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Old 10-31-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Reliable Small Inexpensive B&W Printer

Hi folks,
I'm looking for a small B&W printer that I can easily transport with me to Florida when I go there for the winter. I don't want to bring my big bulky printer from home.

Any recommendations?

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https://www.brother-usa.com/products/HLL2315DW - HL-L2315DW
Compact Laser Printer with Wireless Networking and 2-Sided Printing
Wally sells it - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brother-H...nter/659907319
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Can you just leave a printer there? These Brother B&W lasers are cheap ($99) and have been reliable for me. And they can sit for 6 months w/o use, no worries about dried ink. But they aren't exactly light/compact.

https://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL-L2...0763WDSYZ?th=1

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I'd just buy one when ur down there and leave it.
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I bought the Brother 2320 from Best Buy on sale for $49.99.

It costs more now. Bet it will be on sale for a lot less on Black Friday.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/brother...?skuId=4499400

BUT - - it is absolutely wonderful for a black and white laser printer that only connects via USB (no wi-fi, but I don't need wi-fi). I am wildly enthusiastic.
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Can you just leave a printer there? These Brother B&W lasers are cheap ($99) and have been reliable for me. And they can sit for 6 months w/o use, no worries about dried ink. But they aren't exactly light/compact.

https://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL-L2...0763WDSYZ?th=1

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that's the one I have at home...i'm renting, so no, I can't leave one there.
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I'd just buy one when ur down there and leave it.

that's a pretty good idea. I may just do that.
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The Brother 2320 laser printer is often on sale for $50. They are great printers and they last forever. They are not suitable for your carry on, but can be tucked in the trunk of a car. I have carted one from here to Arizona and back and never had a problem. It's a basic BW laser, and it is not wi-fi.
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I bought the Brother 2320 from Best Buy on sale for $49.99.

It costs more now. Bet it will be on sale for a lot less on Black Friday.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/brother...?skuId=4499400

BUT - - it is absolutely wonderful for a black and white laser printer that only connects via USB (no wi-fi, but I don't need wi-fi). I am wildly enthusiastic.
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Oops, and you were the one who told me about it in the first place! Thanks for letting me know that it was on sale, too. That was such a great tip.

It's exactly what I need in a printer. And, it only weighs 15 pounds.
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Oops, and you were the one who told me about it in the first place! Thanks for letting me know that it was on sale, too. That was such a great tip.

It's exactly what I need in a printer. And, it only weighs 15 pounds.
I was grinning at your review... Best $50 I ever spent on technology and I think there are three floating around here and in Arizona now.
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As others have mentioned. Be sure it's a laser. NOT ink cartridge printers. Laser does
not "dry" up. Can sit for months, and still print. Ink cartridge if not used very often, they dry Up!
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As others have mentioned. Be sure it's a laser. NOT ink cartridge printers. Laser does
not "dry" up. Can sit for months, and still print. Ink cartridge if not used very often, they dry Up!
Great advice! I quit using my printer at home because of the constant cartridge replacements. SIL gave me her printer - same thing. I had one at our Az snowbird condo. Big mistake - cartridges dried up there really fast.

So now I just go to the nearest library when I want to print something. I'm now accustomed to printing very infrequently, but I like the laser printer idea.
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Here's another BW laser printer by HP that's even smaller:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079QRKWLX...v_ov_lig_dp_it

I wanted to buy this one earlier this year but they were out of stock for a while. Ended up with an all-in-one Xerox for just under $100. Great printer that did come with a full cartridge.

Most of these cheaper laser's come with a starter cartridge good for 500-1000 or so pages. But unless you print a lot that could last you several years.
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I bought an inexpensive Brother black and white Laser printer about 1 year ago. It is a L2320D and has been a great printer. LD products for recycle toner cartridge has also been great.
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The unit for $50 is hard to beat but I would recommend at least considering a wireless model. I have the same printer but it’s wireless. Very nice if there is more than one computer in the house but mainly, it gives you the freedom to put it anywhere there’s an electrical outlet.

The black and white printer served us well, but we recently got a color laser printer and love it. Not photo quality mainly because you cannot use photo paper but it’s great for everything else. We print infrequently enough that the extra cost for cartridges is no big deal. Main reason for the switch is that the machine is a scanner/copier also. We scan more than we print and it’s nice to be able to make a quick copy from time to time. It’s about $370 at Staples right now. I’m sure we got it on sale for less than that.

https://www.staples.com/HP-M477fnw-C...akamai-feo=off
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The Brother 2320 laser printer is often on sale for $50. They are great printers and they last forever. They are not suitable for your carry on, but can be tucked in the trunk of a car. I have carted one from here to Arizona and back and never had a problem. It's a basic BW laser, and it is not wi-fi.
I bought that model 3 years ago on sale...it's performed flawlessly and I've printed about 400 pages so far and still have 65% ink remaining.
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The Brother 2320 laser printer is often on sale for $50. They are great printers and they last forever. They are not suitable for your carry on, but can be tucked in the trunk of a car. I have carted one from here to Arizona and back and never had a problem. It's a basic BW laser, and it is not wi-fi.
I also have this printer and love it. I paid about $100 for it but it was a package deal with an extra toner.

It isn't wireless, but it was easy enough to put on our network.
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