Consider a Laser Printer for Big Savings
Do you use an inkjet printer to print out coupons? If so, it might not be worth it. I found we were using so much ink and even if we refilled the ink cartridges, it wasn’t worth it. Also, we were selling products used books and DVD’s on Amazon.com and we found we were wasting a lot of ink printing invoices.
Think about it, if you are using your inkjet coupon to print out grocery coupons worth .40 cents, are you just breaking even? Are you losing money? Do you know what your inkjet costs per page? Our inkjet printer was a dog, it ran through cartridges faster than it should have and was a total money pit.
We had always though that a laser printer was out of our cost range, and it wouldn’t be worth it for us. We were surprised in our consumer reports magazine to read about a Dell laser printer that had great reviews and a low price tag. The cost per page was on .03 cents! I’m not certain of the exact consumer reports issue that reviewed printers, but I’m sure you could find it at the library if you wanted exact details.
I’m not getting any kind of payment from Dell or anyone to write this. I just really love the Laser Printer we got!! I want to help my fellow coupon printers in their quest to save money.
Anyway, we bought model Dell 1110 and had it shipped for 89 dollars to our home! It was my Christmas present from my husband, and I love it. It comes with a 1,000 page toner cartridge for free, and then normal toner prints 2,000 pages. The toner costs about 60 dollars from Dell, but you can use knock off toner as well to save a few bucks.
The printer is tiny, only does black/white, warms up quick and is awesome for printing all of my internet printable coupons! When I think of all the hassles we went through with our ink jet (the pricey ink cartridges, the refill inks that never lasted long, etc.) we were crazy to spend that money for so long.
The whole point of this post is that if you are a heavy coupon printer, you may want to look into getting a laser printer. They have come down in price and can be really worth the investment for a person who prints many coupons!