Could really use some recommendations from "users" of these MFP's. We rely daily on our printer for home-based business and many personal involvements outside home. Recently had poor service w/our hp and extended warranty company...
I second the Epson workforce 840. I have it on a wireless network and it works great with both Mac and PC. I have had many all in ones and this is the best ever. I use it for everything, including printing all of our pics that hang on our walls and all of the material for a NPO I am starting. I buy ink from one of the online ink places through ebates when the daily double is for the ink place.
I work in a computer repair business. I concur on the Epsons. their straight-through paper path is far more reliable, and in general, they are better made than the HP inkjets.
For daily business use, I recommend a low-cost laser. In this area, HPs are among the best. The color inkjets are far more expensive on a per-page basis. A laser cartridge lasts for thousands of pages, and ink-jet cartridge (usually sold in sets) costs as much and provide far fewer pages. Most business printing only requires black and white. Get a laser for most use, and a color inkjet for when you really need color. You'll save a lot of money that way.
thanks for recommendations - I ordered the 840 last night directly fr Epson, $300 - $130 discount. we're in dire need so i chose overnight delivery. We'll see how this goes... When first started our business, we purchased Epson 8000 laser; it was truly a "workhorse"! Lasted ~ 13 years, but require more color printing now. After all considerations, we went w/another AIO inkjet. I was happy w/my hp L7680 operation (asided fr the auto updates), until i made the mistake of using my ext. warranty to correct the broken paper tray and auto paper feed - that led to many more problems/headaches. I'm hoping for the best w/the Epson!
Epson or Canon. Epson should have slightly better looking prints, and Canon should be a bit cheaper in cost/page. Note that HP tends to get bad reviews for reliability e.g. https://www.pcworld.com/article/211089/2010_reliability_and_service_survey_printers.html
I bought a relative an Epson Artisan 725 for this past Christmas and she STILL tells me almost every time I see her how much she LOVES it.
I have had a Brother MFC 8840D for years now. It's a black and white laser printer, but it duplexes, scans, faxes, and copies. It has given me no problems at all. I was set on getting an HP when I was looking way back when, but reviews showed Brother to be more durable so I went with them, and I'm so glad I did.
I can't say here on the best ones yet, but I do know the worst and that is Canon so far. I've had nothing but headaches with them. So far, Dell printers have been the sturdiest that I've tried, but their ink is spendy, so I'm counting on the consensus here and going with this Epson 840 as I need one I can absolutely count on too and I'm anxious to see how they compare to Dell. Thanks for the great advice here all :) Oh and does anyone have any comments about the Epson 545? It's a whole lot cheaper, but the reviews still seem good?
I'm in the market for a better all-in-one. I've had a couple HP all-in-ones that both had Wifi issues (go to print and printer is offline requiring power cycle, etc...). Most recent is a Canon MX870 which has very high ink usage and costs and also has the very bad WiFi "printer offline" issue (and I have other wifi printers/equipment I have no problems with). I concur with Ben Delaney's post above and purchased a low cost Brother mono laser printer (~ $150) and love it. Not one issue and it prints much cheaper and much much faster than any ink jet, its nice to click to print and seconds later all your pages are right there.
But I need to be able to occasionally print color, print photos, scan, and copy. From the posts, it looks like I should try an Epson next which I see have some good customer reviews on Amazon. I'm thinking I may need to spend more to get a more reliable printer, that the < $200 variety will continue to fail to meet my expectations. I don't mind spending more, if anyone has experience with higher-end (< $500) all-in-ones, please post.