Minimal Printer/Scanner for home office
March 2, 2014 at 9:56 pm #234599
I’m narrowing in on what I need in my home office. I don’t do much here, as my computer at work is much better. But I do my banking online, as well as things like plan vacations, manage pictures, etc. I currently have an All-In-One printer, copier, scanner, fax. It’s pretty big (bigger than my computer) and slow, and the software is frustrating.
So I’m looking for something to replace it with. I realize I don’t need all those functions. I would like a scanner that is fast, 300 dpi is adequate resolution for everything I do with it. I like the idea of scanners that automatically file and index documents (but I’ve never seen one in action). I also occasionally need a printer, but that’s quite rare and doesn’t have to be so fast. A good old desk-jet will do the trick (do they still make desk-jets?). I’m thinking about investing in a good document scanner, and a just-so printer, instead of going the all-in-one route. I guess the downside to this idea is 2 power cords instead 1, 2 connections to my computer instead of 1, 2 device drivers instead of one.
Ok, maybe it’s not such a good idea. But does anybody have a better idea? I just don’t want another device that does everything and none of it very well.
May 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm #308876
In the VERY VERY rare instance I need to print something, I walk to the copy shop and have them print it. Who prints nowadays?
May 15, 2014 at 11:06 am #308910
I think when our current all-in-one dies, we will go with a B&W laser printer like this one. We print fairly regularly, but certainly don’t need color.
As far as a scanner, I considered the Neat products but wanted something that was using more of an open standard.. so we just got the Fujitsu Scan Scap s1300i.
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