need multifunction printer already have a color laser
Posted on 2010-09-19
I have a small business, with printers at work and of course at home. The HP G95 we had has died, and I am looking for a multifunction printer to replace it. The G95 was ok, but sure ate ink cartridges.
We have a Dell 5100 color printer, so we have the high print volume covered off. What i am looking for is something that we will use for the copy scan and a few fax side of things
Although I understand Laser is much cheaper to operate, I do want somethnig that can give us better color printing, for some photos etc.
Some of the feature I am looking for are:
great scanning resolution and color
duplex scan and print
reasonable ink prices, or third party cartridges available
software that doesn't load down the pc
good scanning software, archival and searchable PDF's
Drivers available for Windows 7, XP and the future
Price range 300-750
If there is a laser model that has excellent print quality then I would consider it.We don't do many picture prints but find the dell is just ok for color photo's
Another dedicated photo printer is also an option, Between the business and 3 kids in school, we do a lot of printing.
I am considering the HP inkjet 8500 wireless as a possible model, as it's on sale for 299
I am not sure if I am better off looking at a Canon, Epson or Brother or even Dell model for better S/W or functionality.
I have spent quite a few hours searching the web, and reading articles, but with th evast quantity of printers out there, I am struggling to make this decision, so any input is appreciated.
Possible printers I have