Printer Recommendations for student

vorman

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Looking for printer recommendations.
Have not bought a printer in ages and don't even know what is out there now.

It is required mainly for university student to print notes and assignments every now and then, so not looking to spend more than a R1000 I think. The notes however, may add up to +-300 pages a month.
What would you recommend, ink or laser? Colour would be nice but rather something that would give very good ink/laser milleage. I've never liked ink printers mainly because of how quickly it gets finish but now I see there's ink advantage etc. of which I have no clue, hence recommendations welcome.
Edit: Colour is a must for assignments etc.
 

Sumen

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Looking for printer recommendations.
Have not bought a printer in ages and don't even know what is out there now.

It is required mainly for university student to print notes and assignments every now and then, so not looking to spend more than a R1000 I think. The notes however, may add up to +-300 pages a month.
What would you recommend, ink or laser? Colour would be nice but rather something that would give very good ink/laser milleage. I've never liked ink printers mainly because of how quickly it gets finish but now I see there's ink advantage etc. of which I have no clue, hence recommendations welcome.
Edit: Colour is a must for assignments etc.
Well, most Colour laser printers are way above R2000.

Epson's Tank system is probably the best because the bottles are refillable.
And use less ink than the cartridge type.
But the cheapest I found is R1500, single function.

The best value for your would obviously be the cartridge printers, you can get colour, 4 in 1 functions and WiFi enabled, all under R1000.
 

gertvanjoe

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Well, most Colour laser printers are way above R2000.

Epson's Tank system is probably the best because the bottles are refillable.
And use less ink than the cartridge type.
But the cheapest I found is R1500, single function.

The best value for your would obviously be the cartridge printers, you can get colour, 4 in 1 functions and WiFi enabled, all under R1000.
I have an Epson Ink tank type and SO prints a crap load. Man that ink goes. Only woes with it is that you have to run a head clean like 4 times before it is completely great again (fine little blank lines start appearing after printing but only after like 300 pages or so)
 

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Go laser ... inkjest have to be used quite ofter else the nossels get blocked ...
 

vorman

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Well, most Colour laser printers are way above R2000.

Epson's Tank system is probably the best because the bottles are refillable.
And use less ink than the cartridge type.
But the cheapest I found is R1500, single function.

The best value for your would obviously be the cartridge printers, you can get colour, 4 in 1 functions and WiFi enabled, all under R1000.
Any recommendation for cartridge type? I.e. those with ink advantage systems?
 

vorman

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I have an Epson Ink tank type and SO prints a crap load. Man that ink goes. Only woes with it is that you have to run a head clean like 4 times before it is completely great again (fine little blank lines start appearing after printing but only after like 300 pages or so)
So with the ink tank you refill and do not buy new cartridge every time it runs out? Is this colour also?
 

vic777

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Mono laser, multifunction, so you can scan as well. Helps if it is a wireless printer as well
 

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Are you studying through UNISA?
I was in the same boat but after doing the math just printing at the university saves a **** load of money, especially over the period of an entire degree. Sure the extra effort is annoying but paying for comfort is a choice you need to make.
 
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