Question by Rach: What printer should I buy for freelance graphic design business?
I am looking to buy a wireless printer for my home-based freelance graphic design business. I have a HP printer at home but it’s 8 years old. I have been researching and I saw the Epson Artisan series is good which they have a good rating. However, someone told me to buy a HP Photosmart series which has good prices but they have decent rating. What printer should I buy for my home-based graphic design business?
Answer by Brad Unc
Epson Artisan. It is an awesome printer with many features. It has the best warranty. For 2 years Epson will fedex a replacement and pick up the old one at their expense. No other company offers this. As my sister, who runs a professional printing business, found out when her Canon needed to be repaired for the second time, it’s difficult to run a business when your printer will be in the shop for a week. With an Epson, she would have had her replacement the next day. She has since bought an epson but it has never needed to be replaced and it’s been a few years. Neither has my year old Artisan 800.
Finally, you can get cartridges for under 50 cents. They cost under 2.50 and you get $ 2 back for the empty ones. Try finding HP cartridges for anywhere near that. You can buy several printers for what you’ll save on ink.
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