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9 November, 2012

You got to spend money to save money, another printer

A while back, I mentioned that we got an Epson WorkForce WF-7520 (A3+ printer) to replace the age old Epson 1410 (also A3+ printer). It turns out that we just run out of 1410's ink. So the WorkForce WF-7520 was just opened and started to use.

Boy, it is really amazing. Why did I upgrade the A3+ printer? Well, running cost and other features. Most importantly, the ink in WF-7520 is Epson DuraBrite Ultra, which translates water smear proof, and brighter than colour laser. It is a huge bonus to have inkjet printer that can print without the need to worry water smear. Of course there are many other features such as built-in Wi-Fi and Apple's AirPrint support, and a beautiful A3 scanner (autofed) and auto-duplex printing.

I did run water through the printout of Epson DuraBrite Ultra ink. It really is water resistant and highlighter friendly.

Incidentally, the colour laser printer (Brother MFC-9840CDW) also run short of toner. And I noticed that Epson has dropped laser printer market and moving towards inkjet printers. I did some math (like Don), and decided to switch to a business grade of Epson multi-function printer which uses Epson DuraBrite Ultra.

Here it is Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590, please excuse the messy setup.

Epson WP-4590

My main reason for switching? To save money of course. Antony is poor. A set of Brother's colour toners simply cost more than this Epson WorkForce Pro WP-4590 + a extra-high capacity of inks. So I switched. Plus, it uses far less power to print (compared to laser printer). Of course there are many handy features on it.

It really worth the switch. Laurent and I print a lot.

related articles:
a poor man's (another) printer (Epson WorkForce WF-7520) (5 September, 2012)
bargain hunting: a backup printer, actually two (Epson NEX-125) (30 September, 2011)
a printer (Brother MFC-9840CDW) (22 September, 2010)
bye bye Epson Stylus Photo R230 (16 August 2010)
Brother MFC-8890DW (28 March, 2010)
Epson 1410 (Epson Stylus Photo 1410, 10 August, 2009)
Brother label printer (Brother QL-570 Label Printer, 12 May, 2009)
new toy - Brother P-touch 1280 (Brother P-touch 1280, 27 April, 2007)


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Posted by Antony on 9 November 2012 8:34 AM | gadget
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I am aware of your need for an excellent printer, so no adverse comment about that.
However, that Brother MFC-240 you foisted onto me a while ago, is starting to ask for yet another new colour, and the cheap shop at the Eastgardens Temple of Commerce is no longer there!
So I shall have to instal the new Epson Stylus NX130 that has been mouldering in my spare room since purchase. The whole shebang cost less than the inks, and I guess I will ditch it when replacement ink time comes!!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 9 November 2012 12:28 PM.
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