I don’t know about you but I think that ink jet printers were the worst invention. The printers themselves were reasonably priced, but the replacement inks were ridiculously unaffordable. Replacement cartridges were so unaffordable, that it was more economical to buy a new printer (with a half-full cartridge) than it was to buy a new cartridge.
That’s just not acceptable. If only I could afford a Laser printer… Well, I just found out today that I can! A quick visit to Harvey Norman led me to this bad boy. Let me introduce you to the Brother HL-1110, a Compact and Reliable Mono Laser Printer.
This printer has the following features:
- Prints up to 20 pages per minute
- Up to 600 x 600 dpi (2400 x 600 dpi with Resolution Control
- Supported paper size: A4 (Alternative size documents including envelope format are not supported)
- 150 sheet paper tray
- Has a separate toner & drum
- Very compact
Apparently, this device will print around 700 pages straight out of the box. At just AU$68 dollars, that’s approximately 9.7 cents a page. New cartridges will set you back around AU$70 but will print about 1000 pages (7 cents per page). Now that’s value for money and it’s a great addition to my home office. By the way, there’s no USB cable in the package so make sure you get one. I got lots of them lying around my home so I didn’t mind. Harvey Norman tried to sell them to me for AU$20, I just laughed out loud and politely declined.