1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Time for a new printer, recommendations please.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by flex22, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    1,679
    0
    69
    After constantly trying to clean my epson printer, I think it's time for a new one, this one's knackered.

    It just occured to me actually, that I've had this printer two years and my cleaning cycles have been, well not good.

    Can't afford it, but I'm starting to send CV's off here there and everywhere at the moment, so needs to be done.

    Can anyone recommend a good value printer, to be used for CV's and letters.I will look after this one better, promise.

    Thanks :!:
     
  2. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    If you're going to sink your hard earned cash into a "value printer" you might as well get one that serves not only your present needs but your future ones.

    First of all, keep an eye out for adds in the paper at your local "Office Supply" type stores. At this time of year, there are bound to be specials. Of course, if you wait til after Christmas, there are bound to be sales on items that the stores have overstocked and are trying to get rid of.

    I needed a machine that could "do it all" since I not only need to print but copy and fax. We ended up buying an HP Officejet 6110 all-in-one. The only thing I don't like on it is the scanner feature since it's not a flatbed, but I already have a good flatbed scanner so it's not a problem.

    Now I can print, copy and fax. Faxing is especially important to me in contract work since, although I can be sent a contract as an e_mail attachement, I still have to fax the signed document back to the employer.

    Like many other devices, think about what features you really need in a printer. You might not need an all-in-one device. Think about the differences between laserjets and officejets and which will suit your needs best. If you're going to spend money, you might as well get something that will be a long term investment rather than a machine just to serve your immediate needs.

    Just my thoughts here.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    1,679
    0
    69
    I understand exactly what your saying Trip, and it's good, sound advice.

    Thing at the moment is that I'm so darn skint that I can't afford anything over the very basics, even if that doesn't fulfill my future needs.

    I'm waiting on a couple of jobs, so I might wait to see how they turn out.

    Suppose I could pay something monthly, if it's reasonable.

    I do agree with what your saying, absolutely, let me think this over some more.

    Thanks!

    PS: What do you guys think of sending CV's off in writing.You know with those things we used way back.Pens I think they were called.Let me know your thoughts.
     
  4. Luton Bee

    Luton Bee Kilobyte Poster

    365
    0
    36
    I would suggest using your local build your machine to order type shop and trying to pick up a basic bargain that way just to get you CV's printed, after-all the paper you use helps the appeal of the CV more than the printer. If not you could always try getting a friend to print you a few copies out.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCP, A+, Network+ C&G ICT
    WIP: CCNA
  5. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    13,493
    179
    287
    The majority of the time, I send out CVs via e-mail. Very rarely will a company request a paper copy sent to them via postal mail. I only actually print one out if I'm going to an interview. A lot of the time, it helps to have one handy, especially if you've updated it recently.

    Just who are you planning to send paper CVs to and do they really want your CV as a hardcopy?

    Color me confused.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+

Share This Page

Loading...