As I got such valuable input from y’all in my search for a vacuum cleaner, I’m throwing out another plea for help on the choice of a printer.
I need one that can work off a wi-fi network, but I’m ignorant / agnostic on the old inkjet vs. laser printer decision. Actually, come to think of it, I could be satisfied with a USB cable-only printer if there’s a massive price difference.
I’m not interested in the do-it-all printers because I already have a good scanner, I cannot imagine any scenario where I’d need to send an actual fax and, from memory, the costs of said printers are outrageous.
A decent / low price is important simply because I only print about a dozen or so pages a month, and full color is unimportant. Ditto cartridge / ink costs, which are really important. Getting a $99 printer only to run up $1,200 a year on ink is counterproductive.
Most important is that I want a printer that doesn’t spy on me and send copies of whatever I’ve printed back to the manufacturer (I’ve heard that Brother printers do this, but my info may be out of date). It’s not that I’m getting up to mischief on my computer, it’s just that when I do print stuff out, it’s generally taxes / financial / credit / legal stuff, and I’d rather keep all that private.
The last printer I actually bought for myself was a Hewlett-Packard HP500 inkjet number back in 1992, which should give you an idea how far behind the curve I find myself.
I await any and all recommendations.