For many years we have been buying those cheap inkjet printers at the big box stores, the question is always the same, “Is it worth fixing the inkjet printers?”
Most inkjet printers are made to just handle very low volume printing, mostly for home use, many times we become so dependable on these small printers, that we end up spending more money on ink than what the are truly worth.
From the start those inkjet printers were intended to be very low use, but many companies, aftermarket companies selling you their cheaper version inks (generics), changed many users minds, well that made it even worse, the true is that generic inks, does damage your inkjet printer. The quality of the ink from the generics is terrible, in most cases clogging the print heads and ending throwing away the printers.
The average cost of a printer repair (in Minnesota) can run you up to $130 per hour + parts. And in most cases they printer can not be repaired.
So save your money and d buy a laser printer and you will save money over time and your quality will be much better, and in some cases, depending on the brand, you can get a 3 year replacement warranty. Most copier have a 30 day warranty, but for more information ask your local copier or office equipment dealer.
Upgrade or keep or buy a similar printer?
Many home office inkjet printers are used to the point that it becomes cheaper to actually buy a commercial laser printer, wether a new or used small multi-function device will improve your bottom line, most laser printers run and the cost of the toners (supplies re cheaper) at the long run, a rule of thumb is, basically if you are buying ink every month that is costing you more than $85 per month, I recommend a higher volume machine, you can easily buy a new multi-function printer, copier, scanner for under $800 and the cost of the supplies alone will more than pay for it in less than a years time. And you will also get a more reliable machine that runs much cheaper, and more efficient.