Update On Best Printer/Ink Deals

printerLast year about this time I researched a printer deal, one that especially suited homeschoolers. I was looking for reliability, photo capabilities, ease of use, and affordability. However, the ink cartridges it used was my first consideration, after suffering under the tyranny of $40 replacement cartridges for my last printer. You can read the post from last September here, but I just had someone contact me and tell me it wasn’t available anymore. I think printer companies do that simply to keep us on our toes. . . or their hands in our wallets! So the search for a replacement has begun.

Anyway, to update you on our experiences with the printer, all three of us are still very happy with our printer. HP 7560(three of us being myself, my daughter, and my daughter in-law who is a pt photographer, all own the HP7460. ) Rachael and I use the lined paper printer option (see last post) for homeschool writing paper alot, and the convenience of the photo card outlets and wifi option continue to make this the printer of choice in this price range.

The sad part of the story is that this model isn’t available from Amazon anymore. So, if I had to replace it, which is very unlikely as it runs as well as the first day we received it, I would want one as close to this model as I could find. After doing the research, it looks like the model HP Photosmart D7260 is the way to go. It takes the same incredibly cheap but long-lasting ink, and has slightly better reviews than it’s predecessor. However, it looks like it takes 1-3 months to ship from Amazon. Overstock.com might be a good place to check, or even Ebay.  I’ll keep searching for a good replacement and let you know.

Don’t forget, no tax, no shippingcharges if it’s directly from Amazon (as opposed to a reseller)-which is why I’m always talking like it’s the only online place to shop. No, I don’t work for them, although I do use their Associate program, you should too! It’s easy.

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Would love to hear about printers you or a friend has had that you would recommend…or NOT recommend? Thanks!

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Comments: 3

  1. Rachael Carman October 28, 2009 at 3:13 pm Reply

    This is so completely simple. I can take a picture of my girls in one room and then go put my camera card into the printer and print it out and put it in my scrapbook. An easy way to keep pictures updated in scrapbooks with 5 kids! The deal on ink was so good that I don’t worry about my kids printing pictures from their camera cards too. I love simple… this was great. Thanks!

  2. Ayden Simmons May 12, 2010 at 8:54 am Reply

    I love photo cards, they are more special than those ordinary greeting cards that is just full of text.~-~

  3. Plastic Pond  October 20, 2010 at 7:47 am Reply

    photocards are nice specially if they are custom built~*”

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