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Color Laser. You can get a HP for under $300.
This.GirchyGirchy said:I'd go laser.
I think my best and worst printers came from Black Friday deals....worst was a $20 Lexmark Z11, best was the $40 refurb HP 940c. Silly thing's 10 years old and still works great. Other than needing a new color cartridge of course.Marc said:I needed a printer quick, so on Black Friday, I bought an inkjet from WorstBuy for $20. Damn POS printed about 1 page/minute in real life (versus the ads)...and burned through a $30 black cart after 30 pages.
Actually, the ink itself isn't terribly expensive. What you're really paying for is the printhead. Consumer inkjet cartridges incorporate both the ink and the printhead. Thermal printheads contain precious metals and high technology, which makes them expensive.old_fuji said:Also, why the hell is printer ink so expensive?
As I said, you're really paying for the printhead at those prices. In a printer with separate printheads you'll pay somewhere between $300-1500 per gallon. Granted, that's still pretty expensive.filtersweep said:Ink is normally about $8000/gallon. In my mind, that is expensive.