There’s going to come a time where you’re going to have to print papers for a report, an essay, or even for fun. No matter what it is, you’re going to find that you’re going to have to print at college. So what can you do and what are your options?
If you’re going to purchase – get a laser printer
A laser printer is a little bulkier than your typical printer, but the cool thing about these laser printers is that they will print via a toner, rather than an ink cartridge. They are going to last years longer and the cool thing is that a laser printer is going to print a lot faster than your typical inkjet printer.
Top 3 Laser Printers to Consider:
Brother HL-2140 Personal Printer (around $70) – Very good price and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. Has great reviews online and should get the job done. Can print up to 23 pages per minute.
Samsung Monochrome Laser (around $50) – Prints 1200 x 600 DPI and takes up very little space. It prints quality, it has a very modern look and doesn’t take up a lot of energy.
HP LaserJet PRO (around $130) – A little on the pricey side, but you’re going to get a lot of out this printer. Fits up to 150 sheets, has a high speed 2.0 USB port, as well as wireless capabilities.
Print for free at your library
All colleges are different, but some libraries will allow you to print for free from the computers in there. While some will probably charge you to make copies, you will more than likely have to hand them a student ID to ensure that you’re a student there.
Borrow a friend’s printer
While it’s best to get a printer, you will find that you won’t have to print all that often. Instead, you may want to consider just borrowing a friends printer to print a few things. Just don’t overdo your welcome here.
When looking for a college printer, there are a few things that I would consider when making the purchase.
- The size
- How many pages a minute? You want speed.
- Wireless capabilities. This will save on wires.
- Price tag. Hey, you’re a college student – save money.