After about 30 years of different printers I’ve found that there is no best brand and there is no best model of computer printer. I can remember my first dot matrix printer from Radio Shack along with my TRS-80 computer.
I’ve owned just about every brand, most had something good about them, almost all failed at some point in some aspect.
So, I’ve found that reading different reviews and testimonies about a computer I’m considering to purchase. A simple google search will give you some results but the best place is probably Amazon.
Lately I’ve been printing a lot and I’ve gone through 2 Epson printers. All started printing beautifully. I had a Workforce 1100 that was awesome. I connnected a CIS, that is a continuous ink supply system and probably ran a half gallon of ink through that machine. It probably would still be printing now but my ignorance caused a printhead part to break and I can’t find the part…. still looking for an older machine for parts so I can put one together.
I got another Epson, this time a Workforce 7010. As with the wf-1100 it is a wide format injet printer and I connected a CISS. It printed beautifully. Photos matt or gloss were beautiful. Text and graphics were fast and it featured an automatic 2 sided printing for my pdf’s or any text document. Regretfully it puked, I should have gotten a lot more time with this printer but the paper feeder started to malfunction and the printhead drive mechanism gears stripped and there were pieces of the printer laying inside. The warranty was expired and it just wasn’t worth trying to find someone to repair and pay for the repairs.
Epson has a new workforce model wf-7110. The reviews look good, I can purchase a CISS for it from www.inkjetcarts.us. Its a general wide format printer and reviews are good for printing images, text and graphics. It also has 2 trays for paper. It can print double sided and is an automatic double sided printing machine.
I love printing out images from my Canon EOS 5D Mark III 22.3 MP Full Frame CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
, thus the reason for wide format printers and the CISS, Constant Ink Supply System. I can only guess at this point but the CISS has saved me 100’s of dollars on ink. They can be a little tempermental but well worth the effort if you enjoy printing out your images. We actually use it to print out photos from my Galaxy 5 phone and other canon cameras.
Since I do a lot of marketing I use the printer to print out infographics, or handouts and brocheures for small or local businesses. All these printers print out professional quality graphics on cheap paper and if you purchase brocheure paper, the pieces are outstanding and will make you look more professional than any other. Sure, you can go to a printer and print out 500 pieces but will you ever use them all, and how much will change over time before you get a chance to use them all.
Finally, all my only purchases from internet marketing products to my comcast bill are all printed page by page as the purchase moves along. I print to a pdf and when complete save the pdf in a purchases folder, before I do that I’ll print out those pdf’s and keep them in a file for easy access and as a reminder of what I have. I found it next to impossible to remember everything I purchase online for my internet marketing business and printing out the salespage is a great reminder of what I have, what was provide, what bonuses I should have downloaded and who I need to contact if there is a problem. I’ll even create a header and footer for information such as log in’s, urls, dates and other information necessary for me to access the product on my computer.
Stop back and I’ll let you know what I think of the new Epson Workforce 7110 because I’ve got one coming soon. I ordered from Amazon, got the best price. I almost feel like purchasing 2 of these for one reason. I’m pretty handy and can fix anything if I have the parts. Once this printer goes out of production you won’t be able to find it for less than 3 times the price on Amazon, Ebay or Craigslist…. so, I guess I’ll wait and put the Epson WorkForce WF-7110 Wireless and WiFi Direct, Wide-Format Color Inkjet Printer, 2-Sided Auto Duplex. Prints from Tablet/Smartphone. AirPrint Compatible through it’s paces and if its worth it I’ll grab another one.