If you’re concerned about high cost of inkjet cartridges, a laser printer may be a better option

Over the years I’ve spent a lot of money on inkjet printer cartridges.

Too much.

I can’t believe how quickly we used to go through them and how much it cost.

We recently bought an HP Colour LaserJet Pro M452nw printer. The usual price is about $440 plus tax but we found the printer at $220 plus tax online at Staples.ca.

A Staples sale was on just for a few days and we bought it and had it delivered to a nearby Staples store.

Consumer Reports

I chose this model because it was highly rated by Consumer Reports which I’ve been reading for a half-century.

Consumer Reports is an intriguing magazine. It has changed over the years reflecting changes in the larger environment.

By way of example, over the years Consumer Reports has come to acknowledge that what we eat has a relationship to our health.

In the 1960s by contrast the attitude of Consumers Reports, as was the case in the wider society in which I grew up, was that so long as you were getting specified proportions of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in your diet, it didn’t matter what the source happened to be.

Now there’s a more nuanced – I would say, somewhat more evidence-based – approach regarding such matters.

We think there’s a good chance that in the long run the cost of laser toner will be less than what we used to pay for inkjet cartridges.

I mention this because I just can’t believe how often we’ve been buying inkjet cartridges and how much the cost adds up.

We also recently bought a Brother HL-L2370DW black and white laser printer having first consulted Consumer Reports ratings of printers. Much of my printing doesn’t require colour; this option will also, we are hoping, save us money in the long run.