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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

I use an Epson Workforce 30. In B&W it's pretty darn fast per min.

I get cartridges on Ebay or Amazon for cheap. 

Nov 21, 2017 12:42 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Love my new Epson ET-2650, no cartridges needed! $225. at Costco. If $225. is not affordable to you, please come work on my team, I do work frequently in Manhattan.

Nov 21, 2017 12:45 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Affordable printers are easy to find.  It IS the ink that's expensive.  Light useage is a plus.  A basic Canon or HP should do the job for you.  I buy mine at Costco.  Be sure they carry the ink for the model you chose.  That will be the least expensive way to go.  

Nov 21, 2017 12:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Just pick up one at Costco. If you are a light user, the expensive ink will not be a major issue when the printer costs less than $100. 

Nov 21, 2017 12:33 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'd google it and read about it on-line. My printers are always for heavy duty usage.

Nov 21, 2017 01:10 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Go with an HP laser. I have had mine for 12 years.

Nov 21, 2017 01:06 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good answers from Carol and Roy....

Nov 21, 2017 12:41 PM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I'd with the cheapest laser printer. Inkjet cartridges seem to evaporate the minute you open the wrapper.

Nov 21, 2017 01:15 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

I have an older Epson Workforce 2650. It was inexpensive and the ink lasts a long time.

Nov 21, 2017 01:12 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Costco puts out a nice HP product that is worth taking a look at

Nov 21, 2017 12:56 PM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 21, 2017 05:40 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I recommend the HP 4-in-1 line that does color printing, scanning, faxing and copying. The last one we bought was prices under $200 and prints black and white at well over 25 pages a minute.

Nov 21, 2017 04:15 PM
Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

My Brother MFC-7460DN has been a good little printer for years. It is only B&W so will not work if you need color. 

Nov 21, 2017 03:20 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

There ae some great products out there but not manyin the real 'affodable area.

Nov 21, 2017 03:15 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I bought the HP officejet PRO 6978 and I LOVE IT. Buy the hP ink wth XL on it, they last longer and well worth  it

Nov 21, 2017 02:59 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

I have been using a Brother MFC-J825DW for about 5 years. It is relatively fast, prints B&W or Color, will auto-duplex (which I love). It is one of the most economical inkjets around.  It is Multi-functional, print, scan, copy & fax. It also has wireless, network and USB connectivity.

It appears the newer model MFC-J985DW is the current replacement. I don't think you can go wrong.

Nov 21, 2017 02:50 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not print much these days, since so much you can do with your smart devices. The fancy staff( presentation, stationary, etc.) I outsource. 

Nov 21, 2017 02:20 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Check the HP's. Costco, Staples, Office Depot, etc are always having clearance sales. " Brother" also makes a decent printer.

Nov 21, 2017 02:15 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

You may find it's cheaper to buy a black and white printer at Walmart or Target for $50 and donate it when the ink runs out, or try and refill the ink at a station

Nov 21, 2017 01:42 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Our HP 4-in-1 has served us well for years. I don't know what's out there now getting rave reviews though!

Nov 21, 2017 05:54 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I've been happy with this but if you are looking for something that scans and copies this is not it.

Samsung ProXpress C2620DW Office Depot

Good luck 



Nov 21, 2017 05:50 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Avi Berger 


HP Office Jet (all in one) Pro 6988 $89.99 regular $149

HP Office Jet 6978 (all in one) $99.99 regular $179

Nov 21, 2017 05:40 PM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

I agree, the Edson ET-2650 is hard to beat for light use. It's always been the cost of ink, not the cost of the machine. For work, I have an HP 4100. I've had it for 16 years, never broke down and is a work horse

Nov 22, 2017 05:57 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Pete Xavier with X Group Real Estate Advocates nailed this one!

Nov 22, 2017 03:48 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Ink costs more than Dom Perignon champagne.  True fact!

         I have always used HP printer/copiers.

Nov 21, 2017 08:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have an HP Officejet Pro 8600 and it does everything I need. Not sure what you mean by afforable ink/toner. Prices online seem pretty reasonable. And there are some other good suggestions

Nov 21, 2017 06:06 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

GOod luck

Nov 21, 2017 01:51 PM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great reading older question  and have an answer.

Oct 23, 2019 08:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Printers are becoming more and more affordable.  I have always purchased HP, they last but the cartridges are a bit pricey.

Nov 28, 2017 06:35 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Look on ebay for ink.  I have a brother laser and a espon 580 ink jet.


Nov 26, 2017 11:15 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

i do mostly black. if you do too, a black only printer is much less expensive as your not replacing multiple cartridges

Nov 22, 2017 09:07 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Avi Berger I have an HP LaserJet 1100. It is a work horse and have been using it for several years.

Nov 22, 2017 08:48 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I have a Brother B&W laser printer w/copier and scanner.  MFC-7410W  Only thing I'd do differently is I'd have gotten the duplex mode on it.  Had a need for that once or twice years ago.  Although Kinkos is a good option for that too.


For replacement cartridges I get V4Ink on Amazon.  Can get a 2pack for a FRACTION of the cost of Brother cartridges.  5 star rating, never had an issue.

Nov 22, 2017 08:47 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Define "affordable".  If you are running a business you will need to invest in equipment.  I have a high-end Brother Laser printer ... black and white.  For my smaller color jobs I have an Epson. I've invested in "cheap" ink and the results were the same.  I now only back brand manufactured ink cartridges. It is well worth the money. 

Nov 22, 2017 06:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have found my Brother MFC-J6920DW very reliable and efficient in ink usage.

Nov 22, 2017 06:09 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I can get a Canon Imageclass for under $150. They are fast, print nice, have a scanner and auto document feeder, etc. Toner cartridges last for around 2,000 pages for less than $15 each. I have three of them in my office and they are simple work horses.

Nov 22, 2017 05:23 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Buy the printer at the entrance to the Staples store. If you are a heavy user, spend the $$ for the warranty. Make sure it has a duplex document feeder.

Use premium paper and you will be stuffing mailboxes in no time.

HINT: join staples rewards plan.

Nov 22, 2017 05:00 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Lots of opinions and options to choose from,. Define light use and check the store for deals on Friday.

Nov 22, 2017 01:43 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I don’t know any printer cartridges that are cheap that’s where they make their money; I’ve always used HP

Nov 21, 2017 11:41 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Dozens of All in One machines out there for around $60-80.  All work about the same, see what Walmart has on the shelf this week.

Nov 21, 2017 08:54 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have an HP 8600 Pro and an older HP color laser printer. The cartridges for the 8600 are fairly inexpensive but don't last very long unless you get the XL at a higher price. My HP color laser cartridges are more expensive but last longer so for light duty may be a better choice for you. HP printers are work horses, I still use my black and white laser in a pinch...it is over 10 years old and works like a champ.


Nov 21, 2017 07:50 PM