Matthew Miner's Pretty Reliable Product Recommendations


Printer Recommendations

The biggest thing I would say about printers in to not buy an inkjet printer. Unless you're in a business constantly printing high-quality pictures, you just don't need one. It will be more finnicky and more expensive than a laser printer. Unlike ink, toner doesn't dry up and make your cartridges stop working. Also HP just seems to make low-quality products prone to breaking in my opinion.

Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer
This is the printer I own and what I expect probably 80% of people to need. It's cheap and reliable, just a no-thrills, good printer. It only does black and white, but really that's all most people need. If you need photos go to Walmart or whatever and get them professionally printed.
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Brother HL-L3210CW
This is basically the same thing, but with support for color printing and no automatic double-sided printing. It also has wireless support if you want that. It's probably the most economical color printer available.
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Brother HL-L3230CDW
This is the same thing as the last one but with duplex printing. If you need to print on both sides often, it's probably worth the price difference.
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Canon PIXMA G6020
If you need to print cardstock at home, you'll need an inkjet printer. I like this Canon PIXMA G6020 because it has a reasonably accessible load tray and the ability to buy third-party ink at economical rates. Downsides are that there's no document feeder, the load tray still is a bit awkward, and it can get clogged like any inkjet printer. It also might have been discontinued in 2021.
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