What is the best brand of home printers to buy?

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  1. ThePracticalMommy profile image92
    ThePracticalMommyposted 9 years ago

    What is the best brand of home printers to buy?

    I currently have an HP Photo Printer/Copier, and it has served me well these past 6 years. Recently it has bit the dust. What printer is the best one out there in terms of price and durability?

  2. Bill's Ideas profile image60
    Bill's Ideasposted 9 years ago

    HP is the best, I have had friends and family members who have bought other brands because the ink was cheaper or the printer was on sale.  They either have had problems with the printer or had issues with trying to install the printers. Me personally, I buy nothing but HP printers. They are very easy to install and very durable.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 9 years ago

    I usually go with HP.  Had an Epson, and a Lexmark and have a huge Canon photo printer--but still the HP's seem to stand out for me.  The Epson and Canon both have separate cartridges for the color so if you run out of yellow - nothing works until you replace it - including when you just want to print black and white. 

    HP has offered me the best for my money.  6 years, one printer--wow!!

  4. shea duane profile image60
    shea duaneposted 9 years ago

    I have never had a good home printer... I'm anxious to read these answers because all the printers i've waster money on have been AWFUL! good question!

  5. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image91
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 9 years ago

    Check out the cost of replacement cartridges and toner. Some printers sell inexpensively but cost big bucks when you buy refills.

    Examine the type of printing you do & buy one geared for that use. If you print many copies & need duplexing, look for a laser (unless it has to be color). I recently got a great home laser that's wireless & duplexes. Also got a new ink jet; everything broke at once!

    Especially pay attention to Energy Star ratings. You'll save electricity because it won't take forever to warm up & then another eternity to cool down.

  6. Dee aka Nonna profile image59
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 9 years ago

    I have an Epsom 3 in 1...printer, copier and fax.  I really like it a lot.  It was kind of expensive to operate in the beginning which caused me some concern.  The expensive was the cost of the cartridges...it takes 4... I did a little research and found "generic" cartridges on Amazon for a small, really small, fraction of the cost.    I also have a small HP printer that also makes copies.  I keep it on the counter in my kitchen that I use with my laptop.  I paid about $50 or so for it and have had it for several years.  It is great. 

    Whatever you buy...check first for the cost of cartridges.  Some are way to expensive.  Don't be caught by surprise.

  7. move2move profile image58
    move2moveposted 9 years ago

    Right now, I'm using an Epson from the stylus series and run well with it since years. Canon also served me very well for years. Printers in general are no real big deal nowadays, monetarily spoken. Though, the brand on question of durability, that's a whole different story. But let's stay with known brands and by my experience, Canon, Epson & Lexmark should fit the bill in terms of quality/price tag.
    The best choice also is when you can refill your cartridges or have a printer that's not designed to use just/only cartridges of its own brand alone.
    Also a way to safe money on a long run.
    My 1st choice generally goes to Canon!
    (HP ... always sucks when it comes to the simplicity & easiness of its functionalities ..)

  8. ntmarketing profile image61
    ntmarketingposted 9 years ago

    Id say HP is the best due to its use of ink, it keeps external costs low.

  9. LucidWarrior profile image59
    LucidWarriorposted 9 years ago

    You can't go wrong with HP. My first HP was one of the original Deskjet printers back in the late 1980s and they have been on top ever since. I also have a Leximark all-in-one which has served me well, although I haven't had it long. Either brand will do you well.

  10. Miss Fiji profile image60
    Miss Fijiposted 9 years ago

    If my HP printer goes out this time, I will buy Kodak next time because I was told by several users that the ink lasts for ever and it is quite inexpensive to buy them from all other brands. The photo printing is excellent.

  11. profile image57
    shorty72posted 9 years ago

    For me I have had epson,  lexmark and canon and the one for me is the canon. Simply because they print really good and there cartridges a affordable as well .

  12. cicsomum profile image59
    cicsomumposted 9 years ago

    Definatelly HP, been using HP printers forever now, never had any issues, maybe just once lol but it was 30000 years ago smile

  13. YvetteParker profile image60
    YvetteParkerposted 9 years ago

    My favorite printers are HP. I currently use an older 4-in-1 HP that still works quite well.

    I've tried Lexmark (cartridges were too expensive and the machine was slow).

    I've also tried Canon. They seem to jam frequently.

    I've had different models of HP over the years, and by far, it is my favorite. I still have one that I bought over 15 years ago for my children's computer when they were still home. Children are grown and gone, but HP is still going strong!!!

  14. Dale Hyde profile image84
    Dale Hydeposted 9 years ago

    I came in here because we are looking to replace a Dell printer (I DO NOT recommend that anyone purchase a Dell!)

    We had viewed several HPs and it looks like the majority here, so far are going along the lines of HP printers being recommended. 

    Thanks for asking a question that I was seeking an answer to!

  15. hoteltravel profile image65
    hoteltravelposted 9 years ago

    My answer would be HP. I am using an all-in-one HP printer for the past ten years and not once has it given me any problem. But I can't give my opinion about other brands.

  16. profile image51
    fxfrogposted 9 years ago

    I will choose HP and reliable and easy to get the re-fill ink. Always go for the 3 in 1 printer which comes with Scanner, Fax and Printer. Also decide should you need inkjet or laser as the functions and purpose are not the same. Generally, go for HP printer.

  17. MsKejci profile image60
    MsKejciposted 9 years ago

    HP is My Choise, but there's plenty others that are also great I'm sure! But I strongly recomend HP! Definetly my favorite big_smile

  18. Shake Shah profile image70
    Shake Shahposted 9 years ago

    Canon laser printers are good for cheap printing.

  19. profile image0
    MP50posted 9 years ago

    Great question, looking into buying a new printer for my home office, HP does seem to be the most popular, the most reliable and good value for your money.

  20. profile image49
    TomScott123posted 8 years ago

    Actually there are number of brands available in the market to buy for your home printing need but its a matter of trust in which brand you trust the most. And that varies from person to person like i will suggest you Epson as the best brand while the other will suggest you to buy cannon.So its better you do some research yourself and see which can fits you well and yes if you are in search for industrial use than Industrial Inkjet Printer printer from "citronix uk" is the best option for all your industrial printing solutions.

  21. AnnStone profile image61
    AnnStoneposted 13 months ago

    Personally, I like HP and Canon. A few years ago I ordered a printer and a set of cartridges from a company https://www.mrdepot.ca. My friend said that this is a great online store and that they have a great range, and I decided to take a chance. In the end, it turned out that this is a really cool printer. If u want, u can look over their site for more info! It provided really good service and they do care. I love my printer and it works amazing!

    1. AnnStone profile image61
      AnnStoneposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Personally, I like HP and Canon. A few years ago I ordered a printer and a set of cartridges from a company. My friend said that this is a great online store and that they have a great range, and I decided to take a chance. In the end, it turned out that this is a really cool printer. If u want, u can look over their site for more info! It provided really good service and they do care. I love my full-fledged printer from mrdepot and it works amazing!

    2. Mehwish Hayaat profile image60
      Mehwish Hayaatposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure how much our HP color laser printer cost, but it wasn't much more than £200. It wasn't cheap, but https://printerhow.com/sublimation-printers/ was cheap compared to buying new ink cartridges every six months and/or wasting time trying to get them to print properly after they had been unused for a few weeks. It's been over a year, and the original cartridges are still working perfectly. I've printed several sheets of full color photos as well as regular print jobs.


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