking for a good color printer for crafting projects. We have a cheap-ish inkjet now, but the color quality is disappointing. Decent color fidelity for the occasional photos and the ability to print on thicker papers are important to us, but we're hoping to avoid spending Money Hats(tm). Should I look at color laser printers? Anyone have suggestions on particular printers?
posted by verb on Nov 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Looking for some color in a black and white world

It seems that I have completely run out of black ink, but I have a new color cartridge in my HP All-in-one printer (F2120). I want to print out pdfs of crossword puzzles that I've downloaded from the internet. The pdfs only utilize black ink. I want to print them out in a color (red, green, blue.. I don't care), so that the puzzle and clues all appear in the same (non-black) color. I'm using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional for Win2k. Is there any easy way to do this? Is it even possible? Have I provided enough info?
posted by Mael Oui on Oct 4, 2008 - 11 answers

I don't want my mother to see these photos, and I don't want strangers seeing them, either.

As a gift for my husband, I took some saucy pictures. The pictures are nothing by the standards of the internet, but not the type of thing I'd be comfortable sending to Target or Wal-Mart to print out. Are there any discrete online digital photo printing services you'd recommend? Or should I just buy a photo printer? Which one? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2008 - 16 answers

I am weary of copying maps onto index cards.

Which printer is the one for me? [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Aug 12, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines?

How can I turn my old Windows XP desktop into a print server for a wired network with Vista and XP machines? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 18, 2008 - 2 answers

What kind of labeler should I buy

Should I buy a stand-alone labeler (with built-in keyboard) or a labeler that attaches to my Macintosh? Recommendations for specific models would be great. [more inside]
posted by alms on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

ASP Development question: Install a printer on the client's machine?

ASP.Net development question. Can I map to a printer on the client's machine from a web page? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Mar 17, 2008 - 3 answers

LJ 2100 to a 3500 - is there another way ?

Going from a LaserJet 2100 to a LaserJet 3500 has been disappointing - does that surprise LJ owners out there ? What should I do instead ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Jan 21, 2008 - 8 answers

Who will print and sell my photobooks and pay me commission?

I want to produce photobooks for sale. I would like to upload them to a printing site where others can go and see them and purchase them without further reference to me. They would deal directly with the printer. But I would like to receive a commission from the printer for each one sold. Does anyone know of a printer of photobooks who would provide this service or of a way I can achieve my objective?
posted by granma on Dec 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Pictures of your mama, taken by your papa, a long time ago

I found some great old Christmas photos. What are some creative ways to turn them into cool Christmas gifts? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 26, 2007 - 5 answers

Best All-in-one printers?

I just need an all-in-one printer that will copy, print and scan. Don't need fax really. This is for home use. I currently have an Epson CX4600, actually it's the 2nd one in 3 years. The first one died before the warranty was up, so they sent me a new one and I sent the old one back. Now this one won't print or copy. I've tried all of the trouble shooting things. Epson says I have to buy a new one. I dont want another Epson.
posted by sandra194 on Oct 24, 2007 - 17 answers

Why did I waste my youth pulling the sides off printer paper?

Why did dot-matrix printers invariably take tractor-feed paper? Was there a technical barrier to using single sheets? Why didn't typewriters require tractor-feed?
posted by smackfu on Sep 25, 2007 - 28 answers

Printer needed in London, stat!

I need to purchase an all-in-one office machine (fax/scan/copy/printer) from my desk here in the U.S., and get it to my company's CEO in London by tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Small photo printer

Compact photo printer recommendations? [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Sep 4, 2007 - 3 answers

My Pixma is hanging it up, what's a good replacement?

I think I need a new printer for my eBay business. Can you recommend a quality replacement for my beleaguered Pixma? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 2, 2007 - 3 answers

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