As someone who is technically inclined, I have not idea why I have such bad printer karma. I buy a printer that works just fine, then it seems to run out of ink quickly… To save money, I try to buy the generic printer catridges that "say" work with all printers but don’t. That leads to some massive ink spill, which leads to me being without a printer…
So here I sit, on a Friday night that I should be with my family – at Kinkos instead just so I can PRINT some documents. I have made my life as paperless as possible, using my BlackBerry for most of mobile needs. But this time I needed to print out some forms that I can sign and scan back, and my todo spreadsheet just to have a paper copy.
Any ideas on what type of printer I should buy this weekend? Here are my requirements:
1. Ink catridges are easy to get and reasonably priced. Print catridges should last more then two days with regular printing(oh wait – that was my old printer…) How about at least a month!
2. I want wireless capabilities so I can print from my laptop anywhere in my house without using that darn USB cable. Some wireless routers have print routers included but mine does not. I tried installing a separate print router but could not get that to work…
3.All-in-one capabilities: I want to be able to send/recieve faxes as well as scan documents.
4. It would be nice to have a USB or flashdrive area so I can attach my digital picture storage directly to the printer to make pictures when needed.
5. Nice quality – does not have to be amazing, but it does have to print out documents as well as pictures.
6. Not too big…
Am I asking too much? Does this printer exist? Or any general printer recommendations would be great just to see which models others have been happy with.