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  1. anonymousx

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    Hi there, I need a printer for college I guess, well, I'm looking for a printer thats $1-100, the reason I'm posting a question is that, I'm curious if anyone could find the smallest dimensioned printers available in the price range that will print a normal sized paper. Should I bother driving to Staples and see what they have in that price range ? Thanks
     
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    The cost of the printer is only one part of the cost. You can get a very cheap, small printer for very little up-front cost, but the ink cartridges may cost more than the printer and the per-page cost could be very high.

    If you're going to print primarily text, a laser printer might be a cheaper overall solution. Or check out the capabilities of the campus. There may be printers right in your dorm or at a computer lab you can use.
     
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    Yes I will be primarily be printing text once in a while, so it won't get much use most likely. Luckily the college is only 6 minutes away, so I can stay at my house and use my gaming rig, even though I kind of am a little up tight on using it for this purpose. So far most printers I've been looking at come with about 4 cartridges which is nice. I just need to find a long USB cable now, hopefully newegg has some.
     
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    Most cheap -$100 printers only have 2 ink carts (b & TriColor) -

    But just a plain printer or a multi-function? Brother has a multi-tank or under $100, mine is 3 years ago and is being retired since the heads are worn out and I'm out of ink. The scanner unit is great tho :( Its paper tray is on the bottom and doesn't stick out like HP printers. Canon makes some nice $50 printers that are very compact and square. $100 should be a multi-tank design.
     
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    The ink cartridges will dry out if they're not used frequently. That's another reason to get a laser printer.
     
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    Yep Yep... I forgot to add that part. Need to use the printer every 3-6 months or it dies or the print-head dies.
     
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    I see, so whats the least I can use a non laser printer, like Inkjet, without worrying about the
    catridges drying up ? We have a basic cheap printer ( about 20 bucks ) in our living room, and it gets used like twice a year, but haven't had a problem with drying ink yet :confused:

    I've been looking at Canon, and the only printers I'm interested in happen to print photos as well which actually isn't a plus. The reason for this is I'm looking for either all Black colored printers , or a Black printer with Silver Borders so It goes with my whole color coordination of my Computer Setup.

    How are these ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828102259R

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828103209R

    What should I look for in the Specifications to let me know that the printer takes Normal Sized computer Paper when I'm looking at photo printers ?
     
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