With the New Year well underway, offices and classrooms are bustling with activity yet again—while freelancers and remote workers are back to the grind in their home offices. If you’re like most self-employed workers, you probably use a printer fairly regularly.
If not, make a new wireless printer part of your budget for your home office this year. You’ll be glad you did. Home printers are useful for all kinds of reasons, from printing glossy photos to contracts to your kid’s English essay.
Why Get One?
No home office is complete without an inkjet home printer. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to narrow down your choices. There are only a few major manufacturers who currently hold the monopoly on the printer market.
While printers tend to be fairly inexpensive, ink cartridges need to be replaced regularly—and big-name manufacturers intentionally mark up the prices so they can see their profit margin soar.
This can be narrowly avoided by buying third-party compatible printer ink from a brick-and-mortar or online retailer. Cheap office printer ink is surprisingly simple to find and worth stocking up on along with your new purchase.
Getting an inkjet printer set up in your home office is a great idea for 2019 and will likely prove to be an excellent investment over the years to come. Currently, a few home printers are taking centre stage. We recommend any of the following.
Compact, inexpensive, and sleek, the Deskjet is known for its decent print quality and competitive price. It is also mobile device-enabled, which reflects the changing trends of modern home offices. You can easily print from your smartphone or tablet.
While the Deskjet is not as sturdy as some other older, bigger models, it is an aesthetically pleasing model that fits into just about any contemporary home office decor scheme.
Epson EcoTank ET-4550
Loaded with two years’ worth of ink and a three-year warranty, this black model is very favourably reviewed by even the most scrutinizing critics. Most consumables are expensive in the printer market, but Epson has single-handedly decided to make ink replacement as easy and affordable as possible by throwing in 11,000 pages worth of black and colour ink.
Although the printer is not the faster and the paper tray is small, the cost-effectiveness outweighs the few downfalls. The EcoTank is definitely paving the way for a greener and cheaper future.