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Labor Day Printer Deals

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It’s back to school time, and looks like stores need to make room for new inventory.  Fry’s Electronics had (one day only) the Canon Pixma MP620 on sale for $79.99.  It includes a USB cable, scans to PDF, does wi-fi and wired networking, so already a bargain.  If it could only do duplex printing (print both sides) too it would be a steal.  For that either look at the Epson Stylus NX415 or wait for the newer model Canon MP640 which goes full auto duplex printing.

Speaking of Epson, Office Depot had $40 off the Stylus NX415/$59.99 and Stylus NX515/$109.99.  The latter does wi-fi and wired networking, but neither includes a USB cable.  At least the Epson models do manual duplex printing and scan to PDF via the software.

And if you were in the market for a laser printer, the Brother HL-2140 was $59.99 at Office Depot.  At these prices, for basically the cost of ink replacements, how wrong can you go?  FYI – These inkjets use 4 or 5 ink colors cartridges which cost about $14 each to replace.  Toner (for laser printers) goes for about $50, but the consumer is still in the dark as there is no printed mL of ink/toner on the packaging!

Wish the All-in-ones here could do legal size printing-scanning-copying.  Not many (?any) do from what I’ve seen.  Oh well, that’s for the next upgrade I guess…

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